Looking for a great trail near Halifax, Nova Scotia? AllTrails has 31 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Point Pieasant Park or Long Lake Provincial Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Halifax Mainland Commons or Richmond Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 18 easy trails in Halifax ranging from 0.6 to 9.6 miles and from 9 to 429 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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2 days ago

Snow and ice well under control.

9 days ago

Took my dog for a walk, several off leash areas. The place is always clean with a beautiful view and is also pretty big. My fav park in Dartmouth.

Nice walk around the trails and down to the ocean . Icey but still fun! Feb 2 2019
Minus 5

I would like to thank Alltrails for their excellent work describing the trails around.Also for being conscientious enough to note that River Dr. IS a Private road.The official trailhead being on Myra road in Porters Lake.
River Drive,Lake Echo is a private road.....this means it is owned by an individual and the property owners on the road have deeded right of way.For many years these people have paid out of pocket for maintenance so they could come and go.They also have put up with years of other people going up and down the road some hiking,but sadly more than some are disrespecting the area by ignoring private property,dumping garbage and just plain littering.They have discussed putting up a gate but so far have not.
These people love the area and the seclusion they have at times and although they may say " sure go ahead" when you approach them in their yard they really wish you would leave them alone.Some people out there think the forest and access to it is some kind of God given right but ever since the Europeans arrived on these shores somebody owns the land wherever you go.
Having said all that.... the hike along the River on the right side of the lake is ok ,just a path ...ice in spring.It's really the back loop of the trail from Mrya road.The small lake is in front of the open space at the end of River Dr. where the former camp victoria and mistaken trailhead was.It was demolished several years ago after it stopped being used and vandals began thier insidious work.Formerly a retreat for pallitive care run by Capital Health in one of its lives.Now the area is an open space where party people leave bags of garbage behind when they leave.
If you do decide to hike there you should drive slowly(there are children and pets along the road),do not bother anyone.Pick up any garbage you can or even arrange a group to spend a day gathering garbage along the road.Homeowners may then
say "those hikers aren't so bad"

washed out
27 days ago

This is as close as you will get to Central Park in Halifax as it’s a beautiful park with endless trails and things to see. Can also see several old war bunkers and interpretive signs which is very interesting. There are a couple parking lots - this park is always extremely busy and really comes alive in the summer. Parts of this park are off-leash... some parts are no dogs allowed at all. Some are only on-leash - you have to watch your every move for little signs where the areas change. Are easy to miss. Beautiful views of the ocean/harbour and can even see York Redoubt and Dead Man’s Island from the park.

We love this trail as it is a lot less busy than the other trails in Sir Sanford Fleming Park. It is very woodsy and is a nice quiet loop with a bit of an incline. You likely wont see many people (if anyone) on this. Lots of other connecting trails you could pair this with. We love walking our dog on this trail.

1 month ago

Beautiful very short trail along the Norhwest Arm. Beautiful views of the Dingle Tower. A good trail for the whole family and dog friendly (on-leash). Lots of picnic tables and benches. Great spot. Lots of other connecting trails available.

We love doing the frog pond loop. We always take our dog for walks here. It is a very busy trail with a large parking lot. You can venture off this trail onto other connecting trails in Sir Sanford Fleming Park. Very easy walk with minimal ups and downs. Trail is mostly dirt with a few small boardwalk sections.

This is our favourite place to explore - there’s nowhere else quite like it. There are tons of trail combinations that you can do. Every time you return you will find hidden things and places that you haven’t seen before. Tons of old war buildings and bunkers to look at. A few you can even go in. In the summer there are public washrooms available on site. Lots of picnic tables as well. If you venture down on the trails between the fortress and the ocean the hill down to the water is extremely steep. Lots of secrets about this place to find for yourself. It really is an enchanting place. I’d recommend for everyone to go here at least once to see what it’s all about. Lots of history and interpretive signs. There’s also rumours of parts of it being haunted... we have experienced those claims only once but something we will never forget. Truly interesting.

Excellent place to explore abandoned buildings and bunkers (fenced off areas for the most part)

This was a lovely hike with lots of different terrain, beautiful views and good signage makes it pretty easy to follow. The pup and I will return!

3 months ago

Pretty walk in the middle of the city. Great for date nights - lots of people watching, dining and drinking options, art, etc. Love coming in the morning to watch the sunrise.

3 months ago

Beautiful panoramic look-off views. Very moderate level trail with narrow paths, and some steep climbs and rocky areas. Completed in about 3 hours.

Lovely easy hike with interesting history and great views

This is one of the best spots in the HRM for having it all. Tons of parking, bus route right to it, picnic tables, wooded areas, rocky shores and cliffs, tras suitable for walking and running, tones of history and ruins from old harbour defensive structures and wonderful scenery. But the highlight for me with this trail system is the sunrise. So far the best I have seen in the HRM, and with in a minute walk of the parking lot. I love to watch it then I have more motivation for the up coming run or hike!

Shot easy loop, typical pond/wetland area. very nice to have a spot like this right in the city.

Great spot to get a hike in when pressed for time. The dogs love it and it is ready for use year round.

3 months ago

Very easy trail for the whole family. Mostly we cam to see the Dingle Tower. Beautiful views from atop the tower. Plenty of parking.

Historic site with many different trails available to explore the area. No shortage of parking and there are plenty of beautiful views.

4 months ago

Great day spent exploring McNabs Island. Nice trails and fun to walk around the ruins and lean about the history of this island. We took many breaks and enjoyed nature. Fun day!

Gorgeous area to hike with dogs. Make sure you have a gps or map as it’s easy to get a little turned around in there.

trail running
4 months ago

Excellent trail system for the whole family in the heart of the city! Plenty of parking but can be very busy. Washroom facilities located throughout the park. There's a rich military history to this park as well. Highly recommended!

It’s a good choice if u don’t want drive too far from downtown, especially suitable for daily exercise.

Very user friendly for all ages. Dogs allowed on leash. Tracks water's edge.

Great trail to walk if you need a getaway from the city within the city.

trail running
5 months ago

Got to run with the dog off leash !

Enjoyable hike. The bottom paths are wider and flatter than the trails to the lakes. There are plenty of side paths to get yourself turned around. Very little in the way of trail marking but the paths are pretty easy to follow. The app was helpful, but you may lose cell reception at the far end of the trail.

The trail was quite clean with no litter and only a few rusted artifacts. I will be coming back.

5 months ago

Easy walk, not much to see!

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