Gaff Point and Hirtle's Beach

EASY 25 reviews

Gaff Point and Hirtle's Beach is a 6.6 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Riverport, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
71 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

8 days ago

Beautiful trail. Easily accessible for the whole family. The first portion (the beach) is not representative of all the nice things you can see along the way.

21 days ago

Never again! if this is an easy trail then I want a very easy trail! half of the track has been washed away and I saw quit a few hikers returning being disapointed. I do not know who gave you this text you advertise this trail with, but it is just not right.

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28 days ago

Very nice trail with lots of different terrain and great views, it is quite annoying to get to the trail over the lose pebble beach but doesn’t take too long.

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1 month ago

I did this trail 15 years ago with friends and everything I loved and hated about it then still applies.

Wear very supportive footware. This trail has many different types of terrain and having proper footware is a must.

Try and arrive so that you can use the beach to walk on instead of the ankle rolling pebbles. Check the tide times.

The views are spectacular. The ocean puts on a show at every turn.

Just make sure to leave lots of time, bring lots of water and proper food to sustain you and proper footware!

2 months ago

Great day on the trail. Enjoyed with young kids and grandparents. Good for all. Beautiful view and a great place to picnic or enjoy a day at the beach at the end.

7 months ago

Beautiful.

8 months ago

One of my favorite!

8 months ago

Great views.

hiking
8 months ago

Lots of variety for a short hike, should probably aim for around low tide for the beach bit.

hiking
9 months ago

This hike starts out on the beach, then meets up with a very well maintained trail! It was foggy when I hiked it, but still a very nice hike.

10 months ago

A Beautiful Coastal Trail with a mix of white sand beach, cobblestone shoreline, rocky cliff coastline, mossy meadows and evergreen forests.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful spot, lots of beautiful look out points and not a difficult trail.

11 months ago

Beautiful and well worth any trip. Park in the Hirtle Beach car park and run the coast along to Gaff Point. Worth any visit. Well conditioned trail

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Saturday, May 21, 2016