Herring Cove Bluffs

MODERATE 35 reviews

Herring Cove Bluffs is a 2.3 kilometer 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 offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.3 km Elevation Gain: 7 m Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

walking

bird watching

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

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.

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12 days ago

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.

hiking
23 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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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rocky
1 month ago

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2 months ago

Loved this little trail. Had fun with the family of older teenagers as we just rock hopped along the coast. Ocean was very rough so the scenery was spectacular with the waves crashing all over the rocks and the different spots between large rocks to explore. Went to the end and just chilled for a while before heading back so quick hike but lots of fun if u like rock hopping as a little diversion from a standard trail.

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rocky
2 months ago

Great views. Good photo opportunity. Short. Done in 1h both ways.

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muddy
rocky
2 months ago

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

3 months ago

great scenery

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rocky
3 months ago

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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4 months ago

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9 months ago

My brother came with me. It was short but we enjoyed it.

9 months ago

Beautiful path along the coast. Some rocky terrain so need good boots. Lovely views.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful rugged coastline trail. Limited Parking available at the trailhead. Lots of surf and crashing waves against big rocks for lovely photos.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

herring cove is very beautiful and this trail is a great hike

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

great trail for dog walking. morning is nice to walk this trail. very dog friendly. recommend.

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