Best trails in Red River, Nova Scotia

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Explore the most popular trails near Red River 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 Red River, Nova Scotia
Top trails (4)
#1 - Pollett’s Cove
Pollett’s Cove- Apsey Fault Wilderness Area
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 5 h 9 m
The only access to the cove is via boat or a narrow trail. It is owned by a local lottery winner who generously makes it available for public use. The hike starts near Gampo Abbey, a Buddist monastery in Pleasant Bay. The trail mostly follows the coast line. It starts with a steep climb until you reach a stretch that is briefly flat along a cliff edge. It is followed by 3 knolls and then a steep decline into the cove valley. The trail is narrow throughout, and often traverses near vertical slopes and cliffs, often rough with loose rocks. Do not hike this in wet weather as it would be very treacherous. The latter part of the hike has a couple of stretches through deep wild roses and other 6 ft tall vegetation. The cove was outstanding consisting of a valley with a mountain stream draining to the ocean and populated by at least 11 wild horses who are very tame and curious about campsites - a beautiful place truly in the wilderness. Show more
#2 - Fishing Cove
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
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Length: 11.0 mi • Est. 5 h 26 m
Note: Trail is open May 17 - October 28.Show more
#3 - Cape Breton Highlands: Cheticamp to Ingonish
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
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Length: 25.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
#4 - Roberts Mountain
Red River, Nova Scotia
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Beautiful hike, but it is definitely not easy, only 4km but it is a climb for the most part! Would definitely be difficult for the occasional hiker! Views at the top are incredible.Show more