“Hit the trail” is a term meaning fun for many people within Nova Scotia. The NSTrails app allows you to quickly find a hiking trail from across the province or from your location. The trails featured were built by community groups, city, provincial or national parks. All trails have been hiked recently and the app displays the actual GPS track data to guide you along. On selected trails, you can view a short video review of the trail (data connectivity required).

Submit Your GPX

With over 100 trails are featured within the app! Trails are added every few months as we continue to explore new trails and add them to the app. However we can’t do this alone. If you have a trail you would like to submit for inclusion into the app, simply send the GPX track file along with a paragraph description of the trail and email it here.

 

iTunes App Store Link


Known Issues

If you are not in Nova Scotia, do not enable location services. There is a bug where users from greater distances are getting an app crash. By not enabling location services, the trail list will appear by A-Z instead by Nearest to your location.

 

 

 

 

Try These Popular Hiking Trails in Nova Scotia

(included in the NS Trails app – )

  • Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary
  • Acadian Trail – Cape Breton Highlands
  • Cole Harbour Heritage Park Trails
  • Cape d’Or Lighthouse
  • Antigonish Landing Trail
  • Bedford-Sackville Connector Greenway – Fort Sackville Walkway
  • Economy Falls Trail
  • The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail
  • Aspotogan Trail
  • BLT Trail
  • Louisbourg Lighthouse Trail
  • Barrington Bay Trail
  • Chester Connection Trail
  • Ovens Natural Park
  • Cape George Hiking Trail
  • Wallace Bay National Wildlife Area Trail
  • Partridge Island Lookoff and Hiking Trail
  • Trans Canada Trail: Musquodoboit Trailway
  • Fairmont Ridge Hiking Trail
  • Belchers Marsh Park Trails
  • Trans Canada Trail: Salt Marsh and Shearwater Flyer Trails
  • Annapolis Valley Trail System
  • Crowbar Lake Hiking Trails
  • East Bay Hills Trail
  • Shubie Canal Greenway Corridor
  • Benjie’s Lake Trail – Cape Breton Highlands
  • Cobequid Trail Halifax Regional Municipality Trails
  • Delap’s Cove Wilderness Trail
  • Kenomee Canyon Trail
  • Black Loyalist Heritage Trail
  • Liverpool Harbour Loop – Trestle Trail
  • Ward’s Falls Hiking Trail
  • Trans Canada Trail: Dartmouth Multi-use Trail
  • Bog Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Branch Pond Look-off Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Chapel Gully Trail
  • Devil’s Bend Trail
  • Point Pleasant Park
  • Coastal Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Earltown Lakes and Portage Trail (Cape to Cape Trail)
  • St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails
  • Broad Cove Mountain Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Kentville Trail System
  • Skyline Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Port Bickerton Lighthouse Beach Park Trail
  • Mickey Hill Provincial Park
  • Fishing Cove Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Old Annapolis Road Hiking Trail
  • Trans Canada Trail: Ceilidh Coastal Trail
  • Trans Canada Trail: Inverness County Trail
  • Barrenland Trail
  • Liscomb River Trail System
  • Victoria Park
  • Trans Canada Trail: Guysborough Nature Trail
  • Cobequid Escarpment Trail
  • Uniacke Estate Museum Park
  • Corney Brook Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Jordan River Trail
  • Le Buttereau Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Green Cove Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Trans Canada Trail: Judique Flyer Trail
  • Trans Canada Trail: Atlantic View Trail
  • Mainland North Linear Trail
  • Trans Canada Trail: Jitney Walking Trail
  • Jack Pine Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Hemlock Ravine Park
  • Lone Shieling Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Clyburn Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Lockeport Walking Trail
  • Trans Canada Trail: Bay to Bay Trail
  • Hennigar’s Farm Park and Trail
  • Trans Canada Trail: Pictou to Oxford
  • Franey Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Old Coach Trail
  • Trans Canada Trail: Adventure Trail
  • Kearney Lake Trail
  • Pine Grove
  • Rogart Mountain Trail
  • Haliburton House Museum
  • Wedgeport Point Nature Trails
  • Fox Point Lookoff & Walking Trail
  • Miller Point Peace Park
  • Port L’Hébert Pocket Wilderness
  • Glasgow Lakes Look-off Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • MacIntosh Brook Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Pomquet Acadian Trail
  • Jigging Cove Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Trans Canada Trail: South Shore/Annapolis Valley Trails
  • Freshwater Lake Look-off Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Red Rocks Trail – Cape Chignecto Provincial Park
  • Woods Harbour Trail
  • Old Mill Trail
  • Sherose Island Nature Trail
  • Salmon Pools Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Trans Canada Trail: Dynamite Trail
  • Two Rivers Wildlife Park
  • Warren Lake Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Thomas’ Cove Coastal Reserve
  • Tom Tigney & Foot Bridge Walking Trails
  • Middle Head Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Le Chemin du Buttereau Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

About The Developer

The iOS app was built from the ground by up LOFTYSOFT, a one person operation. We’re very happy to have their time partially donated towards the continued development of the app. The app will be available at the iTunes store as a paid app. Proceeds will help offset the time & cost of past & future development by LOFTYSOFT & Avoiding Chores dot COM.

Recently Added Trails

June 4 2014

ADDED 1 trail

  • Trestle Trail – Harbour Loop

June 3 2014

ADDED 4 trails

  • Belchers Marsh trail
  • Halifax Urban Greenway
  • DeWolfe Park Boardwalk
  • Cape George Trails

May 5 2014

ADDED 2 trails

  • West Dover Provincial Park – a.k.a. Land of Confusion
  • Burnside Trails – a.k.a. Spectacle Lake Trail

Novemer 4 2013

ADDED 3 trails 

  • Black marsh Trail
  • Kearney Lake Trails
  • Avondale Peninsula Westbrook Trail

October 17 2013

ADDED 4 trails 

  • Abraham Lake Trail
  • Belleisle Marsh Nature Reserve
  • Cabin Lake Trail
  • Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail

August 30 2013

ADDED 14 trails 

  • Shubie Canal

  • Yarmouth Rails to trails section (Yarmouth to Hebron)

  • North Granite Trail

  • Lawrencetown beach

  • Chebogue meadows

  • Polly Cove

  • McDonald Sports Park

  • Kejimkujik Nationa Park – Hemlock & Hardwoods, Flowing Waters, Rogers Brook,

  • Gaff Point

  • Blomidon Provincial Park

  • Bell Park

  • Bedford Old Coach Road

April 10 2013

The latest version of the app includes a number of tweaks, continuing on the idea of providing a simple way to find & get to all of the wonderful hiking areas in the region.

  • New trail description page which includes map of trail & driving directions

  • Video overview of trail (on selected trails)

  • A number of tweaks on the trail map page

About Jim Cyr

Exploring Nova Scotia with a constellation of satellites to guide me along the way. Producing hiking, outdoors, local drink & food videos, you can find Jim's contributions on novascotiablogs.com and a few other places. Jim carries a Delorme inReach for all of his outdoor adventures.