Empire Trails is a 7.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gore, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 7.9 km Elevation Gain: 163 m Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking






Note: Fee $10 for adults, $5 for youths. The Empire Trails are located in Gore, Nova Scotia and were established in 1995. Since then they have developed into one of the largest and most diverse trail systems in Eastern Canada! This Trail system is designed for Mountain Biking, but also perfect for hiking and trail running. To enter this trail system go to NovaStrong's Adventure Park located in Gore, Nova Scotia at #2001 Hwy 202. Gore is only 45 minutes from Halifax and half way between Truro and Winsdor. There is a small fee to use the trails.

private property
8 months ago

Nice trail system. Didn’t realize it was a privately owned and that there’s a fee, since other reviews didn’t mention this. Not a big deal but something you should be aware of. $10 for adults, 5$ for youth.

mountain biking
Mon May 06 2019

Fantastic day at Empire Trails yesterday, 90% trails are in great shape. I recommend anyone that hasn't ridden here to give it a try. Lots of flowing trails throughout the site. Watch for the mountain bike race in June. Trail is also great for hiking also.

Sat Oct 13 2018

Love these trails! Great for mountain biking, trail running, and hiking.

Thu Jun 21 2018

A must experience trail system!