South Branch Shin Creek, NB

Fredericton Junction, New Brunswick (Sunbury County)

Last Updated: 12/01/2021
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This scenic trail offers spectacular views across the mountain range surrounding Mount Pleasant Caldera in southern New Brunswick, which form the tail end of the Appalachian mountain range in the North. It is one of the slightly more technical trails amongst the many logging routes and snowmobile trails that are abundant in this region. While this is a rather short trail, the scenery it passes through varies rapidly from hill-top look-offs to rugged washouts in the valleys and on the slopes of the mountain, to densely wooded stretches, with moss, mud and rocks, giving this trail its unique character.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is on the east side of Route 785, approximately 20 km from Fredericton Junction. It is marked as Road 61. You can move up to waypoint 2 before airing down and disconnecting your sway bars as waypoint 2 offers plenty of space, without blocking off traffic to logging trucks, which are out in large numbers during the week.

Directions to Trailhead

From the town of Oromocto, take Broad Road south through Haneytown and Geary. Follow the sign to the Speedway onto Branch Road (101) for approximately 15km (9 mi) and turn right towards Fredericton Junction for less than 1 km before turning left (south) onto Route 785. Follow this route for 20 km (12 mi) until you reach the trailhead. Directions from the South. From the town of St George, head east towards Upper Letang on Route 172 until it turns into Route 780. Follow it for 2.2 km (1.4 mi) until it intersects with into Route 785 in Utopia. Head north for approximately 42 km (26 mi) until you reach the trailhead.

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Virgil Dessouroux

Mapping Crew - New Brunswick, Canada

Currently full time serving member in the CAF, co-owner of North Bound Expeditions Inc. Located in New Brunswick, Canada, signed up to develop a solid trail network database for the region. For anyone planning on visiting the Maritimes, visit www.nbexpeditions.com for info.
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