The Bare Mountain Trail is a 3km loop through lush forests punctuated by rocky promontories.The route follows contour lines wherever it can to make the ascent as easy as possible. The steeper parts are assisted by stairs and rest stops give impressive views.
The most incredible view is awaiting at the summit which is 157m above sea level. From there, you have a clear view to all points of the compass.
- Inland you can see the White Hills Ski Resort and the impressive wooded hills that form the shoulders of the Shoal Harbour River Valley.
- To the North is Shoal Harbour, itself stretching on until it ends at the clearly visible causeway to Random Island.
- The Island fills the eastern horizon and you can even see parts of Smith Sound on the far side.
- In the foreground, the Northwest & Southwest Arms of Random Sound meet up and together they meander on to Trinity Bay.
At the vista, Clarenville is spread out at your feet. It is truly magnificent and well worth the effort.
Continuing beyond the summit, you descend some steps to a man-made duck pond whose residents are always eager to greet travelers. From there, the route wanders back down to the beginning through Balsam Fir and Spruce trees that surround the trail
The trail starts and ends at the Manitoba Professional Building on Manitoba Drive.