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Gun Point Loop


There are almost as many overlooks as you take steps on this trail. You'll walk to the cliff edge more on this section than any other trail in this book. You'll reach areas where the rock spreads out far with little vegetation.

It offers a wide, open view. Other times you reach triple overlooks — each time you turn around a tree cluster, there is another large outcrop to step onto. Gun Point isn't the outcrop with the largest, widest lookout.



It isn't even one of the ones you might walk to, but it's the one where you see Lion's Head and White Bluff at one end, look across Barrow Bay to Cape Dundas on the other, and even see Barrier Island and Cape Croker in the distance. It's strange to think when you're sitting on top of these lookout points that they were once underwater, carved and molded into a point by ancient glacial seas.

There is much time for such thought on this trail, as you descend and ascend, and briefly turn inland between lookout points. This is a great trail to walk on a hot summer day because much of forest trail is covered and cool, and you receive a strong breeze from the bay at the many lookout points.



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