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Gaff Point Trail

Intermediate
 4.7 (3)

A beautiful trail of rugged coastline, cliffs, and forest along with wildlife off Hirtle's Beach.


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Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Point to Point

65' 20 m

High

2' 0 m

Low

123' 38 m

Up

79' 24 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Description

A beautiful trail of rugged coastline, cliffs, and forest. There is the possibility of seeing wildlife on land such as wild rabbits, as well as sea life such as seals and sea birds.

This trail gives you views of the LaHave Islands, along with West Ironbound Island. It can be difficult hiking to get to the trailhead at high tide because you have to hike on top of rocks for about a kilometer and a half. At low tide you can hike on the sand beach. Hirtle's Beach is popular among swimmer, and surfers alike.

Flora & Fauna

Rabbits, seals, seabirds.

Shared By:

Elaina Varner

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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Inukshuk at sunset close to the William F. Schwartz Memorial Point along the Gaff Point Trail.
Apr 23, 2016 near Lunenburg, NS
Trail at sunset.
Apr 23, 2016 near Lunenburg, NS

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May 31, 2017
Joe Gasper
Apr 22, 2016
Elaina Varner
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