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Coastal Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (3)

This trail is a real gem -beautiful coastal and clifftop wilderness trail that crosses many streams.


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Map Key

13.6

Miles

21.8

KM

91%

Runnable

497' 151 m

High

20' 6 m

Low

1,799' 548 m

Up

1,864' 568 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

47%

Max Grade (25°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Description

Follow the red metal blazes, and you'll be on your way. In most cases, there will be a fork to the right (if running counterclockwise) labeled as a lookout point. These are short and encouraged as they really give a sense of the isolation and great views of the coastline from the cliffs.

This is the most remote section of the loop, so plan accordingly and bring wilderness survival gear in case things get ugly. There are plenty of creek crossings to get water, but be sure to treat it with Aqua-tabs or filters. Steri-Pens work great too. Some friends of mine drink it straight, but I don't want to risk beaver fever.

Flora & Fauna

The trail meanders through a moist and mossy boreal forest.

Contacts

Shared By:

Bryan Gagner

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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Photos

One of the many open sections looking out over the bay.  Cape Chignecto is in the distance.
Oct 14, 2015 near Advocat…, NS
A stitched panoramic of Little Bald Rock that appeared in the July, Trail Runner Magazine #105 for the Favorite Trail feature.
Oct 14, 2015 near Advocat…, NS
Late June Bunch berries in bloom.
Oct 14, 2015 near Advocat…, NS
Seals out on a rock near Seal Cove / Keyhole
Jun 25, 2018 near Advocat…, NS

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