Gaspereau River

White Rock, Nova Scotia B4N 3K1

Gaspereau River

Gaspereau River Professional Review and Guide

"Although it’s been more than 100 years since it has been used as a road, the Gaspereau River Trail follows an old cart track up a narrow river gorge in the Gaspereau Valley, in Kings County. The Gaspereau Valley runs roughly parallel to the Annapolis Valley but is part of the South Mountain Slope Unit of the Atlantic Interior Terrestrial Theme Region.

This is a pleasant hike up a small stream in a fairly narrow valley. I have provided details up to the point where the path crosses the river, although it continues many kilometres upstream. As it becomes increasingly less distinct, and, because there is no bridge and the river must be forded most of the year, I have ended the hike here."

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"This route is an informal track used by fishers that follows a river up a narrow, steep-sided canyon. I loved it, and even though there are farms at the top of the slopes on both sides of the river, I found this always felt much more isolated than it actually is."

Gaspereau River Reviews

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I headed for this trail about three o'clock on a warm, humid afternoon in the Annapolis Valley. The trail was easy to find and there was plenty of room in the parking lot. The entire route of the trail was shaded by the trees and although I sweated a lot I never felt hot like I did in the Valley. The sound of the traffic on the road was soon left behind and I was left to enjoy the sounds of the river and birds. I saw three Bald Eagles on the way in and not another human throughout the entire hike. At the turn-around there is a pleasant spot to sit and take a break before returning. The trail runs along the river or nearby through the entire hike. The only reason I gave it a four was because of a couple of bags of garbage dumped at the trail entrance (luckily I did not see them until the end, so my hike was not spoiled). This is a great hike that was not difficult and that I think would be suitable for families.

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Trail Information

White Rock
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 to 3 hours
Best spring through fall
Wolfville 21 H/1
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