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Gibraltar Rock Loop is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Meaghers Grant, Nova Scotia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 278 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

Gibraltar Rock Loop starts approximately 100m from Highway 357 trailhead parking for the Musquodoboit Trailway near Halifax, Nova Scotia. The trail is a short backcountry loop featuring sharp beginning and end elevations and beautiful look-off views. The trail features trail markers and kilometer markers, and is best used from April to October, when little to no snow is present. Given the steep elevation gains and backcountry nature, the trail is not wheelchair or stroller friendly. Gibraltar Rock Loop ends at the trailhead entrance for North Granite Ridge Trail, and loops back to the Musquodoboit Trailway for 2.5km to the parking area. Parking Information: Best parking is at the Musquodoboit Trailway parking lot along Highway 357.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
20 hours ago

Great little trail! Love the view

hiking
bugs
off trail
rocky
1 month ago

bugs
1 month ago

nice short trail with a steep climb

1 month ago

Not too difficult, pretty steep on the way up. Passed people of all ages on my way up aswell. Really nice view at the top. Bugs were very bad (early may). Would do again.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful short little trail. The parking lot was full today but we only met a few folks on our hike. We did this trail clockwise and were rewarded with such a gorgeous stream at the end. Steep and uphill initially, could be challenging for some folks, tho it plateaus soon enough.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Great trails- it has a gravel trail and also off gravel trails to go around in the woods. Would totally recommend!!

hiking
8 months ago

I love this little hike. Very steep! But beautiful and woodsy

rocky
8 months ago

it's a steep but short uphill climb and well worth it! markings on trees are very clear, but ita rocky so may be slippery post rain. beautiful views!

hiking
8 months ago

This trail was a nice short hike with some great views. We went after the rain, so the wet leaves made some spots extra challenging. The trail is extremely well-marked and maintained. The walk back to the parking lot along the rails to trail was a bit of a bore, but still well worth the outing.

recorded Gibraltar Rock Loop

hiking
8 months ago

Little difficult steep hike .

hiking
9 months ago

Well marked, quick and fairly easy trail with gorgeous views.

hiking
rocky
10 months ago

Trail is clearly marked. Fun steep hike at the very beginning - it's not very long. Top leads you to a beautiful look out. Lots of wild blueberries on the path after the look out. Downside is that the way back to the parking lot is just a gravel road. Would be fun to bike though.

hiking
11 months ago

this semi challenging climb is worth it for the incredible views. keep going an extra km past the loop to get to the bog look off. well worth it. lots of wild blueberries too.

hiking
Sat Jun 29 2019

Beautiful trail - quite a challenge for my old out of shape body but loved it none the less a little slippery in the rain

hiking
rocky
Thu Jun 27 2019

hiking
Mon Jun 24 2019

Love the intensity of the beginning of this trail but amazing views once you get to the top.

Wed May 08 2019

nice little trail with a decent climb and amazing view.

hiking
Wed Sep 05 2018

Beautiful hiking trail. Great biking trail too!

backpacking
Tue May 01 2018

Amazing.

hiking
Sun Jan 14 2018

More rock scrambling than expected but the views are well worth it. Make sure you hit the rocky peak rather than the look out near the top (could have easily fooled me). The path is nice and has shading for hot days

hiking
Wed Nov 22 2017

Beautiful little trail!

Sat Sep 16 2017

Awesome short little trail.

hiking
Mon Nov 07 2016

Excellent short backwoods hike on the Musquodoboit trailway

hiking
7 days ago

recorded Gibraltar Rock Loop

hiking
22 days ago

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