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Kings Quarry Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fergusons Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a lake 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 but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.4 mi Elevation gain 183 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Snowshoeing Walking Bird watching Forest Lake Views Over grown No shade
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Kings Quarry Trail is a short out and back trail located in the Purcell's Cove Backlands, near Halifax, Nova Scotia. The trail leads up a steep hill and into the backlands woods, along Purcell's Pond and up to a beautiful look off. The look off offers views of the Halifax Harbour and city below. From here the pathway can be followed down the steep granite hill face and a few metres more to the entrance at the Purcells Cove Social Club. Visitors choosing to follow the extension should take extreme caution. Parking Information: Parking is available at the Purcells Cove Backlands trailhead on Purcells Cove Road.

The bus route leading to this trail is the 15.

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Sarah Logan
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Trevor Bradley
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Amy Demone
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I think this is a super under rated trail. The views are insane of the city. I was very pleased and to top it off it’s short so you can do it in 45 minutes MAX. It is a bit rocky though so probably not great for younger kids. Unless adventurous.

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Chanel Regan
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absolutely lovely spot

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Jenny Nicole
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Matt Moore
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Trying to find the quarries

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Jerry Howell Jr
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Jessica Kuo
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Patrick LaRoche
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Brooke Russell
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Jude MacDonald
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PG Y
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Roy McBride
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Fiona OReilly
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Niki Foley
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