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Admiral Cove Park Loop with the Bedford Monolith and Eagle Rock

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Admiral Cove Park

Admiral Cove Park Loop with the Bedford Monolith and Eagle Rock is a 1.2 mile 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.

Length 1.2 mi Elevation gain 183 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Rock climbing Bird watching Forest Views Bugs Over grown Rocky
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Getting There

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.

Bus routes leading you to this trail are the 80, 66, 82 and 86. The 80 will drop you on the Bedford Highway, from here walk down Shore Road to the park entrance. The 66 will drop you on the Bedford Highway by Darmouth Road, from here walk down Golf Links Road and turn left onto Shore Road and walk to the park entrance.

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Justin Eavis
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Wade Boutilier
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Not marked, lots of graffti.

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Karlee Jones
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HikingOver grown

Perfect hike for spring or fall. Would be pretty hot in the summer. Wear pants as there’s a decent amount of overgrowth. Fantastic view of the basin and the bridges. With breaks and all took us about an hour.

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Connie Carter
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So much litter, graffiti, and dog poop. Disappointing. Nice view.

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Carrie Lynn
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Shay Marsh
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I love going here, but what really bothers me is the amount of garbage that is always there. People party and leave mass amounts of broken glass and garbage. I wish it was maintained as it is a beautiful spot otherwise.

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David LeLacheur
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WalkingBugsOver grownRocky

pathways are overgrown but manageable. some of the paths are not always easy to follow if not paying attention. lots of garbage and broken glass around Eagles Rock. the view from Eagles Rock is great... between the tree tops. beware of ticks.

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Kyle Rudolph
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Trail itself is great but don’t bring your pupers! 11 ticks found on my dog with two bites. Be careful here and check for ticks!

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Haley Armstrong
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Dyrell Nelligan
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Trail was great! Definitely worked up a sweat hiking through. The look off is fantastic! I sat for a moment to take it in. Some areas are overgrown with trees blocking the trail. Probably from the last hurricane. I found myself off trail a few times but it was still a great hike overall!

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Rena K
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A little hard to get on the right track at the beginning of the trail but after that it was easier and more obvious. Maybe summer is better when there aren't as many leaves on the ground. Views were beautiful and trail was the right amount of challenging. Definitely pay heed to the warning about ticks - pulled three off the dog when we got back and they looked like the dreaded black legged kind.

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cathleen campbell
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HikingOver grownRocky

Nice trail. It was rocky and some of the paths are over grown. Hard to find some of the markers. Went on a weekday mid-morning and the trail was empty.

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All Scales RC
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Hiking

Good hike, fairly rough terrain. Great for a crawler/scale RC here is an RC video shot there https://youtu.be/4UPQZPcdyWQ

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Hannah Swain
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Such a great spot to see all the leaves changing colour in the fall! Very trafficked spot. Lots of dogs!

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Tina Naugler
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Great workout ! Nice trail ! Beautiful views ! The trail could be marked a little better but we made it by turning map on when we were unsure ... the bugs were bad ! And saw notice about ticks on the sign - did a check when I got home and didn’t find any thank goodness

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Jerry Howell Jr
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Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great views. I only waymarked the red tape I thought was necessary at points of confusion. I took a wrong turn and decided to come back out. I will return again and again during different seasons. Great for families. MIND THE KIDS, THERE ARE CLIFFS. Not wheelchair accessible. Please pick up after your pets. No parking but on side of the road. Please respect the property and people living around the park.

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Dan Conlin
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Hiking

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.

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Ashley LeCroy
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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.

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Kevin Robert
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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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Jessica Naugler
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