Roxbury Trail

HARD 9 reviews

Roxbury Trail is a 18.7 kilometer out and back trail located near Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until October.

18.7 km
385 m
Out & Back


trail running



1 month ago

I loved exploring this old Town.

1 month ago

Good hike - we went as far as we could in our car and parked - walked the 6 km into Roxbury from there. Definitely bring fly spray. Keep in mind - the walk in is basically all uphill going up the mountain, and the walk back out is downhill. There were black bear tracks in the mud all over within the Roxbury Settlement. Signed the guestbook but did not stumble upon any geocaches - if they're still there. Didn't specifically look for them though. No foundations or houses/buildings of any sort still there that we could find - pretty uneventful. Took a look at the 2 cemeteries - of all the haunted folklore of Roxbury - we definitely didn't even get a haunted feeling - just a very calm and peaceful place, deep in the woods. Also took a look at some wells and walked to the pond. Saw a few camps but no one was around. Thought about walking as far as the lake/mill site, but after walking around several mud holes in the middle of the road, we finally came to one so deep and wide that we couldn't even get around it without going through it so we used that as a turning point. Had several ticks on us as well but that's to be expected. The only formations we saw were basically rock walls lined the Roxbury Settlement after the mailbox (guestbook) and the wall stretches for quite a distance on both side of the road - - definitely very old. Dexters is still doing a lot of clear cutting work the whole way up Roxbury road so beware of heavy equipment and men working. On the way back out from Roxbury, you descend the mountain and get small views of the north mountain across the valley to show you how high you are. It was a nice hike, however with not much to see I wouldn't do it again. It's a very neat place to see with a very interesting history.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Long but enjoyable hike, not a lot left of the settlement but still worth the trip and it's a great story behind it. Bring bug spray! Hit a few geocaches along the way as well. Worth doing if you enjoy the history behind the site and a long hike with not to challenging terrain. Should have a sign up saying were people should park to make it clear.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Black Bears on trail.

trail running
Thursday, May 17, 2012

I have not gone on this trail for many years and have always wanted to redo
this area. The history of Roxbury is most interesting, worth checking it out on the net. it was an old town settled 18th century. Wells,foundations and even
some cobble stone I have been told. We traveled by Jeep up the South Mountain
where we knew of a good fishing spot. Bring fly dope May-July!

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Monday, September 07, 2015