Chain of Lakes Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

Chain of Lakes Trail is a 13.7 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

13.7 km
134 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly



nature trips

road biking

trail running






wild flowers


no shade

city walk

The Chain of Lakes Trail is a multi-use paved trail located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The trail is well used by runners, walkers, bikers, strollers, and children, and features numerous lakeside look-offs. The trail is entirely paved and travels from Joseph Howe Drive to Lakeview, where it then connects onto the trailhead of the Beechville Lakeside Timberlea railway trail. Parking Information: Parking is available at many of the numerous side entrances off the trail, best parking is at the trailhead at Ashburn Golf Course off of Joseph Howe Drive or at the end of the trail on Lakeside Park Drive at the lot.

11 months ago

In my opinion this is more of a biking trail. All paved and well maintained. Not much in regards to scenery. A few major road crossings take away from something a hiker may want to experience. I rated this 3 stars as a hiker but would probably give it 5 as a biker.

Monday, June 26, 2017

makes me feel like the city is miles away

Monday, February 04, 2013

This is a heavily used trail by runners, bikers, walkers, and dog walkers. There is a lesser known loop trail( Halifax Mainland Commons Marsh Trail) that branches off this trail that is a nice walk through the woods for an added 1-1.5km. I use this trail several times a week and enjoy the walk every time.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

A small trail system great for a quick getaway, or a popular stop to bird watch.

mountain biking
1 month ago