Admiral Lake Trail Loop

MODERATE 21 reviews

Admiral Lake Trail Loop is a 10.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.5 km
306 m

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mountain biking

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Admiral Lake Trail Loop is a backcountry trail beginning 1.7km from the Park Road parking lot for Musquodoboit Trailway near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Given the length, steep elevation gains, and backcountry nature of the trail, it is not wheelchair or stroller friendly. The trail features beautiful look off and lake views, and has trail markers, kilometer markers, maps at either end of the backcountry trail, and is best used from April to October, when little to no snow is present. At the trailhead end a 1km detour to Bayers Lake Loop may be followed, from here the trail connects onto South Granite Ridge Trail. Parking Information: Best parking is at the end of Bayer Mill Road, eliminating 1km of railway trail to and from the trailhead entrance. Parking is also available at Park Road parking lot.

2 days ago

26 days ago

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

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

4 months ago

6 months ago

great hike, love the terrain :)

6 months ago

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.

11 months ago

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.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

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.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

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.

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.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Really nice trail with great views. Nice spot to picnic with tables and bench near a lake. May not want to take really young kids to the look-offs! Great trail!!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Great hike. Not for beginners.