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Herring Cove Bluffs is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Herring Cove, 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 May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 1.4 mi Elevation gain 22 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Beach Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy Rocky
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Herring Cove Bluffs is a coastal trail located in Herring Cove, near Halifax, Nova Scotia. The trail is located within the Herring Cove Provincial Park nature reserve, beginning at the parking lot off of Purcell's Cove Road, and ending with the end of the coastal pathway. The end of the trail can be followed down the rocks, as well as through the wooded pathway. However, please note the wooded pathway does venture into private property near its end. The trail is located within a nature reserve, and therefore any footpaths off the main trail should be followed with caution and care. Parking Information: Parking is available at the main lot off of Purcell's Cove Road.

Bus routes leading to this trail are the 15, 9, and 14. The 9 will drop you on St. Pauls, from here walk up Hebirdean and to John Brackett Road, continuing to the trailhead.

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Selena Maxwell
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This is one of my favourite trails near the city. If you're looking for a nice short coastal trail, look no further.

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Jay Tulk
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A beautiful walk along the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The ground can be a little uneven at times but the view is magnificent.

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Daisy Hollett
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Chris Schofield
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Bruce Steeves
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Nice trail, sweet views! A nice short walk to start the day

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Victoria Jones
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great trail. not too long but some spots were steep and made for a great morning walk with my dog. some of the pathways were very narrow, so having my excited dog on leash was difficult but manageable. No ticks on either of us which was a bonus!

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Amy Demone
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Great little hike. In a sunny day, even with wind, it can get very very hot. Saw a lot of people in rain jacket and all that fun stuff. No need for that on a summer day on the ocean :)

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Richard Martin
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John Hayward
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Great place to hike and scramble.

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Joshua MacIsaac
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great hike that doesn't take long to complete. lots of rocks to sit on and enjoy the view.

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BCSAR 25
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Belle trail, tu peux marcher dans la trail sur le côté ou sur les roches. Il y avait beaucoup de monde, mais surtout au début. Moins vers la fin.

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Starla Walton
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Easy and short trail with beautiful ocean views.

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Selena Doner
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amazing views of the ocean! lots of rocks to sit and bask on. pretty rocky so closed toe footwear is best. also no garbage cans for doggos just be in mind!

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Wendy Chien
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Trail ends at private property line. So many trails are hard to access because road close by property owners.

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Susan Hood
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Moderately tricky with more rocks than trail. Great views and loads of spots to sit and admire them. Some (not many) parts of the trail are quite overgrown, if you wear shorts you might find it a bit scratchy.

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Michelle Savard
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Great trail along the water. Not recommended for weak knees.

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Jesse Conatser
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Pretty much a mini Duncan’s cove with out the forts. #Neature

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Lisa Holmes
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Trail was busy today with lots of people relaxing on rocks and enjoying the nice weather. Breeze kept it comfy but when that was blocked by trees it got pretty warm. Lots of big rocks, amazing scenery.

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Cory Gillis
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I can't believe I've lived so close to here and not known about this trail sooner! I was blown away by how beautiful it was and spent hours on the rocks along the way admiring the beauty around me. Reminds me a lot of Peggy's Cove but without all the people!!! 10/10 definitely recommend

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Rose McDonald
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Lovely short hike with great views, however there was very few shade spots and it was a scorcher day. Went there by bus and there is a 15 min walk before and after to the bus stop, 9B from downtown Halifax.

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Melani Wood
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Grzegorz Kurzweg
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Great views. Good photo opportunity. Short. Done in 1h both ways.

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Cat Scully
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Beautiful views! Lovely sea breeze. About an hour start to finish.

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Wayne Fowler
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great scenery

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Kirsten Godbout
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Pretty easy and beautiful views. If you’re looking for something with the views of Duncan’s cove but without the distance and difficulty, this one is pretty easy and short.

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