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

26 days ago

A great trail! We started up on the western trail, which is a little steeper. But completely doable. Of course we saw tons of other hikers, but we had a number of nice chats when we stopped to rest, usually at the scenic overlooks. We were able to see all the destruction caused by the moose, as well as the very different areas of the forrest. We very much enjoyed the views of the coast, and the stroll along the creek.

Did Borden Brook Trail from lower parking lot on to Woodlawn Trail up to Look Off then back on Jodrey to lower parking lot in 4 hours. Nice the whole way through but last half hour practically all downhill and can be hard on the knees.

on Franey Trail

hiking
26 days ago

Challenging but fun ascent to a beautiful view at the top. Descent was on a much tamer fire road with a nice lake about halfway down.

on Acadian Trail

hiking
28 days ago

Loved the diversity of this trail! Nice climb with beautiful views on the way up, and a beautiful brook side walk on the way down. Loved the moss-covered rocks in the brook. So peaceful!

hiking
1 month ago

The complete hike is in the woods with little to no view until you reach the end, which the view at the end is overrated. Also, be prepared for crowds.

hiking
1 month ago

Great view well worth the Hike !!!

trail running
1 month ago

I run this spring and fall each year. Fantastic trail with an iconic NS review. For trail runners, it’s generally moderate difficulty with a few more technical spots and lots of exposed rocks and roots-broke my toe on the way in a few years ago. A moderate effort will get you there and back in 1.5 hrs. You can really fly on the way back to the trailhead!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views and well maintained trail. We took the service road back down which is definitely the easier way to go as it is less steep.

Canada Creek loop was absolutely gorgeous! Plan ahead with the tide schedule, but well worth it.

Great workout and absolutely beautiful view once you get to the end! Don’t wear white shoes, it gets muddy lol

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked the Split with friends who were visiting NS. Trail was in good condition although some mud and water in places. Hard packed with roots and rocks. In the trees for most of the hike and then arrive in the meadow overlooking Cape Split. Awesome view when you arrive particularly if the tide is flowing hard in one direction. We do this hike every year. Total hiking time approx 2;45 at a moderate pace.

Great hike on a well marked trail. Great views.

hiking
1 month ago

A steep hour long climb up to great views over the clyburn valley and ingonish area. A loop trail. The trail is a old access road less steep and easier in the knees but long and boring. A couple lake lookouts.

hiking
1 month ago

Hike up was challenging. Great views from the top. Bring snacks and water. My 11 year old son brought a book and stopped to read a chapter when we reached the top ( 4 km marker). Took the ATV trail back down.

hiking
1 month ago

on Franey Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Always a great hike with spectacular views. A good workout going up but how hard you will work is variable—you can determine the right pace for you. The back road, my usual way down, is an easy forest walk. A hike not to miss.

hiking
2 months ago

A challenging trail with a very steady ascent to the top but the payoff is certainly worth it. This trail rivals Skyline for the view from the top. absolutely fantastic!!

on Jodrey Trail Loop

2 months ago

great hike lovely and quiet

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike for those of us who r not true hikers! Some hills for sure but lots of flats as well. Just wooded views on entire trail ending with wonderful views.

hiking
2 months ago

Best of the bests..don't miss out the second view point just after the main view point . it is amazing

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful vistas at end of the trail!

hiking
2 months ago

First hike in decades! It was great! We plan to do it again in the Fall.

2 months ago

Take a left when u ascend. This section of the trail is gravel and dirt with benches along the way and a number of excellent look out points. The last two look outs have the best view of Chéticamp village and the Island. U can choose to go back down the same way or do the loop. If u do the loop, be mindful the conditions of the interior trail is rocky and many sections also muddy because it runs along a brook. U will see a number of small waterfalls. We saw a large black bear on our way up. He was on the trail and we observed him from a distance and waited for him to move out before continued.

2 months ago

Best view!

2 months ago

Franey does not disappoint! The view from the top was amazing! It is pretty demanding but doable for sure. We came back the road and were glad we did because the ascent was tough. Has to be one of the best hikes in Cape Breton!

3 months ago

This trail has enough challenging parts to make it worthwhile. I actually completed it twice in one day, back to back in 5 hours and 5 minutes.

hiking
3 months ago

A nice walk through the woods. I took my 9 and 11 year old boys. They were tired at the end but enjoyed the walk. Went on a Sunday and there were quite a few fellow hikers. I’d recommend going during the week if you enjoy solitude. Of the 12+ km’s i’d say half was uphill. Lots of stones and roots to be mindful of. A bit muddy in spots. Nice view at the end.

hiking
3 months ago

Walked this trail yesterday with a couple of my friends. None of us are hikers by any means. The moderate difficulty is definitely reasonable— my non-hiker body is quite tired and sore the day after, and my friends and I took several breaks throughout. We took about four hours total. We’re from Halifax, so it was about an hour and a half drive to get there— fun little roadtrip if you’re from the city! The first half of the hike is quite hilly, but it flattens out during the latter half. View at the end is well worth the hike, in my opinion! I’d highly suggest bug repellant of some sort, especially during this time of year. All in all, I would wholeheartedly recommend it!

Gorgeous! Challenging to get up the mountain, but definitely worth the hike!

on Acadian Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic views !Nice moderate trail. We did it in about 3 hours with numerous stops for views. the last half actually may have been the nicest, following the creek all the way back with a gradual descent. Trail actually shows as 8.4 kms.

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