Mi'kmaq Hill Loop - Bluff Wilderness Trail

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Mi'kmaq Hill Loop - Bluff Wilderness Trail is a 28.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Timberlea, 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
28.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
704 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

Mi’kmaq Hill loop is the second of four consecutive loops known as the Bluff Wilderness Trail in Timberlea, Nova Scotia. The Bluff Trail is located within the Five Bridge Lakes Wilderness Area, designated under the Wilderness Areas Protection Act. This loop is marked with blue markers, and as a difficult wilderness trail should warrant 3-4 hours of planned hiking per section. Completing the entirety of Mi’kmaq Hill involves beginning on the Pot Lake Loop and continuing on to complete the Mi’kmaq Hill loop, and is a full 7-8 hour hike. Visitors should pack emergency gear and water, and be sure to pay close attention to markers so as not to accidentally wander onto a longer loop. This loop can be used to continue onto the Bluff Loop (third loop), or Hay Marsh Loop and complete the entire Bluff trail. For visitors completing the full loop, two leave no trace campsites are located on the trail, just before the commencement of the Bluff Loop, on the north-easternly side. Parking Information: A parking lot has been constructed for the trail, with the civic address of 2890 Bay Road. From the lot, visitors can walk onto the Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Trail, and head west approximately 350 metres before reaching the Bluff Trailhead shortly after the highway underpass.

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8 months ago

Did this last summer with my daughter - did it in a. It over three hours on a very hot day! But the views were exceptional!