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Fox Lake Trail is a 2.6 mile 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 288 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

bird watching

running

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

Fox Lake Trail is one of multiple trails located in Kearney Lake, Nova Scotia as part of the Birch Cove Blue Mountain Wilderness Area. Fox Lake trail connects onto Hobson’s Lake trail, Charlie’s Lake trail, and Quarry Lake and Birch Cove trail. The trail features rocky terrain, and numerous look-offs, and at times can be difficult to navigate due to the various paths sprouting from the main trail, despite some on trail signs and maps. Wheelchair use in not recommended, however the trail is kid friendly, and usable for snow shoeing in the winter. Parking Information: Best parking is at the end of Collins Road, from here the trail begins directly straight ahead into the woods (not along the fence). Parking is also available at Maskwa Canoe Club parking lot, but requires a small trek to get onto the Fox Lake trail.

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icy
snow
3 months ago

Awesome hike today, sunny and warm. Icy in sections. Hiked in via Hobson to Fox Lake lookoff and back via Charlie Lake. Kids (ages 7 & 11) loved it.

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icy
4 months ago

Some icy bits but what a great spot. Hiking poles and icers would help.

hiking
6 months ago

choose your own adventure...love it!

hiking
7 months ago

A bit muddy at points. Fox lake look off is worth it. Ash lake has great camping spots.

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muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
10 months ago

great trail. definately a workout but the views are worth it!

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blowdown
bridge out
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
Wed May 08 2019

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Sat May 04 2019

I love these trails. So do our dogs. There are lots of options so you can stick to this trail or wander off to see another lake. The area is very well cared for and people are respectful of the trails.

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muddy
rocky
Sun Apr 07 2019

Very nice trail with beautiful lookouts for multiple lakes. Difficult to navigate at times because of all the trail coming off of Fox Lake Trail. Definitely coming back in the summer.

Sat Oct 13 2018

Gorgeous area to hike with dogs. Make sure you have a gps or map as it’s easy to get a little turned around in there.

Fri Aug 24 2018

Once we reached the trail it easy enough to follow. Lake was pretty. We parked at Maskwa and walked in from there. We relied on our GPS doing it this way and added 2km to our hike. Also got to see Charlies Lake by taking this route.

Sun May 06 2018

Make sure you go to the look off part very nice view

Sat Sep 23 2017

Was a bit confusing to navigate at first because you need to connect to another trail before reaching Fox Head Trail. There were some orange spray paintings and some signs here and there to guide you though! We kept going where it said Fox Lake, and didn't check out the Look off part, which I now regret! A few other trails all interconnect so you can choose a shorter or longer trail. The route we took to and from Colins Rd was about an hour and 15 mins. Again, we may not have gotten the whole experience. Nice area though close to the city :)

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