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Good spot for a quick hike and beautiful waterfall

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

2 months ago

Personally, we loved the variety of this trail.

2 months ago

Beautiful falls... nice wading pool in the middle tier of the falls.

Beautiful water fall, the GPS shows in all took me to wrong place. I used my google map.Should watch carefully for the narrow path to the water fall from the mud road( its right in the turning) high chance to miss it as there is no sign for trail

2 months ago

Ok... for me a great trail consists of food, fun and fabulous views (or a waterfall). This trail has all three. At the base of the trail is Sugar Moon Farm. A log hut with roaring fire places, great coffee and very good maple butter covered pancakes. Then the hike, probably the best marked trail in Nova Scotia. Not too many markers and not too few. Lot's of uphill challenges (fun) and wonderful water features, especially Jane's Falls.This is a beautiful lace like fall in a grove that is likely 40 feet high. Man, it doesn't get much better. If your going this winter (i hope to) check for open hours at Sugar Moon.

trail is well marked, lots of plaques with history on the area

Great views, and a thrilling ascent. I wish I was back there.

4 months ago

Pretty steep decent to the falls but definitely worth it! Beautiful view, great for pictures. You definitely feel the climb back to the car haha

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.

A nice loop. We did it clockwise to get the steep ascents and descents out of the way whilst our legs were still fresh.
Extremely well marked with a couple of great rest spots with a bench to admire the views.
Informative signs along the trail make for a more interesting hike and providing you time your hike properly the Sugar Moon Shack cafe/restaurant awaits you with a welcome respite at the end.

Lovely day out. Well marked with a nice place to have a picnic at the half way mark. Dogs had a great time

6 months ago

Early September hike
Very easy trail starting from Keji information center.
Pleasant walk along wide groomed trail which follows stream with small falls and rapids.
Lots of photo ops.
Floating bridge allows exploration of both sides of stream

Great mix of terrain, make sure you have good footwear as the trail is steep in multiple spots with lots of rocks and tree roots. The waterfall was pretty much dried up on September 3rd, but definitely going back in the spring to check it out!

Great hike! Love the variety of terrain!

7 months ago

I would like it more if is was a loop, great for beginners and families

Amazing view from lookouts

Very overgrown.

Great trail. Nice grind at the beginning

The waterfall is really the only excitement on this trail. Which of course was beautiful.

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

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 :)

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

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Nice loop. Well marked, nice views, good mix of terrain

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.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Really great trail! Definitely moderate which is something we were looking for. There is a huge elevation to it which we found to add the perfect challenge. The trail is well marked and the terrain changes quite a bit so there was always something new to see. We were sure to have a hot apple cider at Sugar Moon Maple Farms to warm up after. It is a trail we would be happy to hike again.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Great little trail off the beaten path. It took us about 2.5 hours to complete. The scenery and views are great, and the trail is well marked out, definitely worth a stop.

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.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Great trail and nice waterfall. Trail head is Sugar Moon maple syrup restaurant. Great spot with great food. No cell coverage.

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