Trail Distance: 7 km
Trail Difficulty: Difficult
Trail Location: Pearl, ON
Welsh Mountain trail has a few steep climbs that are rewarded by great views in all directions.
This trail isn’t officially maintained, and while it is marked for the most part with blue blazes, I did have some trouble following the trail in a few spots so be ready to navigate and find your own way.?It can be pretty muddy here in the spring and fall.
From Thunder Bay drive East on Highway 11/17 to Pearl and watch for a small CP rail siding road on the left-hand side called Bowker. ?I am very disappointed to hear that people have been using this area for dumping garbage and that CP is installing a gate to block access to the parking area. ?So you are on your own now to find a safe and legal parking spot due to misuse of the area. ?If you can find a place to park, the trail starts across the tracks from the CP rail siding and through the field angling slightly to the right.