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The Best Hiking Trails in Nova Scotia (Canada)

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Photo of Duncan's Cove Photo of Herring Cove & York Redoubt Photo of Chignecto - Mill Cove Brook
  • Duncan's Cove

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    near Duncans Cove, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.94mi
    Elevation +
    259f
    TrailRank
    70| Rating 4.34
    Photo ofDuncan's Cove Photo ofDuncan's Cove Photo ofDuncan's Cove

    This short loop explores the rocky shoreline along Duncan’s Cove. It is located 19 kilometres from Halifax within the Halifax Regional Municipality on the Chebucto Peninsula. Take the scenic route out there along Route 3...

    Ce fût très boueux. La piste n'est pas bien entretenu. Les branches nous frappaient le corps à tout moment. Nous n'avons...
    richard.robert
    Very scenic, easy trail, but the windchill can be an issue. Can also be very slippery so take care along the rocks.
    Trini Hiker
  • Herring Cove & York Redoubt

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    near Halifax, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.55mi
    Elevation +
    410f
    TrailRank
    66| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofHerring Cove & York Redoubt Photo ofHerring Cove & York Redoubt Photo ofHerring Cove & York Redoubt

    This is a great evening hike... Most of the trail that I followed lies along the rugged coastline so be careful. It is very easy to slip off the rocks and get hurt really badly in this area, or worst, fall into the sea.....

    I enjoyed it... Easy enough to do and close enough to the city..
    Trini Hiker
  • Chignecto - Mill Cove Brook

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    near West Advocate, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.16mi
    Elevation +
    574f
    TrailRank
    59| Rating 4.0
    Photo ofChignecto - Mill Cove Brook Photo ofChignecto - Mill Cove Brook Photo ofChignecto - Mill Cove Brook

    This is the trail from the info centre at the park entrance through the forest to Mill Brook Cove, down to the beach and along the beach back to the info centre. The forest section of the trail only offers a couple of s...

    Great!
    HenkBlom
  • Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail

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    near West Advocate, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    29.56mi
    Elevation +
    5636f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofCape Chignecto Coastal Trail Photo ofCape Chignecto Coastal Trail Photo ofCape Chignecto Coastal Trail

    Located on the south side of Chignecto Bay this 50km trek could be regarded as a sister trail to the Fundy Footpath. Although both trails are equal in length the Fundy Footpath has more ravines to cross making ascents an...

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  • Cape Chignecto - Eatonville.

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    near Eatonville, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    10.57mi
    Elevation +
    1076f
    TrailRank
    58| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofCape Chignecto - Eatonville. Photo ofCape Chignecto - Eatonville. Photo ofCape Chignecto - Eatonville.

    Cape Chignecto hiking trail is approximately 51 kilometres (40 miles) long beginning and ending at the Red Rocks Trail Head. When you venture along the coastal trail at Cape Chignecto be prepared for one of Atlantic Cana...

    This one is easier to do... Very good trail with a lot of scenery
    Trini Hiker
  • Cape Split - Nova Scotia.

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    near West Bay, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.45mi
    Elevation +
    778f
    TrailRank
    58| Rating 4.56
    Photo ofCape Split - Nova Scotia. Photo ofCape Split - Nova Scotia. Photo ofCape Split - Nova Scotia.

    Cape Split is the name given to the headland located in Kings County along the Bay of Fundy coastline in Nova Scotia, Canada. Cape Split is a continuation of the North Mountain Range and is made of tholeiitic basalt. Thi...

    Cape Split was a nice hike. There is not too much to see until you reach the point, but the point is spectacular.
    Allyson Crawford
    very nice trail
    ruppertn
    Very nice trail...
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  • Coves at Cape Chignecto.

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    near New Yarmouth, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    22.06mi
    Elevation +
    5171f
    TrailRank
    56| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofCoves at Cape Chignecto. Photo ofCoves at Cape Chignecto. Photo ofCoves at Cape Chignecto.

    Cape Chignecto hiking trail is approximately 51 kilometres (40 miles) long beginning and ending at the Red Rocks Trail Head. When you venture along the coastal trail at Cape Chignecto be prepared for one of Atlantic Cana...

