Best Hiking in Nova Scotia

This list represents the most popular hiking in Nova Scotia. Use this list to plan your next Nova Scotia hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Taylor Head Provincial Park View Trail Details

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    Tangier, NS

    • Hiking 
    •  1 hour
    •  1.25 miles
    •  Guide

    Situated on the rugged eastern shore, Taylor Head is a narrow granite finger jutting more than 6.5 km (4 mi) into the Atlantic Ocean. With more ...

  • #2 Shubie Park – Canal View Trail Details

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    Dartmouth, NS

    • Hiking 
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Situated on the banks of the Shubenacadie Canal route, connecting Lake Charles and Lake Micmac, Shubie Park is a popular recreational retreat ...

  • #3 Long Lake Provincial Park View Trail Details

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    Halifax, NS

    • Hiking 
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Well known to local residents and dog walkers, Long Lake Provincial Park, bounded on three sides by major paved roads, can be reached by car ...

  • #4 Mabou to Inverness View Trail Details

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    Mabou, NS

    •  2 days
    •  33 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of the most attractive inland sections of abandoned rail line in Nova Scotia. The view of the Mabou Highlands from the Mabou River ...

  • #5 Gibraltar Rock Loop View Trail Details

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    Musquodoboit Harbour, NS

    • Hiking 
    •  2 hours
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Do not be deceived by the short distance of this walk; it is a killer! (Maybe not literally, but those with known heart issues might want to ...

  • #6 Hemlock Ravine Park View Trail Details

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    Halifax, NS

    • Hiking 
    •  1 hour
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Hemlock Ravine is considered by many to be one of the finest parks in the city. Located near the former northern boundary of Halifax, these 81 ...

  • #7 Gaspereau River View Trail Details

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    White Rock, NS

    • Hiking 
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  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 ...

  • #8 BLT Trail View Trail Details

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    Halifax, NS

    •  5 to 6 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    New trails are springing up all over the province, the majority being developed by community volunteer associations. Perhaps nowhere did that ...

  • #9 Blomidon Provincial Park View Trail Details

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    Canning, NS

    • Hiking 
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Blomidon Provincial Park is positioned on the top of a massive183 m (600 ft) cliff overlooking the Minas Basin and dominating the entire skyline. ...

  • #10 Cape Chignecto Provincial Park View Trail Details

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    Advocate Harbour, NS

    •  3 days
    •  32.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Cape Chignecto Provincial Park is a 4200 ha (10,378 acres) natural environment park located on a dramatic coastal peninsula next to the Bay of ...

  • #11 Fairmont Ridge View Trail Details

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    Antigonish, NS

    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Fairmont Ridge Hiking Trail System, constructed by the Antigonish Hiking and Biking Trails Association, will appeal to both experienced hikers ...

  • #12 Taylor Head Provincial Park View Trail Details

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    Sheet Harbour, NS

    • Hiking 
    •  6 to 7 hours
    •  11.25 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a wonderful spot to hike for several reasons. With more than 18 km (11.25 mi) of walking possible, avid trekkers should be able to enjoy ...

  • #13 Charles L. MacDonald Sportspark View Trail Details

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    Fall River, NS

    • Hiking 
    •  2 hours
    •  3.75 miles
    •  Guide

    The Charles L. MacDonald Sports Park is a wonderful network of wide, well-maintained trails near Waverley, situated in a narrow strip of wooded ...

  • #14 Green Bay to Broad Cove View Trail Details

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    Italy Cross, NS

    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    If you like ocean, waves, sandy beaches, and seabirds, you will love this walk. An old cart track follows the coastline for its entire length, ...

  • #15 Cole Harbour Heritage Park View Trail Details

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    Cole Harbour, NS

    • Hiking 
    •  2-3 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Once the site of the Poor’s Farm for the “harmless insane,” this 160 ha (400 ac) property, dotted with gentle hills and bordering on the Cole ...

  • #16 Lewis Mountain View Trail Details

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    Whycocomagh, NS

    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Climbing from near Whycocomagh Bay to the heights of the Cape Breton Highlands Plateau, more than 700 m (2300 ft) above, the Lewis Mountain Road ...

  • #17 Point Pleasant Park View Trail Details

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    Musquodoboit Harbour, NS

    • Hiking 
    •  1 hour
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The best-known outdoor recreation site in Halifax, Point Pleasant Park is always full of runners, people walking their dogs, and casual strollers ...

  • #18 Dartmouth Multi-use Trail View Trail Details

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    Musquodoboit Harbour, NS

    • Hiking 
    •  2 hours
    •  3.75 miles
    •  Guide

    Although connected, I have broken this trail into two routes so that each may remain less than 10 km (6.25 mi) in length. This attractive pathway, ...

  • #19 Salmon River View Trail Details

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    Dartmouth, NS

    • Hiking 
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail was created not by recreational hikers, but by hunters and fishers following the waters to the interior in search of game. Listed ...

  • #20 Salt Marsh Trail View Trail Details

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    Cole Harbour, NS

    • Hiking 
    •  2 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Salt Marsh Trail is one of the most popular and beautiful coastal walks available in Nova Scotia. Considering the abundant natural beauty ...