Best Mountain Biking in Nova Scotia

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

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#1. Lawrencetown Beach


Lawrencetown Beach is located on NS Highway 207, approximately 10 miles east of Dartmouth. From the glorious views stretching across the Atlantic Ocean at Lawrencetown Beach, this ride turns inland an…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada"
Dartmouth, NS - Mountain Biking - 20 miles Best Trail in ns - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. The Gorge


The Gorge lurks in the town of Kentville in the Annapolis Valley, less than two hours north of Halifax. The ride is actually on variation of the novice race circuit at The Gorge. The trails for this…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada"
Kentville, NS - Mountain Biking - 2.5 miles Best Trail in ns - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Wrandees


The ride is southwest of downtown Halifax, just a short distance from the Armdale Rotary. Wrandees' trails are sandwiched in between St. Margaret's Bay Road and Long Lake. "Wrandees" is a network of…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada"
Halifax, NS - Mountain Biking - 6 miles Best Trail in ns - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. Shad Bay


The trail is southwest of Halifax, toward Pegg's Cove. The ride along the Shad Bay trail is a short, 6-mile out-and-back on a rolling, rocky old road. It has all the components of a traditional mounta…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada"
Halifax, NS - Mountain Biking - 6 miles Best Trail in ns - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#5. Green Bay to Broad Cove


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 An old cart track follows the coastline for its entire length, although it is no longer maintained by the Department of…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Italy Cross, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 7.5 miles Best Trail in ns - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Grand-Pre Dikes


The ride is located approximately one hour north of Halifax on the Evangeline Trail, in the Annapolis Valley. For much of this 10-mile ride, you will be riding along the top of the Grand-Pre Dikes, wh…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada"
Wolfeville, NS - Mountain Biking - 10 miles Best Trail in ns - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#7. Lakes Loop


The trail is located west of Halifax, near St. Margaret's Bay. The Lakes Loop is a long ride that passes through a variety of terrain, including densely wooded forests and lake areas, clear-cuts, and…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada"
Halifax, NS - Mountain Biking - 15 miles
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#8. Mushpauk Lake


This ride begins in Quinine, a small community 15.5 miles east of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Mushpauk Lake can be reached by biking along the remains of an old coach road that once ran between Quinan and…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada"
Yarmouth, NS - Mountain Biking - 6 miles
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#9. Annapolis Valley Time Trial Loop


This ride is located in Kentville, in the Annapolis Valley region of Nova Scotia. Featured every year at the Annapolis Valley Mountain Bike Festival, the Time Trial Loop is a fast-paced, 9-mile combin…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada"
Kentville, NS - Mountain Biking - 9 miles
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#10. Cape Chignecto


Cape Chignecto forms the westernmost point of Cumberland County and is located approximately 50 miles southwest of Amherst. Impressed by the scenery along the park's coastline, we were easily persuade…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada"
Advocate Harbor, NS - Mountain Biking - 9 miles
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#11. Centennial Trail


Shortly before the provincial government acquired the abandoned rail line running between Halifax and Liverpool, the town of Bridgewater purchased the section inside its municipal boundaries. Passing…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Bridgewater, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking - 10 miles
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#12. Black Rock


The trailhead is approximately 12 miles west of Kentville. This ride begins near the lighthouse at Black Rock Beach on the Bay of Fundy. Beginning your ride from this scenic site may tempt you to adva…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada"
Kentville, NS - Mountain Biking - 18 miles
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#13. Delaps Cove


Situated on the other side of North Mountain from the county seat at Annapolis Royal, exposed to the harsher weather of the Bay of Fundy, and located on infertile basalt rock, Delaps Cove was typical…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Annapolis Royal, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking - 6 miles
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#14. Fire Tower Trail


The trail is locate in Kejimkujik National Park, which is situated between the South Shore and the Annapolis Valley. The Fire Tower Road in Kejimkujik National Park is one of the longest trails open…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada"
Maitland Bridge, NS - Mountain Biking - 11 miles
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#15. McNabs Island


Few North American cities are blessed with an island wilderness in sight of their business and financial centre. The site of a French fishing station more than a hundred years before the founding of N…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Halifax, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking - 4.5 miles
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#16. River Denys Mountain


River Denys Mountain is in Glendale, approximately 15.5 miles northeast of the Canso Causeway, on Highway 105. The ride up River Denys Mountain is a pleasant and rewarding one, offering access to an o…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada"
Glendale, NS - Mountain Biking - 12 miles
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#17. Wentworth


Wentworth is located 30 miles northwest of Truro, Nova Scotia. This 11-mile loop begins from the yard of the youth hostel perched on the lower part of the hill at Wentworth Station. Behind the hostel…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada"
Wentworth , NS - Mountain Biking - 11 miles
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#18. Cape Mabou


This trail is in the vicinity of Mabou, on the west side of Cape Breton Island in Inverness County. The ride at Cape Mabou is situated in the heart of Scottish country, off the Ceilidh Trail on Cape B…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada"
Mabou, NS - Mountain Biking - 19 miles
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#19. Nictaux Falls


In 1889, the Nova Scotia Central Railway offered service between Bridgewater and Middleton, which continued until the line was abandoned by Canadian National in 1984. Since that time, snowmobilers and…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Middleton, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 12.5 miles
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#20. Delap's Cove


The trail is located outside Annapolis Royal, 18 miles west of Digby on the Bay of Fundy. This ride is a 5.25-mile combination that begins along the Shore Road Trail, following it all the way out to t…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada"
Digby, NS - Mountain Biking - 5.25 miles
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