    It is an easy, well marked trail... Sections are soggy after rainfall and I found sections not well identified.... Overa...
    Trini Hiker
  • near Eastern Passage, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    14.30mi
    Elevation +
    144f
    TrailRank
    51| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofEastern Passage to Rainbow Haven Beach. Photo ofEastern Passage to Rainbow Haven Beach. Photo ofEastern Passage to Rainbow Haven Beach.

    This is an excellent trail to pass a quiet Sunday evening hiking. It is very easy and quite picturesque. You might even be lucky as I was on quite a few occasions to witness bald eagles feeding on the beaches at Hartlen`...

    It's a very nice trail with a lot to see along the way. The fog can be dense at times but it's generally good to do all ...
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  • Halifax circular

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    near Downtown Halifax, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    8.53mi
    Elevation +
    318f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofHalifax circular Photo ofHalifax circular Photo ofHalifax circular

    Starting out below the citadel, walked around the city, taking different directions wherever the wind took me! Ended up in Pleasant Point Park - a beautiful spot as the weather improved. Came back through the port along...

  • Bel Ayr Park - Lawrencetown

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    near Bel Ayr Park, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    11.48mi
    Elevation +
    190f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofBel Ayr Park - Lawrencetown Photo ofBel Ayr Park - Lawrencetown Photo ofBel Ayr Park - Lawrencetown

    Starting out in Cole Harbour, find the trailhead for Bissett Lake & continue on to Cole Harbour Heritage Park, (saw some signs for bears!) Salt Marsh trail (signs warning of coyotes!) & onto the Atlantic View trail. Beau...

  • near Fairmount, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    60.39mi
    Elevation +
    1824f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofHalifax, Bike & Bean, Peggy's Cove & return Photo ofHalifax, Bike & Bean, Peggy's Cove & return Photo ofHalifax, Bike & Bean, Peggy's Cove & return

    Taking the rails to trails to the Train Station Bike & Bean, a leisurely cycle ride along good tracks. The Bike & Bean is an excellent place to stop for lunch or even just a snack. Take the main road to Peggy's Cove alo...

  • near Eastern Passage, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    9.48mi
    Elevation +
    308f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofShearwater flyer+heritage+Bisset trails loop Photo ofShearwater flyer+heritage+Bisset trails loop Photo ofShearwater flyer+heritage+Bisset trails loop

    This trail starts at the Shearwater Flyer trail, follows it to the Heritage trail in the salt lake marsh park. We then go through a small urban region to do part of the Bisset Lake trail. Finally, we walk through some ni...

  • Kejimkujik - Frozen Ocean Lake

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    near Jakes Landing, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    11.45mi
    Elevation +
    459f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofKejimkujik - Frozen Ocean Lake Photo ofKejimkujik - Frozen Ocean Lake Photo ofKejimkujik - Frozen Ocean Lake

    At over 400 sq km Kejimkujik National Park a.k.a. Keji is a designated National Historic Site that includes a vast network of hiking and biking trails as well as interconnecting waterways which make it quite popular with...

  • Blueberry Hill Trail

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    near La Prairie, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    5.40mi
    Elevation +
    1296f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofBlueberry Hill Trail Photo ofBlueberry Hill Trail Photo ofBlueberry Hill Trail

    Unmarked trail starting across Resting area. The path most of the time is visible. On top of the hill difficult to see the path but just go to the end of the hill for a nice view. Although it is almost 400m climb there a...

  • Partridge Island - Parrsboro

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    near Riverside Beach, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    1.50mi
    Elevation +
    358f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofPartridge Island - Parrsboro Photo ofPartridge Island - Parrsboro Photo ofPartridge Island - Parrsboro

    A short and relatively easy hike with interesting views. There is good signage explaining what there is to see. The forest here is a mix of birch & balsam fir. On this spring walk, the wildflowers were just starting to b...

