Blue Mountain Summit

Halifax North West Trails Association

Record #: NST0036
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020
Last Full Update: 06 Jun 2018


Located In Mainland Halifax
Where To Find Us
Trailhead: Anahid Drive off Kingswood Dr
Areas Served Halifax Regional Municipality


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Description & Services

Trail Surface Logging roads and rugged woodland path with steep grades.
Trail Activities Hiking ; Trail Running ; Walking ; Snowshoeing ; Geocaching ; Bird Watching ; Nature Viewing ; Dog Walking (on leash)
Trail Attributes Out & Back (Linear) Trail ; Wilderness/Backcountry Trail ; No Winter Maintenance (Use Caution) ; Uneven Terrain ; Steep Slopes ; Scenic View ; Good Cellphone Reception
Information This Trail begins on a gated woods road once managed by Barrett Lumber but is now bordered by NS Crown lands and HRM owned land. Some of the woodland portion is within the boundaries of Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area. A short side trail to the right leads to Ash Lake. From the woods road, crossing 2 rough bridges, hikers will be challenged by the steady climb from the North base of Blue Mountain Hill to the summit, crossing what could become the Highway 113 corridor. Can be wet after heavy rains. At the summit you will find a cache of stones and an unlimited view from the highest point in Halifax Regional Municipality. 
For more information about the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area visit

Special Information

Tags NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories ; Trails
Categories - General Hiking Trails