The Best Trails in Nova Scotia (Canada)

3,390 trails

(46)
Photo of 5 day Cape Breton loop from Troy to Troy Photo of Duncan's Cove Photo of Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail
  • near Newtown, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    380.21mi
    Elevation +
    26375f
    TrailRank
    64
    Photo of 5 day Cape Breton loop from Troy to Troy Photo of 5 day Cape Breton loop from Troy to Troy Photo of 5 day Cape Breton loop from Troy to Troy

    5 day Cape Breton loop from Troy to Troy. We were planning on staying in Wreck Cove.. but due to the construction work on the Roads in the Cabot Trail.. we had to drive about 20KM each way on the main road to het to our ...

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  • Duncan's Cove

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    Hiking
    near Duncans Cove, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.94mi
    Elevation +
    259f
    TrailRank
    60| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Duncan's Cove Photo of Duncan's Cove Photo of Duncan's Cove

    This short loop explores the rocky shoreline along Duncan’s Cove. It is located 19 kilometres from Halifax within the Halifax Regional Municipality on the Chebucto Peninsula. Take the scenic route out there along Route 3...

    Very scenic, easy trail, but the windchill can be an issue. Can also be very slippery so take care along the rocks.
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  • Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail

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    near West Advocate, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    29.56mi
    Elevation +
    5636f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo of Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail Photo of Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail Photo of Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail

    Located on the south side of Chignecto Bay this 50km trek could be regarded as a sister trail to the Fundy Footpath. Although both trails are equal in length the Fundy Footpath has more ravines to cross making ascents an...

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  • Chignecto - Mill Cove Brook

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    near West Advocate, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.16mi
    Elevation +
    574f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo of Chignecto - Mill Cove Brook Photo of Chignecto - Mill Cove Brook Photo of Chignecto - Mill Cove Brook

    This is the trail from the info centre at the park entrance through the forest to Mill Brook Cove, down to the beach and along the beach back to the info centre. The forest section of the trail only offers a couple of s...

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  • Cape Split - Nova Scotia.

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    near West Bay, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.45mi
    Elevation +
    778f
    TrailRank
    57| Rating 4.56
    Photo of Cape Split - Nova Scotia. Photo of Cape Split - Nova Scotia. Photo of Cape Split - Nova Scotia.

    Cape Split is the name given to the headland located in Kings County along the Bay of Fundy coastline in Nova Scotia, Canada. Cape Split is a continuation of the North Mountain Range and is made of tholeiitic basalt. Thi...

    Cape Split was a nice hike. There is not too much to see until you reach the point, but the point is spectacular.
    Allyson Crawford
    very nice trail
    ruppertn
    Very nice trail...
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  • Cole Harbour To Clam Harbour.

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    Road Bike
    near Eastern Passage, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    53.86mi
    Elevation +
    1184f
    TrailRank
    54| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Cole Harbour To Clam Harbour. Photo of Cole Harbour To Clam Harbour. Photo of Cole Harbour To Clam Harbour.

    This is a very easy trail but quite long. This trail forms a small part of the "Trans-Canada Trail." It`s a very great trail to bike and do a lot of photography. It is not unusual to stumble across Bald Eagles and variou...

    This is highly recommended as a biking trail along the Nova Scotia shoreline. Lots to do and see and a lot of very inter...
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  • near Eastern Passage, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    14.30mi
    Elevation +
    144f
    TrailRank
    51| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Eastern Passage to Rainbow Haven Beach. Photo of Eastern Passage to Rainbow Haven Beach. Photo of Eastern Passage to Rainbow Haven Beach.

    This is an excellent trail to pass a quiet Sunday evening hiking. It is very easy and quite picturesque. You might even be lucky as I was on quite a few occasions to witness bald eagles feeding on the beaches at Hartlen`...

    It's a very nice trail with a lot to see along the way. The fog can be dense at times but it's generally good to do all ...
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  • Grand mira north to Lardoise

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    Quad
    near Victoria Bridge, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    107.49mi
    Elevation +
    4724f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Grand mira north to Lardoise Photo of Grand mira north to Lardoise Photo of Grand mira north to Lardoise

    Left Victoria Bridge went to lardoise around there trails and back to Victoria Bridge mixed trails, dirt roads and alittle paved roads Stop for gas in chapel Island

    I was thinking about doing this Trail just wondering where do you unload your quad and how was the trail.
    lestheriault
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  • near Hilden, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    54.19mi
    Elevation +
    2244f
    TrailRank
    38| Rating 2.84
    Photo of Hilden, Brookfield, Greenfield, Camden 85 km ATV Trip Photo of Hilden, Brookfield, Greenfield, Camden 85 km ATV Trip Photo of Hilden, Brookfield, Greenfield, Camden 85 km ATV Trip

    85 km with a great variety of trails. We started in Hilden and went to Greenfield, Salmon River, Twin Lakes, Camden, Gibbs Lake, Long Lake and back to the beginning. Only about 5 miles of backtracking at the end. A hell ...

    Just wondering where we can offload?
    Howieandsherry
    Pretty trail. Great scenic stops. A lot of mud and water. No issues getting through but there are a few iffy spots on th...
    Marla & CJ
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  • near Ashby, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    315.78mi
    Elevation +
    22769f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Atv trip around cape breton Island Photo of Atv trip around cape breton Island Photo of Atv trip around cape breton Island

    Left Sydney, Friday May 20th, drove to Marion Bridge on to Framboise, into L'ardoise and to St Peter's. Spent the night in hammocks in Westbay area. Had a late start Saturday morning but we drove to Glendale into Mabou, ...

