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Breadalbane Nature Trail


Quick Facts

Difficulty moderate
Trail Type loop
Distance 5.9 km
Estimated Time 2 hours
Surface Type forested
Elevation Change 23 meters
Features river
Trail Markers orange squares
Scenery Rating beautiful
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception variable
Dog Friendly yes
Fees none


Breadalbane Nature Trail


From Crapaud travel north on Route 231 (Inkerman Road). After 14 km you should cross a bridge over Dunk River. The Confederation Trail crosses the road on the other side of the River. The trail enters the woods at the mouth of the Hilltop Road. The Hilltop road is wide enough here to park along the edge.

You can also access the trail a short distance down the confederation trail on the left. There is a third access point from Dixon Road. Drive to the end of Hilltop Road and turn left onto Dixon Road. At around 600 meters look for the trail sign on the left.



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Follow the Breadalbane Nature trail along the grassy valley of the Dunk River. Pass through spruce, jack pine and hardwood forests and pass along the backs of farmers fields. Cross one of the several narrow bridges to make shorter loops or continue for the full 5.9 km loop.

You can return on the trail along the other side of the stream or for a faster return hike on the adjacent section of the Confederation Trail.

Warning: Cow Parsnip grows along the trail and it's juices can be a skin irritant. The plant is over 6 feet high with white flowers and large jagged leaves. Stay on the trail and you will have no issues.

Trail Last Hiked: July 11, 2018.

Page Last Updated: November 15, 2018.