Duncan's Cove Trail [Private Property]

MODERATE 42 reviews

Duncan's Cove Trail [Private Property] is a 6.9 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Duncan Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
199 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

old growth

over grown

rocky

scramble

snow

no shade

private property

Duncan’s Cove is a coastal trail located in Duncan Cove, Nova Scotia. The trail features incomparable coastal views of the North West Arm and Atlantic Ocean. The trail is a mix of marsh land and coastal hiking, culminating in an abandoned World War Two observation station. From here, the area is private property and hikers should not stray farther than the observation station so as not to disrupt surrounding flora and fauna or trespass. The trail is can be hazardous in the winter, especially at times when snow levels are high and ice is present. Visitors are encouraged to be cautious as the trail at times can be rocky and narrow, and close to eroded coastline. The trail is also very close to the coastal Chebucto Head hiking trail. Parking Information: Parking is available on Duncan’s Cove Road just before the beginning of Gannet Lane, from here visitors walk up Gannet Lane until reaching the trail entrance on their left (visitors should not stray farther than the trailhead as the area contains a private residence). Once you get to the abandoned WWII observation station, you must turn around. There is a 1000 foot long boulder wall beyond, with a number of No Trespass signs. If you stray, you will be on private property and damaging vulnerable flora and interfering with wild life that the owners are feeding and encouraging. Please respect the flora and fauna and turn back to Duncan's Cove. Yuu'll be surprised at the new things you see on the trip back to where you started!

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike! Beautiful views all the way, gorgeous fauna and lots of places to stop and let the dogs have some water. Loved the variation of trail from open flat rocks to short steep stints to deep forest and windy trails through lush plant life. Our dogs had no problem with this hike, just took it slow to allow for breaks and water. 3 hrs round trip with our breaks.

1 month ago

Great views along the entire trail. Some boggy areas, but managed not to ruin my boots. Some steep climbs and ascents. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Entrance to trail can be confusing. Weathered sign says ‘Private Property’ and there is a low gate to hop over.

1 month ago

We saw sea lions just off the shore. Trail is quite muddy in parts!

2 months ago

Very scenic.

hiking
2 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. Not overly challenging and beautiful views of Nova Scotia’s rugged coastline. Will definitely be back to do this hike over, and over again.

3 months ago

Amazing trail, with a wide verity of scenery it has something for everybody, and depending on how brave you are, many small rock beaches to explore

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful hike with stunning views!!! Terrain can be a bit muddy/soggy so make sure to have good footwear!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Absolutely beautiful hike. You will see waves crashing on the shore, rolling hills, woods, cliffs and even bunkers that were built for WWII. The scenery is breath-taking. Use a little caution and be sure to wear proper hiking shoes as there are a few areas of difficult terrain.

Monday, May 29, 2017

This was a spectacular hike! The view!

walking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

Once you get to the abandoned ww2 observation station, you must turn around. There is a 1000 foot long boulder wall beyond, with a number of No Trespass signs. If you stray, you will be on private property and damaging vulnerable flora and interfering with wild life that the owners are feeding and encouraging. Please respect the flora and fauna and turn back to Duncan's Cove. Yuu'll be surprised at the new things you see on the trip back to where you started!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Very nice trail, a good work out !

Monday, February 06, 2017

Beautiful views and great terrain...definitely one of my favorites! :-)

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