This portage, managed by Forgotten Trails, which terminates at Mary-Jane Lake, is still being "re-discovered". Basic orienteering skills and staunch determination are prerequisites for those hardy souls willing to walk in Tom Thomsons` footsteps.
Rules for Use: - motorized vehicles are prohibited on these trails - do not throw garbage into the forest or along the trails - for the health of the wildlife and your own safety, please do not feed the wild animals - please respect 'No Trespassing' signs on adjacent private property and follow the trails as marked - the hunting of moose, deer, and bear is popular in this area during the fall, so for your own protection, when using trails.
During the hunting season, consider it essential to wear bright clothing Safety Considerations: - upper section of the trail is a single track with a grade that exceeds 50% incline - there is a sharp drop at the lookout summit - the trailbed is slippery in wet conditions - Forgotten Trails is working on it, but it is not maintained or signed at the moment, so use of the trail is at the individuals own risk.
The Forgotten Trails include sections of uneven tread composed of sand, loose gravel, and rock - a few routes feature rustic corduroy paths constructed from windfall to help bridge muddy areas - while the Forgotten Trails are routinely inspected, trail users should be prepared to ford over a new washout or clamber over a recently downed tree - trailhead may not be visible as signage is intermittent and may have been removed in some places.
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