Explore the most popular trails near Kearney Lake 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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This was a great trail right in the city. Had to stop and really pay attention to the map. Trail markers were hard to find. Backtracked a bit. Fun adventure. Need good stable footwear. Lots of roots, rocks, climbing and stumps to navigate. Took us longer than expected.

Had to backtrack a couple times to pick up the tea.after losing it. Definitely tired out the dog. Had a great time.

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2 months ago

Great technical trails close to the city. Make sure to pay attention as trails are largely unmarked.

Good hiking trails. However, if there were any markers, I did not notice any. could not find my way around the lake.

I went after a big rain so it was a little soupy close to the lakes but someone had put down logs to walk across in most parts and even made a makeshift bridge out of fallen branches. I recommend going for sure, more of a moderate to easy hike and the trail is well walked on and easy to follow

Fairly easy to follow even with a few bunny trails when on the Kearney Lake side of the lake but was unable to find crossing to the other side to complete loop. Even created own crossing but not able to re-locate trail on other side. Had to u-turn. Will try to do trail counter clockwise next time and hopefully find crossing.

Great hike. Trail can be a little hard to follow at times. We used our phone’s gps to keep us going in the right direction. Lots roots and rocks to be mindful of. Some steep climbs.

Really enjoyed this trail. Especially the look off.

Very nice relaxing trail.

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6 months ago

We are seniors and we really enjoyed this hike. Lots of tree roots to step over. The trails are sometimes not easy to follow. However, we used a GPS App on our iPad which helped us not get off track. This hike must be so beautiful in the fall.

Hiked this trail May 2018 enjoyed it very much.

Some newly felled trees across trail on West side of Ash Lake, otherwise in great shape this spring.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Nice in the fall. Ash Lake is quiet and lovely. It's really good to record and compare with the map as the trails can be a little faint at times. There are tapes and paint at tricky spots though plus some signs. I didn't go the Hobson's Lake route but picked a different way in and back.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Pretty good hike, no overly difficult areas. Although some areas it was difficult to find the trail markings (green paint on trees) since it had faded over time. Took around two hours to just do the Charlies Lake Loop, we decided against connecting to the Maskwa Loop. Only took over an hour of walking, since we went with a dog who loved to take breaks to find a nice swimming spot (which there were a few along the way). Will definitely go again.

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I was happy to see tags - its early in the season so parts of the trail were a bit hard to find - overall a great trail! I would certainly do it again :)

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

Once you leave the Hobson's Lake Trail, you are more likely to see a canoe or kayak then another hiker. As a result, the Ash Lake loop offers a great opportunity to empty your mind and just enjoy the day.

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Sunday, November 06, 2016

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.

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