The first 2 km of singletrack trails in the McIntosh Run Trails Network are officially open to the public! The trails are designed and built by MRWA volunteers for hikers, bikers, runners and snowshoers. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. The trailhead is at the park on Norawarren Drive in Herring Cove (google map to trailhead). Join us for the official opening celebration on Monday September 25th at 6:00 pm.
The trails start with a fun curvy line through the forest and over two creeks on In-N-Out. At the end of In-N-Out, turn right to enter the Nora and Warren loops, where you’ll weave through the forest on rolling granite bedrock, boardwalks, meticulous rock work and gently-upgraded rustic trails. When you return on Nora to the end of In-N-Out, continue straight onto West Pine, an upgraded rustic trail that leads through the forest to an open granite barren with a view of the ocean. When you reach the top of “The Notch”, continue along West Pine for a more gradual (and really fun) new route down to the forest below. The Notch is a steep shortcut to the same spot. Here you will reach the end of the officially-approved trails.
The informal trail continues to West Pine Island Pond and the McIntosh Run, and will be upgraded this fall and next year. This trail is not signed and not upgraded: proceed with caution, at your own risk. Eventually the trail will cross the McIntosh Run and connect with the trail from Spryfield.
Click on the link below for maps and information about the open trails.