West Lake Loop via Spriggs Brook Trail

HARD 12 reviews

West Lake Loop via Spriggs Brook Trail is a 12.7 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Porters Lake, 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 April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
430 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

over grown

rocky

scramble

off trail

West Lake Loop via Spriggs Brook Trail is a trail located in Porter’s Lake, Nova Scotia. It follows the same route as the Crowbar Lake Trail to West Lake. The trail is part of the Crowbar Lake Hiking Trail system, and begins at the parking lot on Myra road. From here the trail winds upwards on a steep incline and along the side of Granite Lake. From here the trail proceeds to what is known as the West Lake loop, circling around West Lake. This trail contains numerous bushkwhacking sections in the later portion as you move further into the Wilderness Area, and given the steep incline is a lengthly trail. Visitors should proceed with caution and plenty of water, as well as emergency supplies. Parking Information: Parking is available at the trailhead at 1800 Myra Road.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Visited from Sweden and decided to try it out. Beautiful trail (surprisingly familiar type of environment for a Swede) which is well marked and quite technical. Rocks, roots, some pretty steep inclines and overgrown sections. A little muddy in a few places but no problem to keep your feet dry this day. I do a fair bit of trail running and really liked the technical terrain which for sure can be challenging if you are not used to "climbing" inclines. Did not see a living soul during my hike, apart from a few bugs when I stopped for view, water or snacks. Completed it in 4 hours in a fairly quick and steady pace with a few shorter stops. Loved the lakes and the parts where the forest had a "troll"-ish feel to it. Was tempted to go for a swim in the lakes but decided against getting wet this time. :-)

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.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

great for a day hike

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Would probably rate this Trail as difficult due to rough terrain and very steep inclines. Took 6.5hrs and enjoyed every minute!

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Friday, November 18, 2016