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Colpitt Lake is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fergusons Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.5 mi Elevation gain 216 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Walking

Forest

Lake

Views

Over grown

Rocky

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Getting There

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 and Colpitt Lake. From here the paths winds down to the lake and alongside. At the edge of the lake the path crosses over a broken down wooden bridge, from here the path does continue upwards. The path can be followed also to the left of the lake form the Mica Crescent trailhead up to the end of Drysdale road, or from Mica Crescent to the right to complete Fight Trail. Parking Information: Parking is currently available alongside Mica Crescent at the empty lots, limited parking is also available at the end of Drysdale Road (this will require walking down a steep hill before getting onto the path).

Bus routes leading to this trail are the 15, 9, and 14.

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Priyen Brahmbhatt
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MuddyOver grownRocky

It provides good view of the lake, but there aren't any signage and isn't properly maontained as there were a few trees that were blocking the path. Overall it is a good and easy trail but could be hard to navigate if you don't have a map

Following Alexx
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HikingMuddyOver grownRocky

Love this trail but given route is ingrown in several places

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Milo McBrenton
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Over grownRocky

This is a terrific trail but it's not easy or super well maintained. It really puts on display NS's rugged side - rocks and lakes. You are unlikely to see any one else on the trail. Nice views.

Mathew Archibald
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Stephen Heard
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HikingOver grownScramble

This is a very rough trail, not maintained in any way. No signage, so be very aware of your surroundings at every fork in the trail. You will see no other people, and bears are known to be in the area. I recommend this trail for dedicated bush-whackers only.

michael mcgrath
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Hiking

good but would not call it an easy trail, more moderate and some places where the trail is hard to see

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Hillary Fry
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Hiking

no signage. I followed two different trails along the side of the lake for about half an hour each way and could not find how to follow the trail portrayed on the map. It was a great hike - good elevations and views, but those are useless if you cant find your way back out. Dont do this hike alone and without adequate sunlight time.

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Stefan Battiston
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HikingOver grownRocky

Nice hike, with a few great spots for lake access. Not very well maintained though, so we were definitely walking through low brush for a lot of the northern half of the route. Was not too muddy mid September, but I'd imagine it would be in spring.

Blake McNeely
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Hiking

Good trail for running. Pretty dense foliage intruding on the trail at the far side of the lake, expect some scrapes on the legs. Some interesections can be confusing at first and easy to get turned around without a gps/phone to guide you. Overall I enjoy this trail, some nice elevation changes and the lake is beautiful.

Aaron Stevens
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Hiking

This is my go to trail (the trail that leads to the back right of the lake, not the shown front middle to left). The rocks and elevation makes it a fun and moderate hike. At the end of the trail leading into Fight Trail, where you have a beautiful view of Halifax.

Andi N
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Stephanie Kapusta
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David Harris
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Will Taylor
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Jessica Kent
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Naomi Aloysius
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joeye ingram
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Warren Dietrich
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NJL LAS
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