Hobson's Lake Trail and Ash Lake Loop

HARD 9 reviews

Hobson's Lake Trail and Ash Lake Loop is a 13.7 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kearney Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
13.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
388 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

washed out

Hobson’s Lake Trail is one of multiple trails located in Kearney Lake, Nova Scotia as part of the Birch Cove Blue Mountain Wilderness Area. Hobson’s lake is connected to Fox Lake trail, Charlie’s Lake trail, and Quarry Lake and Birch Cove trail, all of which begin off of Kearney Lake Drive. The trail features rocky terrain with steep elevations and on trail maps are posted along the route. Wheelchair and winter use are not recommended. Parking Information: Best parking is at the end of Collins Road, from here the trail begins on the hill behind the fence. Parking is also available off of Saskatoon Drive at the Maskwa Canoe Club parking lot.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Nice in the fall. Ash Lake is quiet and lovely. It's really good to record and compare with the map as the trails can be a little faint at times. There are tapes and paint at tricky spots though plus some signs. I didn't go the Hobson's Lake route but picked a different way in and back.

hiking
2 months ago

5 months ago

Favourite

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

I was happy to see tags - its early in the season so parts of the trail were a bit hard to find - overall a great trail! I would certainly do it again :)

7 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Once you leave the Hobson's Lake Trail, you are more likely to see a canoe or kayak then another hiker. As a result, the Ash Lake loop offers a great opportunity to empty your mind and just enjoy the day.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Great backwoods wilderness trail that is relatively close(10-15min) outside of downtown Halifax. The Ash Lake part of the hike is not as well trodden but is still fairly well marked with ribbons on the trees. Took me about 2:20 to complete. You can also just do the Hobson's Lake Trail which takes about 1:15 for a quick but satisfying one.