Explore the most popular trails near Duncans Cove with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Duncans Cove, Nova Scotia Map
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muddy
28 days ago

This is a top-shelf hike close to Halifax, with many beautiful views. I've seen seals and dolphins regularly. It's really a great hike to bring out-of-towers to show the beautiful NS coast.

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muddy
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great views, neat old buildings. Many different ways to go as the trail is not marked so I went 2 different ways. Awesome hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Not as easy as it says, but beautiful views

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muddy
rocky
2 months ago

Beautiful views of the coastal barrens. Found the trails further from the coast quite muddy. Need good shoes for navigating the rock near shore. I would definitely go back again.

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

Beautiful! Took about 3 hours spent total, 2 there because we were exploring and enjoying the view and 1 hour back because we were hungry. Bring water and snacks! Easy walking on the trail and easy enough to follow but better to stay in the main trail. Wear good shoes for hiking and bring layers since the wind can make it cold. Worth the trip! The first bay is Duncan’s cove and then there is duck reef and Eastern Cove which is the biggest, the end is Gill’s Cove where you can see the lighthouse and get some shield from the wind behind the bunker.

hiking
2 months ago

On this route there are a lot of private property signs. Park on the one side of Gannet Ln then head down a lane way a few mins (lots of private property signs) in a bit you will see a sign that says trail and it will be on the right. If you continue you will head into a mansion!! This is a great trail a few place that have deep crevices and bounding boulders and towering cliff side with amazing views. We saw sea lions and a cruse ship. There are 3 bunkers in all, two are set up on the hill. Don’t miss them!. If you stay more on the top side it’s very safe for dogs, however there are a few points that worry me a little but if they are on leash there shouldn’t be any issue. I really like getting into the cracks and crevasse and taking the hard way places however it’s as moderate hike on the trail. Choose your own adventure!

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blowdown
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
2 months ago

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bugs
muddy
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Fantastic views. Even on a grey raining day.

hiking
2 months ago

so beautiful!

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muddy
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

great views & even saw grey seals out in the waves.

hiking
over grown
private property
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

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