Gull Cove Trail

Trail Info
Maps / Tracks
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Trail Info

Length: 10.5 km
Duration: 2-3h
Difficulty: 3.5
Cell Phone Service: No

Bio

This 10.5 km out-and-back trail was once a cart path leaving from the village of Gabarus heading to the original settlement of Gull Cove. The Gull Cove Trail is relatively flat for the first few kilometers, then hugs the coast, winding through windswept woods, cobbled beaches, and coastal barrens. It continues on past the abandoned settlement (keep an eye out for the abandoned foundations), rising to a spectacular drumlin bluff at Cape Gabarus. From Cape Gabarus is a panoramic ocean view that includes Green Island, Guyan Island, and the Fortress of Louisbourg National Park.

The trail is maintained to the top of the bluff but it is possible to continue on from there around the head of Gabarus, creating a small loop that will add some extra distance to your hike (12.3 km). If you go around clockwise, Bear Cove is a great place for lunch. This loop can be a little hard to follow at times but is easily passable as of May 2018.

From Bear Cove, you can continue on to Winging Point if you really want a challenge or take the trail back towards Cape Gabarus.

Possible wildlife: shorebirds, seals, fox, coyote, rabbits

Maps / Tracks
Gull Cove Trail Map
Gull Cove Trail Map

 

Track of the Gull Cove Trail.

 

Gull Cove Trail Track
Gull Cove Trail
References

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