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Pennant Point Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near East Pennant, Nova Scotia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 6.5 mi Elevation gain 416 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Hiking Nature trips Beach Forest Views Wild flowers Muddy Over grown Rocky Scramble
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Pennant Point Trail is a seaside trail in Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, near Halifax, Nova Scotia. The trail begins at the beach parking lot, continues down past the beach and in through the woods. It then winds along the coast to the point, and loops back to the parking lot along the coast and through the woods. The trail is prone to sogginess and flooding in certain areas, and visitors are advised to wear waterproof boots and bring a towel. Certain areas of the train can be difficult to navigate, with little marking and some overgrown pathways. Parking Information: Parking is available at the Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park parking lot.

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Tyler Dean
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Emilie Lacroix
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HikingMuddyOff trailOver grownRocky

Easy hike, gorgeous ocean views. Took me 3 hours including a long lunch stop. Went at 8:30 on a Saturday morning and had the trail to myself. Only one bit of the path was a little washed out but I found the trail again without too much trouble.

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Stephanie Wood
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Zak McLaren
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Nice easy run. Enjoy doing this one when I don’t feel like a long run or after I’ve done the Bluff a couple of days in a row.

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Tosha Bunch
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WalkingMuddyNo shadeOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

Beautiful hike! So many spots where it just opens up and the views are amazing. Overgrown in a lot of spots. Thank god I was wearing pants or my legs would be pretty torn up. App was needed to navigate some of the trails as they are overgrown and there are some places that look like trail that are not. Barely saw any other people. Very cool to stand on the rocks and hear the water and then keep walking to the utter silence of the woods. Well worth the overgrown parts!

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Bruce Steeves
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Hiking

Great trail! Some amazing views! Definitely needed the app for navigation!

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Patricia Macpherson
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Zak McLaren
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Wet in the usual spots after the rain.

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Zak McLaren
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Running

Great easy run along the coast. Wet in some spots near the end. But not major.

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Sara Jerrett
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HikingMuddyOver grownRocky

I hiked counter clockwise, as a lot of people suggested below. Really enjoyed the first half of the hike, mixture of woods and coastal. Saw very few people on a Friday afternoon, only big crowds once I reached the beach. Trail is overgrown, wet and soggy at some places.

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Karli S
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Hiking

Whoa! I had no idea this great adventure was only mere steps past the nude beach! Walked this trail last month and loved it! Beautiful coastal views similar to Taylor Head and Pollys Cove. I found the last half of the trail to be a bit sketchy (I went clockwise) because it’s a bit grown in and not well marked but it was still fun. Near the last bit in the open fields I ran into a hawk mama who was not very excited about me being there. She chased and swooped for a little bit- I made sure to face her direction, yell, and put my backpack above my head and it was fine. Thinking she must of had some fresh lil babies! Also on the last half my gps kept telling me I was in Lunenburg? If this happens don’t worry, you haven’t mysteriously been transported to Lunenburg... not that I thought that or anything... Also! I encourage you to look up the Indigenous histories and presents of the land you’re hiking on. Think about what it means as settlers to use this unceded Mi’kmaq land for pleasure.

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Matthew Waterman
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A great trail. Recommend going anti clockwise so that you go through the ever so slightly overgrown and humid section first, and cool off with the sea breeze and views along the second half. Well but subtly marked along the length of the trail. The map on here is reliable too. Some hopping between rocks is necessary, and a few patches will be quite muddy outside of summer.

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Jennifer Gillis
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HikingOver grown

Great trail. Beautiful views of the ocean, large open fields. Did this mid summer and still muddy spots but manageable.

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Nad Leb
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Hiking

Great trail! Single track not too technical for trail running. But you need to pay attention to the trail ... ground trail is easy to follow but quite overgrown with ferns and such at eye level.

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Karlee Jones
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Unreal trail and views. Probably one of the best coastal trails in HRM. Follow the blue marks on the ground to stay on the trail. Some overgrown and muddy spots.

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Lana McMichael
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Hiking

Started going cross country from beach and hiking counterclockwise. That was a good decision. Some overgrown areas. Wear long pants if hiking the complete loop. Had some technical difficulty with recording but it’s about 10k in total. Still a bit muddy in spots. Is the seal rock just nature’s art?! Amazing! Not many bugs at all and it was a humid drizzly day. A real gem of a trail in NS.

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Peter Manuel
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Hiked the East Pennant Point trail today. (July 19) 10.5km, 20300 steps in 4 hours. We started at the green dot at the top and took screen shot when 1/2 way (blue dot). Great trail, wet in places, watch the footing and roots, few deer flies other then that no bugs, so this is a good time of year to walk it. Great views. Places to sit and enjoy the views. I would suggest walking the top barren woods across to the bay part first because it may be a hot run and very tiring at the end. Expect some nudity in place to in passerby’s as you getting closer to the third beach.

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Ben Haines
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Ankur Islam
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HikingMuddyNo shadeOff trailOver grownRocky

The hike was pretty awesome in the beginning. Got nice views and Fresh ocean breeze. But half of the trail is not well maintained and got really narrow overgrown paths. Remember to take mosquito repellent cream and water

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