Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Nova Scotia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

1 month ago

nice and easy walk

Simply Beautiful.

Pretty easy trail.

an old railed so the trail is flat it is a great bike trail with interesting view along the way. the trail through Tatamagouche is fantastic with bridges and rest stops

We went at a steady pace and completed the loop in 3 hours. It would be easy to spend a lot longer at all the look offs. Great views.

4 months ago

Super, lots of views and a good workout with ups and downs. Come prepared with boots, food and water. Did it on 7 October.

great views. plenty of long climbs but space between them to gather your steam back.
Can be done in 3 days, 4 at a more moderate pace.

I took a hiking trail that divides off from the main pathway. The hiking trail isn't listed on the map but it's well used so not hard to get lost. There are lots of offshoot paths for variety. Went in the autumn which was beautiful, perfect temperature!

5 months ago

A beautiful hiking/walking trail around the town of Truro's Reservoir, you can access it via the Wood Street Look off (another beautiful place to check out) or via Young street or coming up through Victoria Parks many trails. It's a great length for a morning or afternoon hike, the first half of the trail is more hiking and has great views of the reservoir, while the second half is more of a walking trail on a road through the forest.

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5 months ago

Mountain bike the double track, Easy to moderate but it get a technical and fun with the side single track you can jump off and on.

Trail description should include Spider Lake reference.

The sign isn't joking when it says to budget 45min/km. Worth every minute, absolutely stunning views.

6 months ago

Great trail!

Great spot! Trail is clearly marked and easy to follow. Took about 3 hours to complete and says it's only 5.5 km

7 months ago

Would recommend for great views of the lake

This trail was challenging and exhilarating all at the same time. The first day we hiked 12 ish from visitors center to Refugee. There were 3 climbs and descents that were said to be 45 degrees steep and one km in length each way. It was a long, slow zigzag descent and an even slower ascent on the other side. With each down we knew there was an up coming. Honestly, I'd rather go up than down.
Day 2 -we hiked 8ish km from Refugee to Big Bald Brooke. It was a spectacular day and absolutely beautiful scenery. There were some ups and downs, but not like day 1. The camp sites at big bald were lovely and we cooled off and cleaned up in the brooke right beside our camp site.
Day 3- we planned on hiking to Seal Cove (7 km) but things changed and we decided to boogy out to Eatonville where were parked a car. Day 3 was rainy and foggy in the morning. However, even with the fog it was obvious that the views would be sellar on a clear day.
TIPs: not for the faint of mind or heart.
TIP 2: take electrolyte drink or tabs to replenish what was lost in sweat
TIP 3: purify all water!!!
TIP 4: Be sure to hang food in a tree. 10' high, 5' out from the tree to avoid bears thinking you are the restaurant.

Above all... SMILE and enjoy

Beautiful trail, but no marking!

7 months ago

One of the best backpacking trips we've done!

Really enjoyed this trail. Many obstacles that make it fun. It's important to be careful around some of the rock climbs but didn't have any issues navigating the trail. It's relatively short and has great scenery. I will surely do this one again.

couldnt find the trail !

7 months ago

Nice hike ending at flat lake!

Reason for low rating - no cell service

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8 months ago

Walking, running, biking, It is hands down the best trail in all of Halifax. Beautiful scenery, friendly people, and nature. Amazing!

Two and a half days of travel. This was a great excursion for my buddies and I. Challenging but amazing look offs.



Beautiful Trail! The looped trail offers amazing backcountry camping without having to retrace your steps. New and amazing views every day. Did the full loop hike in 3 days and 2 nights. But for a relaxing pace and to have more 'down time' at your camping spots, I suggest 4 days and 3 nights. The best spots to stop for the night are Refugee Cove and Seal Cove. I have hiked the full trail in both July and August, both times water supplies were plentiful.

Fantastic! Strenuous climb worth it for the spectacular views. The trails are well signed and marked clearly with flags.

Wouldnt really call it a "hike", but lovely walk along the lake and then up into the woods. Adding on the Old Stage Coach rd will add some mileage onto your walk in you want it. Two areas come to mind where it is extreme up hill and downhill with large crumbled rock/gravel. Still fairly easy to manage.
This will take you apprx 1hr(if I recall) to do the full loop.
Road into parking area, extremely rough... don't bring a low profile vehicle. Need gravel to clean severe pot holes.

10 months ago

Quiet and secluded. Nice variety of terrain and scenery; brush, cedar, birch, lakes, small bridges, and an island. A few of the bridges were a little sketchy but t adds to the fun.

11 months ago

Hiked this trail back in 2013 as soon as it was open with my husband. It was quite challenging with gear and took us 5 nights and 6 days.
We enjoyed the trip a lot. Plenty of chances to see the ocean and take pictures.

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