Hobson's Lake Trail and Ash Lake Loop is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kearney Lake, NS that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
Take the Larry Uteck Blvd exit from the Hwy 102, then head west towards Kearney Lake Road. After passing Kearney Lake Road, take a left on Belle St, which turns into Collins Road, and follow until reaching a turnaround. Park there and the trail starts around the left side of the fence.
Great backwoods wilderness trail that is relatively close(10-15min) outside of downtown Halifax. The Ash Lake part of the hike is not as well trodden but is still fairly well marked with ribbons on the trees. Took me about 2:20 to complete. You can also just do the Hobson's Lake Trail which takes about 1:15 for a quick but satisfying one.