South Granite Ridge Trail

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South Granite Ridge Trail is a 18.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
18.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
399 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

South Granite Ridge is a backcountry trail starting 2.6km from the Park Road parking lot for Musquodoboit Trailway near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Given the length, steep elevation gains, and backcountry nature of the trail, it is not wheelchair or stroller friendly. The trail features beautiful look off and lake views, and has trail markers, kilometer markers, maps at either end of the backcountry trail, and is best used from April to October, when little to no snow is present. The trail may also be entered at the end of the North Granite Ridge Trail, approximately 7km from the Park Road parking lot. Hikers are advised that if starting from the end of North Granite Ridge, at the 2.5km point the trail connects onto a Portage Route. The continue on South Granite Ridge Trail continue to the left, along the river; if following the Portage Route (a 2km out and back detour), cross the river immediately ahead. South Granite Ridge Trail also connects onto Bayers and Admiral Lake Loops from the official trailhead entrance. Parking Information: Best parking is at the end of Bayer Mill Road, eliminating 1km of railway trail walking to and from the South Granite Ridge trailhead entrance. Parking is also available at Park Road parking lot.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Similar in beauty and difficulty as it's companion North Granite Ridge trail, takes about 5.5 hours if you're looping from the south parking lot on the Musquodboit tailway. The distance markers on the actual trail seemed to be a bit off in that the final stretch to the end of the trail seems a lot longer than the .5km noted.