Route: Liberty Lake Loop (Big Dam to Eel Weir)

Submitted by patelakis on Wed, 06/15/2022 - 07:56pm
Location
Canada
Distance
57.48 km
Vertical Gain
277 m
Description

Liberty Lake Loop - Kejimkujik National Park. The longest, and most challenging hiking trail at Keji.  A truly wilderness  backcountry experience.  It has has open rolling  logging roads, single track with various stretches of grown over foliage, trees and downfall that needs to navigated around.  The footing is generally good, but sections are rock or root strewn.  There are two boggy areas on the approach and leaving Liberty Lake camp site and one major river crossing and variou wet/muddy sections early spring/summer.

The trail roughly follows the park's boundary to the north, west and south.  There are a number of trail heads from where you can start this wilderness hike.  The first is the parking lot at Big Dam Lake, from where you will traverse the trail in a counterclockwise direction.  You can also start your hike at the Grafton Lake Parking Lot, or the Lower Mersey River Parking Lot (at the Eel Weir).  From any of these points, you will traverse the trail in a clockwise direction.  The road from the Grafton Lake Parking Lot ends at the Lower Mersey River Parking Lot.  From late fall to early spring, this road is gated at the Grafton Lake Parking Lot.  At all other times, this road is gated at the Lower Mersey River Parking Lot. The trail is 64km long from the Big Dam Parking