Cabin Lake Trail

Halifax North West Trails Association

Record #: NST0037
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020
Last Full Update: 30 Apr 2019


Located In Mainland Halifax
Where To Find Us
42 Starboard Dr
Halifax, NS
Other Site Locations Trailhead: 
Transom Dr
Areas Served Halifax Regional Municipality


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Description & Services

Trail Surface This 2.5-km crusher dust trail has some steep slopes.
Trail Activities Hiking ; Trail Running ; Walking ; Snowshoeing ; Geocaching ; Bird Watching ; Nature Viewing ; Dog Walking (on leash)
Trail Attributes Point to Point Trail ; Suburban Trail ; No Winter Maintenance (Use Caution) ; Scenic View ; Interpretive Signage ; Reliable Cellphone Reception
Facilities At Start/End/Along Trail Benches ; Parking Available
Facilities Near Trail Public Transportation
Information This family-friendly woodland trail behind the residential area in Royale Hemlocks features a small lake near Hemlock Ravine Park (no Park access from here). 
This trail travels up the southern ridge of the new Royale Hemlocks subdivision. It is located behind single family homes to the North with the trees and shrubs on the south side of the trail. There are neighborhood access walkways to and from the residential areas off the main trail. Although there are no connecting trails, this green area is part of Hemlock Ravine Park. It is representative of the habitat in the nearby wooded area and what used to be here prior to development. 
Depending on what season you are visiting the trail, you may enjoy the bounty of nature - wild flowers in spring, and raspberries, blueberries or blackberries in summer. Bird song is everywhere and the butterflies and dragonflies are enjoying this special place. The trail grade is steep in places but a couple of benches will provide a rest stop. The small lake at the top of the trail is named Cabin Lake, the old log cabin the lake is named for is no longer standing. An interpretive panel describes the local cultural and natural history. An additional loop walk is accessed from Crozier Court.

Special Information

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