Admiral Cove Park Loop with the Bedford Monolith and Eagle Rock

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Admiral Cove Park Loop with the Bedford Monolith and Eagle Rock is a 1.9 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 km
56 m

dogs on leash



nature trips

rock climbing




old growth

over grown


Admiral Cove Park Loop is a short wooded hike located in Admiral Cove Park in Bedford, Nova Scotia. The loop guides visitors from Shore Road, up through the woods to the Monolith rock, overlooking the Bedford Basin. From here this trail then leads upwards further to the Eagle Rock and adjacent look-off, offering further views of the Bedford Basin from a higher elevation. The trail can be a bit rocky, and is not recommended in the ice and snow. Further, numerous footpaths exist around this area and it can be easy to get lost. This loop is mostly marked by orange ties. Parking is available on the side of the road by the entrance on Shore Road, or at the parking area off of Snowy Owl Road.

2 months ago

Nice short rugged hike. The the orange flagging at the lower trailhead on Shore Drive now leads down to Admiral's Cove on the Basin with some nice rocky perches to look across the Basin. The uphill trail is harder to spot. The upper trailhead offf Snowy Owl has more parking spots. It seems to get a fair bit of night time use by teenager party lovers so the first lookoff at Eagle's Nest has a lot of grafitti and garbage. This tapers off and the rest of the trail was unspoiled - very little garbage.

4 months ago

Wicked hike. Moderate to difficult terrain. Lots of steep climbs on a well-marked trail. Took us about two hours at a relatively quick pace and two short breaks.

6 months ago

there are two ways to enter this trail, you can enter at the sign on shore drive or take a few side streets up the hill and get in by a sign there at a small dead-end road branching off the street, there are usually cars here so it makes it easier to find. this entryway is best for short trips just to see the view. before you get to the view there is a small path that goes down beneath the cliff that leads into a more open space with the best view of bedford. highly recommend going down this path

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