Best trails in Duncans Cove, Nova Scotia

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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.
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Map of trails in Duncans Cove, Nova Scotia
Top trails (3)
#1 - Duncan's Cove Trail
Duncan's Cove Nature Reserve
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Please note: this trail can get very wet and muddy. Please use caution. This trail starts from Chebucto Head Road. Do NOT start on Gannet Lane. It is on private property and trespassers will be prosecuted. Duncan’s Cove is a coastal trail located in Duncan Cove, Nova Scotia. The trail features incomparable coastal views of the North West Arm and Atlantic Ocean. The trail is a mix of marsh land and coastal hiking, culminating in an abandoned World War Two observation station. From here, the area is private property and hikers should not stray farther than the observation station so as not to disrupt surrounding flora and fauna or trespass. The trail is can be hazardous in the winter, especially at times when snow levels are high and ice is present. Visitors are encouraged to be cautious as the trail at times can be rocky and narrow, and close to eroded coastline. The trail is also very close to the coastal Chebucto Head hiking trail. Once you get to the abandoned WWII observation station, you must turn around. There is a 1000 foot long boulder wall beyond, with a number of No Trespass signs. If you stray, you will be on private property and damaging vulnerable flora and interfering with wild life that the owners are feeding and encouraging. Please respect the flora and fauna and turn back to Duncan's Cove. You'll be surprised at the new things you see on the trip back to where you started! The trail is not managed. There are no facilities and no signage. It is protected under Nova Scotia’s Special Places Protection Act. This means that the habitats and species are vulnerable to disturbance and damage. All fires, camping, hunting, trapping, motorized AND non-motorized vehicle access are prohibited (that means no ATVs, motorcycles, or mountain bikes, or strollers). Hikers should stay on the main trail and follow LEAVE NO TRACE principles.Show more
#2 - Codline Point
Duncan's Cove Nature Reserve
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Please note that this trail is close to private property, please be respectful.Show more
#3 - Chebucto Head Trail
Duncan's Cove Nature Reserve
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Chebucto Head Trail is one of a number of footpaths and trails located in the Duncan's Cove Nature Reserve. Chebucto Head begins at the road leading to the Coast Guard radar detection site, from here the trails goes downhill over rocks and grassy areas, making it's way to an inlet, offering beautiful views of the ocean. Footpaths continue after the inlet, however they are unmarked and unfrequented, making them difficult to find and follow. Parking Information: Parking is available on the street at the trailhead on Chebucto Head Road. Visitors should park on the side of the road, and be sure not to block the gate.Show more