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High Head Hiking Trail

Hages Lane, Prospect, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Beautiful natural area so please respect it and the ditches that lead to it by not throwing your garbage.

This is a beautiful natural area with many animals that move from the nature trail throughout the... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Lovethewoods99
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Halifax, Canada
just before a storm!

A friend and I hiked this trail just before a storm. It was windy, blustery and with high waves... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Nancy2005
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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One of the best places to take in Nova Scotia's rugged coastal beauty. An amazing place to watch the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean (leave time to get back before dark). A short drive from Halifax, in one of the most scenic areas of the province.
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25 Apr 2018
“Beautiful natural area so please respect it and the ditches that lead to it by not throwing your garbage.”
12 Nov 2017
“just before a storm!”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Hages Lane, Prospect, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

This is a beautiful natural area with many animals that move from the nature trail throughout the ditches and roads that lead up to it. Please use the garbage bin at the entry to the trail. While throwing garbage from your car into our ditches...More

Thank Lovethewoods99
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

A friend and I hiked this trail just before a storm. It was windy, blustery and with high waves. We walked safely on and away from the rocks and had a glorious afternoon. I hike the Maine coast a lot. While High Head is somewhat...More

Thank Nancy2005
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

High Head is a wonderful hiking trail not far from the city. It offers breathtaking views. There are spots to sit and reflect and enjoy nature. Great to do with family and or friends. Offer some of the most beautiful natural backdrops for amazing photos....More

Thank AngelaMcC1234
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This was a fine walk on a sunny fall day, right along the granite lined shore. Shorebirds congregated on offshore rock islands, surf exploded in brilliant white, fish boats passed by, and many hikers. This was far more attractive than Peggys Cove as far as...More

Thank dickanddoug
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

What an awesome hike! Read about this place in our guide book and it turns out to be one of the highlights of our trip. Be prepared to stay for a while. We ended up staying for 4 hours and never finished the hike. It...More

Thank xuehui
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

this land is private protected land and there is to much trash and dog remains. people pull up plants and don't stay on the path.people ride bikes and spray paint the rocks.please go to your own back yard and pull up your plants, spray paint...More

Thank Sam R
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Based on a recommendation, we decided to try the High Head Trail in Prospect NS. We are so glad we did! This is a great coastal trail. It has awesome oceans views, The hike is about 2 hrs one way and follows the coast the...More

3  Thank mongogerry
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Fall is one of my fav times to do this hike as the low cranberry bushes are all ripe so the hills look red. There are 2 "ends" where you can start this trail. I like to start in Shad Bay and walk to end...More

1  Thank Kate M
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

as good a hike as anywhere in the world. really shows the beauty of Nova Scotia. ends in an utterly charming village called "Prospect" This is not a commercial hike - there are no facilities, tale a picnic lunch.

Thank inhalifax
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This is a really great trail, with a variety of different types of terrain. The trail isn't always clear, but it follows the coastline so drifting off isn't an issue.

Thank Victoria B
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