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Ascent to Montagne des Cabourons-Lookout point east of the Belvédère du Faucon on 2019-10-27

Climber: Dave Ward

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, October 27, 2019
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Montagne des Cabourons - Lookout point east of the Belvédère du Faucon
    Location:Canada
    Elevation:525 ft / 160 m
    Remaining Elevation:59 ft / 18 m (10% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

I was a little pressed for time while on my way to Toronto from New Brunswick, and wanting to also hike up the nearby Montagne a Coton, I decided to hike this taking the shorter route via the east end trail head. It appears that I only went as far as the lookout point on this occasion, and not to the Belvedere du Faucon, but will do the entire range on a future trip.

There is a map of the entire trail online. Hiking the entire loop, more than half of which is along the roads Rang du Mississippi and Rue Jean-Baptiste Moreau, is 8.5 km in length. There are two trailheads, one at the northeast end of the mountain and one at the southwest end. Hiking from one to the other is 4.25 km in length and there are parking areas at both ends.

The trail seems to be popular with the locals, as I met about eight other people, including a trail runner and a 2-3 yr old with her parents.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:525 ft / 160 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.6 mi / 2.5 km
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:525 ft / 160 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:From northeast trailhead
    Start Trailhead:0 ft / 0 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:Northeast trailhead
    Time:10 Minutes



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