Best Nova Scotia Hiking Trails

Nova Scotia has 13 hikes.

Located in Canada, the hiking in Nova Scotia offers over ten good trail hike destinations. The best Nova Scotia hiking based on popularity are considered to be McNabs Island, Cape Breton Island, Guysborough Nature Trail, Pringle Mountain Trail, and St Anns Bay Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Nova Scotia hiking trail below.


McNabs Island

Located at the mouth of Halifax Harbor, the wilderness McNabs Island has over 12km of old wagon roads worth hiking. There is regular ferry service is available.  MORE INFO

Guysborough Nature Trail

In Guysborough County, the 44km Guysborough Nature Trail is open to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. The Old Guysborough Railroad was to be devloped through a corridor of publicly owned land extending from Guysborough to Pictou County near Sunnybrae.  MORE INFO

Bissett Road Trail

In Halifax County, the 5.3km Bissett Road Trail is open to a variety of sports including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding and cross country skiing. The route follows an old railroad grade. There are short railway bridges at 2.5 and 4.5 km, along with patches of wild roses, add to the excitement of the trail.  MORE INFO

Lookoff Trail

In Guysborough County, the 7km Lookoff Trail is open to hiking, mountain biking, ATV riding, horseback riding and nordic skiing. The Lookoff Trail is a 7 km route along a deteriorated single lane gravel road. As you climb to the top, the trail is bordered by alder and lure bushes. The trail transverses a bog, pine and spruce stands and eventually ends in the barrens. At the top, you will find a view of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding area. There is good opportunity for rock hounding and photography.  MORE INFO

St Anns Bay Trail

In Victoria County, the 8.5km St Anns Bay Trail climbs steadily to offer a spectacular view of St. Anns. Surrounded by ash, birch, beach, maple, pine and spruce trees, you will have the opportunity to watch a brook run down between two mountains into the ocean.  MORE INFO

Bull Hill Road Trail

In Guysborough County, the 10km Bull Hill Road Trail is open to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding and cross-country skiing. This scenic trail provides a view of New Harbour.  MORE INFO

Battery Park - St. Peters Trail

Near St. Peters in Richmond County, the Battery Park - St. Peters Abandoned Railway Trail is a 4km route shared by hikers, mountain bikers, ATV riders and nordic skiers. The route runs between between River Tillard and St. Peters Canal.  MORE INFO