Pot Lake via Bluff Wilderness Trail

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Pot Lake via Bluff Wilderness Trail is a 7.7 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 January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
213 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

Pot Lake Loop is the first 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 yellow trail markers, and as a difficult wilderness trail should warrant 3-4 hours of planned hiking. 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 Mi’kmaq Hill Loop (the second loop), the Bluff Loop (third loop), or Hay Marsh Loop and complete the entire Bluff trail. 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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2 months ago

Beautiful trail! Definitely more challenging than expected. My only complaint is lack of trail marking can make it easy to get lost and end up on one of the longer loops!

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3 months ago

this was a surprise for me and my girlfriend who enjoy challenging trails. I recommend this hike

hiking
5 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hiking trails, dog friendly on leash. Absolutely breathe taking views. Multiple trails within the one trail. Difficult at times but worth every minute.

5 months ago

Of all the 4 loops of the Bluff Wilderness, the Pot Lake Loop provides the best cardio workout. Good signage to help you navigate from each trail loop and amazing views.

snowshoeing
7 months ago

Great trail, lots of fun technical hills, with great views

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Sunday, May 24, 2015