Gully Lake Trail System
May 12, 2023 - Hurricane Fiona update
Cleanup of hiking trails in the Gully Lake Trail System is ongoing. There was extensive damage from Hurricane Fiona in September 2022, and some hiking trails remain closed. See details in this listing.
|Where To Find Us||
Various trailheads (see below), including
1734 Kemptown Rd
|Areas Served||Nova Scotia|
Description & Services
|Information||April 6, 2023 - Cleanup of hiking trails in the Gully Lake Trail System is ongoing. There was extensive damage from Hurricane Fiona in September 2022, and some hiking trails remain closed.
1) Rogart Mountain Trail
2) Earltown Lake and Portage Trail
3) From the trailhead at 1734 Kemptown Road, you can now travel on Yellow Birch Trail, turn right on Portage Trail, turn right on Sandy Cope Trail, turn right on WK MacDonald Trail and travel to Meguma Falls. (Trail is impassable on east side of the falls.)
4) Sandy Cope Trail (from the south) is open as far as Donald's Falls.
1) Gully Lake Trail
2) Juniper Head Trail
3) part of Sandy Cope Trail.
Closed trails have flagging tape and closed signs at the entry point. Please do not remove as the trails have not been cleared and are unsafe. Please respect trail closure notices and signage.
The Gully Lake Trail System is a 34 km wilderness hiking trail system, developed and managed by Cobequid Eco-Trails Society. The network of trails is located in the Cobequid Mountains near Earltown and Kemptown, and consists of three independent loops ranging from 6 km to 10 km, in addition to linear connector trails.
Highlights of the trail system include Gully Lake Wilderness Area, Caribou Lake Brook, Taylor Lake, Earltown Lake and Rogart Mountain. The trails also pass by or are near numerous waterfalls and ecologically sensitive marshes.
Hikers are advised to read and consider the Cobequid Eco-Trails Society's Trail Users' Checklist
Trails in the Gully Lake Hiking Trail System:
Gully Lake Trail, Willard Kitchener MacDonald Trail and Sandy Cope Lake Trail via Yellow Birch Trail: 1734 Kemptown Road, Kemptown
Juniper Head Trail and another (east) entrance to Gully Lake Trail: 737 Glen Road, Dalhousie, Pictou County
Earltown Lake and Portage Trail: 5300 on Highway 311, Earltown
Rogart Mountain Trail: 225 Alex MacDonald Road (beside Sugar Moon Farm), Earltown