  • 2017-07-31 Anse Fishing Boucle

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    near Pleasant Bay, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    7.66mi
    Elevation +
    1473f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of2017-07-31 Anse Fishing Boucle Photo of2017-07-31 Anse Fishing Boucle Photo of2017-07-31 Anse Fishing Boucle

    From the Cabot Trail parking, this is 6KM going down to this cove, and then the way coming back. There is back country camping available at the cove, but reservation with Parc Canada is required.

  • Goosberry Cove

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    near Little Lorraine, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.92mi
    Elevation +
    125f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofGoosberry Cove Photo ofGoosberry Cove Photo ofGoosberry Cove

    Moderate Coastline Hike. Ends at the cliffs and there is no trail around the hill. Part of my GPS track is not a trail it was a wild walk and is marked with Two waypoints. Direction: Driving from Sydney on Road 22 towar...

  • Shoreline trail tatamagouche

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    near Tatamagouche, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    2.71mi
    Elevation +
    7f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofShoreline trail tatamagouche Photo ofShoreline trail tatamagouche Photo ofShoreline trail tatamagouche

    A really lovely and easy walk in beautiful Tatamagouche. Peaceful water views and a place for contemplation at the gardens along the way.

  • Folly Lake Loop 2023 Sept 4

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    near Folly Lake, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    72.91mi
    Elevation +
    4928f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofFolly Lake Loop 2023 Sept 4 Photo ofFolly Lake Loop 2023 Sept 4 Photo ofFolly Lake Loop 2023 Sept 4

    A great mix of trails, roads, and powerlines. It's quite easy. There is a hwy crossing, you can either cross straight across to a 300 m rough section or ride the hwy a few hundred meters to get back on the trail. I sugge...

  • Johnson Falls - Fall River

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    near Old Holland Road, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    2.58mi
    Elevation +
    62f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofJohnson Falls - Fall River Photo ofJohnson Falls - Fall River Photo ofJohnson Falls - Fall River

    Johnson Falls off the end of Perrin Drive in Fall River past Miller Lake. Can be super busy (14 cars at the trailhead when we left on a Sunday) but a really nice hike and nice falls. If you have a dog or dogs, I recommen...

  • Pleasant Bay (Skyline Trail)

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    near Pleasant Bay, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    5.02mi
    Elevation +
    436f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofPleasant Bay (Skyline Trail) Photo ofPleasant Bay (Skyline Trail) Photo ofPleasant Bay (Skyline Trail)

    A much easier paced walk/hike on a groomed trail up to an amazing view overlooking the Cabot Trial, the ocean and the amazing highlands. A great walk for anyone!

  • 16-09-2014 AMETHYST COVE HIKE

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    near Scots Bay, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    5.16mi
    Elevation +
    650f
    TrailRank
    27

    Follow the track to get you to the beautiful amethyst cove where your can find amethysts laying around on the beach. Be careful on the steep rope climb up and down. Also pay close attention to the tides, be there on the ...

  • Ingonish Centre (Franey Loop)

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    near Ingonish Centre, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.53mi
    Elevation +
    108f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofIngonish Centre (Franey Loop) Photo ofIngonish Centre (Franey Loop) Photo ofIngonish Centre (Franey Loop)

    Half of the Franey Trail (forgot to start at the bottom). Not for beginners if you’re taking the rockier terrain trail up! Lots of steep inclines, rocks and roots! Tough, but a fun challenge! The round loop walk down ...

  • Brior island 1

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    near Westport, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    5.00mi
    Elevation +
    210f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo ofBrior island 1 Photo ofBrior island 1 Photo ofBrior island 1

    Short walk around western end of island.Worth doing if only to see tons of seals in (wonder why) Seal Harbour.

  • Delaps cove bohaker extended

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    near Delaps Cove, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.76mi
    Elevation +
    240f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo ofDelaps cove bohaker extended Photo ofDelaps cove bohaker extended Photo ofDelaps cove bohaker extended

    This walk joins Bohaker to Charly's trail by staying on coast and rock-hopping from Bohaker lookout to Charly's trail. A few minor scrambles but nothing serious. Must be done at low tide.

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