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  • Kejimkujik - Frozen Ocean Lake

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    Hiking
    near Jakes Landing, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    11.45mi
    Elevation +
    459f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Kejimkujik - Frozen Ocean Lake Photo of Kejimkujik - Frozen Ocean Lake Photo of Kejimkujik - Frozen Ocean Lake

    At over 400 sq km Kejimkujik National Park a.k.a. Keji is a designated National Historic Site that includes a vast network of hiking and biking trails as well as interconnecting waterways which make it quite popular with...

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  • near Moose River, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    64.64mi
    Elevation +
    3314f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Moose River, Five Islands, Springhill Loop Photo of Moose River, Five Islands, Springhill Loop Photo of Moose River, Five Islands, Springhill Loop

    This was an AWESOME day of riding. About 105 km total with a great mix of trails and nice scenery. We spent a night at Tidal River Ridge where we rented cottages and left on our ATV's right from there. What a great time,...

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  • near Lower Middleton, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    71.12mi
    Elevation +
    1519f
    TrailRank
    37| Rating 3.0
    Photo of Across the province, Middleton to bridgewater Photo of Across the province, Middleton to bridgewater Photo of Across the province, Middleton to bridgewater

    Great little town called new Germany, gas and a few places to eat, ending off at the best western in bridgewater.

    The trail is not open all the way through, there is some on hwy driving once yo get past New Germany (right on hwy 10, a...
    ameade269
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  • Herring Cove & York Redoubt

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    near Halifax, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.55mi
    Elevation +
    410f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Herring Cove & York Redoubt Photo of Herring Cove & York Redoubt Photo of Herring Cove & York Redoubt

    This is a great evening hike... Most of the trail that I followed lies along the rugged coastline so be careful. It is very easy to slip off the rocks and get hurt really badly in this area, or worst, fall into the sea.....

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  • Todds Island

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    Quad
    near Todds Island, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    42.70mi
    Elevation +
    1857f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Todds Island Photo of Todds Island Photo of Todds Island

    A lot of rocky terrain, workout for the guy with no power steering. Have to cross the highway to make the loop. Then a little short run through the town to get back to rails and trails road.

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  • Blueberry Hill Trail

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    near La Prairie, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    5.40mi
    Elevation +
    1296f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Blueberry Hill Trail Photo of Blueberry Hill Trail Photo of Blueberry Hill Trail

    Unmarked trail starting across Resting area. The path most of the time is visible. On top of the hill difficult to see the path but just go to the end of the hill for a nice view. Although it is almost 400m climb there a...

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  • near East Mountain, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    85.40mi
    Elevation +
    4905f
    TrailRank
    34| Rating 5.0

    There is parking for several trucks and trailers at the start and end point. Big Al's Restaurant is in Tatamagouche, and there is a gas station close to it at a Ford dealership. Great mix of trails and dirt roads. We too...

    We are heading over march 18 19 20 .to newglasgow so any info on any trails we can ride on would be great
    Getrdun247
    Great trail. Lots of beautiful scenery. Following the trail with Wikiloc was simple. Hope to be back to this area in the...
    CRFD18
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  • 2017-07-31 Anse Fishing Boucle

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    near Pleasant Bay, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    7.66mi
    Elevation +
    1473f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of 2017-07-31 Anse Fishing Boucle Photo of 2017-07-31 Anse Fishing Boucle Photo of 2017-07-31 Anse Fishing Boucle

    From the Cabot Trail parking, this is 6KM going down to this cove, and then the way coming back. There is back country camping available at the cove, but reservation with Parc Canada is required.

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  • Birchtown to clyde river rd

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    Dual-sport Motorcycle
    near Birchtown, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    12.81mi
    Elevation +
    354f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Birchtown to clyde river rd Photo of Birchtown to clyde river rd Photo of Birchtown to clyde river rd

    Birchtown quarry to Clyde river road, beautiful open logging roads, great for pretty much any all around riding, fun Sunday ride.

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  • Partridge Island - Parrsboro

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    Hiking
    near Riverside Beach, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    1.50mi
    Elevation +
    358f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Partridge Island - Parrsboro Photo of Partridge Island - Parrsboro Photo of Partridge Island - Parrsboro

    A short and relatively easy hike with interesting views. There is good signage explaining what there is to see. The forest here is a mix of birch & balsam fir. On this spring walk, the wildflowers were just starting to b...

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  • Cape Chignecto - Eatonville.

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    Hiking
    near Eatonville, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    10.57mi
    Elevation +
    1076f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Cape Chignecto - Eatonville. Photo of Cape Chignecto - Eatonville. Photo of Cape Chignecto - Eatonville.

    Cape Chignecto hiking trail is approximately 51 kilometres (40 miles) long beginning and ending at the Red Rocks Trail Head. When you venture along the coastal trail at Cape Chignecto be prepared for one of Atlantic Cana...

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  • A day of exploring side roads!

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    Quad
    near North Brookfield, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    86.26mi
    Elevation +
    4154f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of A day of exploring side roads! Photo of A day of exploring side roads! Photo of A day of exploring side roads!

    It was a HOT day on the trails, but so fun! We checked out offshoot trails that 99% of went absolutely nowhere! But there was always a view no matter what!

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  • Upper Tantallon

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    Quad
    near Upper Tantallon, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
    Distance
    81.95mi
    Elevation +
    5325f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Upper Tantallon Photo of Upper Tantallon Photo of Upper Tantallon

    To 101 service road and all the trails off of it some are dead ends others I just turned around because I was by myself

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