Bull Hill Trail
|Record #: GUY0038||Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019||Last Full Update: 03 Oct 2017|
|Located In||New Harbour|
|Where To Find Us|
|Areas Served||Guysborough County|
|Contact||Municipality of the District of Guysborough|
|Description & Services|
|Information||This 10 km trail offers challenging hiking and mountain biking with a view of New Harbour. From the trailhead at the bottom, you can see the end. The defined dirt road in the distance against Bull Hill is almost eerie placed between the miles of Barren land and scattered granite boulders. Along the winding trail are rows of alder and lure bushes with the occasional spruce, fir, pine, and maple tree.
At the approximate halfway point, you will be rewarded with views from the summit of the hike. Take a moment here to enjoy the spectacular view of New Harbour, Tor Bay, Port Felix, the Atlantic Ocean, and surrounding lakes, such as First Lake, Second Lake and Bears Little Lake. Granite boulders scatter the area, cuddled by miles of berry bushes.
Continuing along this path, the trail narrows amidst the encroaching brush, as it follows a sharp descent (which will be a challenging climb on your return). Enjoy the hike through boggy fields which lead you to Bears Big Lake, where you may take this opportunity to climb upon a large rock, relax and take in the lovely panoramic view prior to making the return trek out.
Take water, wear bright clothing during hunting season, and bug repellent is recommended during the summer. Long pants and sleeves should also be worn as alder and lure bushes crowd the trail.
Use: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Length: 10 km
Time: 4 hours
Length: Out and back
Type: Gravel and natural path, steep incline
Difficulty: Not yet rated
Availability: Open 24/7, year round
|Accessibility||Not Wheelchair Accessible|
|Tags||All Things Trails ; Bicycle ; Highland Connect ; NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories ; Trails|
|Categories - General||Bicycle Paths/Trails ; Hiking Trails ; Maps|