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July 11, 2016

Bare Mountain, Newfoundland & Labrador

Just off the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland, you will begin to run into mountains and a completely different type of scenery. The first major pit-stop along the Trans-Canada is Clarenville - a town of over 6,000 people and nestled in the valley of surrounding peaks. Home to White Hills Ski Resort and approximately 30 minutes from Terra Nova National Park
Bare Mountain is one of a few connected trails between Clarenville and the next community, which is Shoal Harbour. The trail itself is a 3km loop starting and finishing at the Manitoba Professional Building on Manitoba Drive in Clarenville. The Shoal Harbour Causeway Trail connects with The Bare Mountain Trail and together are between a 5-6km hike. IMG_2620
The peak of Bare Mountain oversees all of Clarenville, Shoal Harbour and the causeway, White Hills Ski Resort and Random Island. The trail summit is a whopping 500m above sea level! We did the hike mid-Winter so the trails were extra challenging and slippery at places - definitely worth the view!
This was the first of hopefully many trails and hikes to be explored in the Clarenville area and it did not disappoint. The trail would be great for a run in the warmer, snow-less months as well.
All in all we would definitely recommend it to anyone in the area or if making a stop in Clarenville while crossing the island.
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