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Tom Dixon Trail (Trail 7)

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (1)

A narrow and sometimes difficult-to-follow trail along the Eastern edge of Gould Lake.


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2.1

Miles

3.3

KM

Point to Point

553' 169 m

High

470' 143 m

Low

191' 58 m

Up

123' 38 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Fishing · Lake · Swimming · Views

Need to Know

Open 7:30 a.m. to dusk daily.

Description

This trail departs from the parking lot and begins easily enough with two short boardwalks, but as the trail hugs the coast of Gould Lake, the trail becomes very narrow and sometimes eroded. There are too many trails in the area - and the forest is not particularly dense - for one to become lost, but sometimes it is hard to tell if you're on the trail proper.

Some sections of this trail are rather steep or slanted and it's particularly difficult in the fall because of fallen leaves, or in the winter due to snow and ice.

That said, hiking around the edge of the lake makes for beautiful vistas. Worth it, if you're up for more of an adventure.

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Ali Ryder

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Forested peninsula jutting into Gould Lake.
Nov 9, 2020 near Kingston, ON
Great spot for a swim.
Jun 5, 2021 near Kingston, ON
Future hiker.
Oct 18, 2021 near Kingston, ON
Lush undergrowth in late spring.
Jun 5, 2021 near Kingston, ON

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Nov 8, 2020
Ali Ryder
Hiked with two teenagers, two adults, and a baby. Carrying a baby was hard!