Hike up a road, you say? Well, normally I avoid hiking on roads, but at this time of year, trails are often icy. And, as long as the frost is in the ground, trails are just as hard underfoot as a road.
I had not hiked up the access road before and it’s been years since I’d even driven the road. So, I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it was. At this time of year, the road is in the sunshine almost the whole way. And the views along the way were pretty impressive.
It’s just over 7 km to the summer trailhead for Moose Mountain with a gain of about 450 meters. If you want a nice spot for lunch, climb up through the trees on to a ridge to the right of the beginning of the summer trail. It doesn’t take long and once on top, you’ll have a great view of Moose Mountain as well as lots of other peaks.