Crowbar Lake Trail to Otter Lake

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Crowbar Lake Trail to Otter Lake is a 12.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.4 miles 2506 feet Out & Back

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This 18 km hiking trail system offers a variety of scenic trail loops in a rugged, forested wilderness landscape of exposed,high ridges; and beautiful lakes and waterways. The trails are footpaths, suitable for single-file hiking. Most of this trail system is within Waverley-Salmon River Long Lake Wilderness Area. The Myra Road trail head and first several hundred metres of trail are on Crown land. Waverley-Salmon River Long Lake Wilderness Area is designated under the Wilderness Areas Protection Act and is managed by Nova Scotia Environment and Labour (NSEL) in partnership with Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Low-impact recreation such as hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing is permitted, as is hunting, angling and trapping. Camping is not permitted on the trail system. The Crowbar Lake trail system was developed and is managed by a local community group, Porters Lake and Myra Road Wilderness Area Association, through trail agreements with NSEL and DNR. Please note that you are on your own when using these trails, and should plan ahead for safe travel. Carry a trail map! Please review NSELs Keep it Wild brochure for guidance on wilderness area standards and safe recreation. For more information on the provinces Protected Areas Program call 902-424-2117 or visit:

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