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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 12 November 2017
Nancy2005
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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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!”
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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.
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

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Lovethewoods99
Reviewed 12 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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Nancy2005
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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank AngelaMcC1234
Reviewed 17 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank dickanddoug
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank xuehui
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Sam R
Reviewed 19 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

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank mongogerry
Reviewed 22 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

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank Kate M
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank inhalifax
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.

Date of experience: May 2016
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tonyaloughlin15
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Response from Kate M | Reviewed this property |
Takes a leisurely 2 hours one way. If you have 2 cars you can leave one at one end or the other. Or you can walk the road to make it a round trip or return the way you came and the views will look very different anyway
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