Spriggs Brook Trail to Granite Lake

EASY 18 reviews

Spriggs Brook Trail to Granite Lake is a 8.5 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Echo, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
255 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

over grown

rocky

scramble

The trail is part of the Crowbar Lake Hiking Trail systems, and begins at the parking lot on Myra Road. From here the trails winds upwards on a steep incline and through the woods, offering beautiful forest views. The trail ends at the trip of Granite Lake, after passing the wooden bridge. Parking Information: Parking is available at the trailhead at 1800 Myra Road.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail system is called "Crowbar Lake", yet the map only shows the portion from Myra Road to Granite Lake. I'm not familiar with this portion, but rather the section from Otter Lake up to Crowbar Lake.

Please search for the other trail on this site: "Salmon River Long Lake", in which I provide great detail on a related trail system and some history. Half of that system is still available. The second half may no longer be accessible: from the Crowbar lake detour up to Salmon River Long Lake.

hiking
3 months ago

Lack of signage made it quite confusing to know where you were, how far you had gone or where the next junction was, but overall a nice wooded hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Lots of bugs at this time of year but the wind held them off. Lots of rocks, roots, and hills on this trail so wear good shoes and prepare for some vigorous hiking. Beautiful trail that’s great to do solo or with company. Good look off and resting spots for a water/snack break, cooking, camping, or simply just resting.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. Plenty of rocks/boulders to maneuver over and around, as well as several steep inclines and declines. It was a great workout! Mixed terrain with beautiful vistas and serene forest. Certainly not a beginner’s trail. Watch your step, there is ankle twisting and tripping potential with lots of roots and jutting rocks. My hiking poles were well used on this trail. I highly recommend this trail for hikers with a bit of experience.

hiking
6 months ago

I’ve hiked on this trail for as long as I can remember, it’s one of my favourites of all time! Such a variety of good trail and hard trail, nothin a good hiker can’t do! Lots of picture perfect spots, you always see at least one other person but it’s never too crazy! All around a great hike, you can go for as long or as short as you want!

hiking
Saturday, September 09, 2017

good challenging trail

hiking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Early in the trail, a large dip in the path was full of water. There were old beams and fallen trees pushed in, but they were not secure -- be aware and cautious with your footing. Just prior to the bridge towards Granite Lake, the ground was completely saturated with water - the planks set up for crossing were submerged and loose. Fortunately a previous hiker had set up some rope to hold onto between two trees -- unfortunately, my stride was still not long enough to make it through and I ended up stepping ankle deep in water! Make sure you bring an extra pair of socks!

Parts of the trail were quite narrow through low shrubs. I recommend wearing/having long pants for this section.

Passed a few other hikers but little activity. Beautiful and quiet.

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