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Best trails in Purcell's Cove Backlands

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Looking for a great trail in Purcell's Cove Backlands , Nova Scotia? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Purcell's Cove Backlands ranging from 1.4 to 5 miles and from 32 to 190 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Colpitt Lake
Purcell's Cove Backlands
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
Colpitt Lake is a short lakeside trail located in the Purcell's Cove Backlands, near Halifax, Nova Scotia. The trail is a short path leading along the rocks behind Mica Crescent, overlooking Halifax aShow more
#2 - Kings Quarry Trail
Purcell's Cove Backlands
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 41 m
Kings Quarry Trail is a short out and back trail located in the Purcell's Cove Backlands, near Halifax, Nova Scotia. The trail leads up a steep hill and into the backlands woods, along Purcell's Pond Show more
#3 - Macintosh Run Trail
Purcell's Cove Backlands
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
Note: As of May 2019, trail is CLOSED due to construction. Please check with the park page for updates. The short lakeside trail is one of a number of trails located within the land known as the PurcShow more
#4 - Purcell Pond and Flat Lake Loop
Purcell's Cove Backlands
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Purcell Pond and Flat Lake Loop is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#5 - Flat Lake Loop [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Purcell's Cove Backlands
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
WARNING: users have reported this trail is not well marked - proceed at your own risk. This trail is very rocky. This is a looped trail located in the Purcell’s Cove backlands, winding around Flat LaShow more