Find a Trail

There are wonderful trails and places for hiking, walking and snowshoeing all over Nova Scotia. Find maps, descriptions and directions to trails in the following websites and books below. Hike NS does not recommend hiking on private land without landowner permission.

Trails Nova Scotia (online database with many trails in NS - but not all)
Nova Scotia Trails Federation
Trails page on
The Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail)
Hike Canada - National Hiking Trail
International Appalachian Trail in Nova Scotia
Cobequid Eco Trails Society
Cape to Cape Trail
Trails in Colchester County
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Cape Breton Hiking Trails and Parks (dedicated to the many hiking trails of Cape Breton)
Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Halifax North West Trails Association
Halifax Trails
Trails in HRM
Shubenacadie Canal Commission trails
Municipality of Shelburne Trails
Nova Trails
Nova Scotia Hiking
Windhorse Farm Trails (New Germany)
Waterfalls of Nova Scotia

Accessible Trails:
  NS Parks - wheelchair accessible trails - wheelchair accessible trails

Dog Friendly Trails:

Find these books on Nova Scotia's hiking trails at local book stores, libraries or online:

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