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High Head Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wentworth, Nova Scotia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

Distance: 2.9 miles Elevation Gain: 705 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

snow

This trail can be accessed through Ski Wentworth.

hiking
bugs
private property
rocky
14 days ago

Been wanting to do this trail for years but didn’t feel comfortable crossing private land to get to it. (Someone’s back yard) found away round it through the ski hill. No one was around to ask if the ski hill was closed completely in the off season. I’m a respectable hiker, ( leave no trace) so I thought it would be alright and was will rewarded! Moderate hike up the hill. View was incredible although a bit hazy. More reason to go back again!

hiking
private property
1 month ago

I own the property where it shows the trail starts with the dotted line. This is not public access so please access the trail through the ski hill as it has become unpleasant for us when some days there are 30 or more people who just walk through our yard and pay no attention to this being our driveway and private property. Thanks

hiking
3 months ago

It's a beautiful trail with an awesome veiw at the top! We hiked it on Thanksgiving weekend 2019.

hiking
snow
3 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

We had a great set of guides that had been to the trail before. For an added challenge we took a slightly different approach and went straight up the ski hill chair lift route. This added almost 2km to the trail, a total of 7.2km. Once at the top of the ski hill we went behind, by the reservoir and across through some cross country ski trails to connect with the High Head trail. We came down the path laid out in the map. Absolutely gorgeous hike any time of year. But I would say that with all the leaves down and a bit of a damp dew on the ground, careful foot placement is a key.

hiking
8 months ago

No trouble finding it using Google maps. Wasn’t able to get to the top as I was hiking with 6 and 7 year old boys, but we enjoyed a 3.2 km hike with an elevation of 254m. Lots of interesting, beautiful scenery that we enjoyed taking the time to stop and investigate. We even found a geocache. An afternoon very well spent.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike but poorly marked. It took us a bit to find the entrance. Follow the mapping on this app so you won’t miss it. Lots of incline and a beautiful view! NS is so beautiful. :)

recorded High Head Trail

hiking
8 months ago

Keep an eye out for the trailhead going up or follow the tracing. I missed it and ended up on the ski hill before reorienting myself. Otherwise nice hike, some boardwalks/bridges have missing/broken/soft boards so use caution.

hiking
9 months ago

awesome hike up! steep initial .3mile climb to start but levels off to a easier remainder well marked, a little tricky to find the start but beyond that great little hike will definitely do again later in the fall

hiking
9 months ago

We found the trail without issue. However the trail head is located on private property with many "no trespassing" signs visible both at the entrance and on the gate blocking the parking area. wouldn't recommend unless you plan on trespassing.

hiking
9 months ago

Great little trail, well maintained and marked. Just the trace on AllTrails and you’ll have no troubles finding it.

hiking
9 months ago

We couldn’t found the trail at all waste of time!!!! Not happy !

hiking
10 months ago

excellent walk up to a beautiful view.

hiking
10 months ago

well maintained,mostly clean and a stunning view

Fri Mar 22 2019

best view in nova scotia!

hiking
Mon Mar 18 2019

Icy. need icers.

hiking
Tue Nov 06 2018

We took a wrong turn and ended up on the ski hill which was super cool. Took a wrong turn but it turned out great. A major hill at the beginning but really fun:)

hiking
Sun Oct 28 2018

Did the hike on a nice fall day - Beautiful trail. Steep ground but good footing.

hiking
Mon Oct 15 2018

Definitely a “ moderate “ trail as the first half of it is straight up hill! The view was just amazing especially this time of the year being fall. Went on a clear day and you can see the Confederation Bridge and PEI. This is the reason we hike!

Tue Jun 05 2018

Great hike could be better marked from hwy as it looks like somebody’s driveway at first. View from the top is beautiful. Easy hike if for your fur baby’s also. Would be amazing in the fall colours time.

hiking
Mon Feb 19 2018

Great winter hike with stunning view! Made me say “wow” out loud coming out of the trees.

Wed Jan 24 2018

Could be marked a little better. Fortunately there was a pretty freshly laid snowmobile trail there for me to follow. Other than that, fantastic. Another gem in the heart of Nova Scotia.

hiking
Mon Nov 13 2017

Did this trail about 3 weeks ago. Excellent trail with gorgeous views of the fall colors. Signage could be a little better.

hiking
Mon Oct 30 2017

Very steep incline at the bottom that lasts until you're about 1/3rd of the way up, but then it levels out and is a very pleasant hike to the top. Beautiful views - especially during the fall!

hiking
Sat Oct 21 2017

Awesome view at the top. Nice trail.

hiking
Sun Oct 01 2017

Great little trail with a spectacular view at the top. You can see confederation Bridge and Prince Edward Island from the top view. Steep up hill climb via an old logging road. There are direction signs but they are faded . Great October hike when the leaves are the most colourful.

backpacking
Tue Aug 29 2017

The view alone is worth the climb. I would agree that it's a moderate trail. Well marked. we hiked over to the top of the ski Hill which was also a nice hike.

hiking
Sat Aug 12 2017

A rainy day but truly worth it. Relatively easy hike with some very solid climbs.

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