Explore the most popular road 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.

Walk this on a fairly regular basis. Dog loves it. Peaceful with beautiful scenery

1 month ago

nice and easy walk

Love bringing my dog here. Plenty of little areas to explore plus swimming in the summer. I stay away from the human beach.

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.

5 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 trail for all.

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

It's ok for a park close to a busy highway it sound like cars and it's better than walking on a sidewalk in the town.

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

Nice trails but I'm not sure I was in the correct spot as I couldn't find trail markings. It looks like there's a lot of little trails throughout and there's and off leash dog section too. Definitely going back to explore more!

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.

In my opinion this is more of a biking trail. All paved and well maintained. Not much in regards to scenery. A few major road crossings take away from something a hiker may want to experience. I rated this 3 stars as a hiker but would probably give it 5 as a biker.

couldnt find the trail !

8 months ago

Easy and well marked trail for a quick walk.

mountain biking
8 months ago

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

makes me feel like the city is miles away

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

A great hike out to the lake. Great spot to take a picnic and spend some time by the lake.

great hike, love the terrain :)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

lovely trail, challenging in places with spectacular views. still snow in the forests in the vallies so be prepared for that. The "Cave" pass through was a pleasant surprise.

Didn't manage to get for because of snow but will definitely go back

Monday, November 14, 2016

Not long, but not an easy hike, along a rock-strewn path (the Admiral Lake loop), up and down a ridge. The path to and from the loop is wide, flat and gravelled; pleasant enough if you have children or aren't in the best of shape.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Great hike, not far from the city. Once on the trail it's well marked. However there comes a point in the beginning with a fork in the road that isn't well marked.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Rail Trail is quite level and well defined. The Admiral's Loop is also relatively easy to follow, at least the trail with the yellow markers. The views are spectacular and well worth the effort to get there. It is however a rigorous hike not meant for anyone not in decent shape. Take plenty of water and pictures. Took approximately 5.5 hours including walk from parking lot and back.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Not a great hiking trail more for biking.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Admiral Lake Loop was a great hike, it's very rough natural terrain, every vista was beautiful. Took us about 4 hours to complete it, I cannot wait to go again.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

This trail is amazing I hike it once every year since I was just a kid there is a loop that takes you the hole day to complete and there is another one that it for overnight campers love love love this trail and can't get enough of it

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

great trail, with beautiful look offs. there is a main path that connects 3 different loop trails. the main path is great for biking and has spots to lock you bike up in front of the trails. as someone said before this trail is not for beginners or kids.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Beautiful awesome trail perfect for everyone all year round. It's part of the Rails To Trails program here in Nova Scotia and it is part of the Trans Canada Trail. Further out from the city neat Timberlea this trail will take you to the trail head of the Bluff Wilderness Trail which is an awesome trail of several loops for experienced hikers! BLT is one of my favourites!! :)

Monday, February 04, 2013

This is a heavily used trail by runners, bikers, walkers, and dog walkers. There is a lesser known loop trail( Halifax Mainland Commons Marsh Trail) that branches off this trail that is a nice walk through the woods for an added 1-1.5km. I use this trail several times a week and enjoy the walk every time.

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