Admirals Cove

Halifax County, Trails

Admiral’s Cove is a scenic hike to the top of a ridge overlooking the Halifax Harbour. Hike through the woods for about 30 minutes with look-offs along the way! Arrive at the summit (often called Eagle Rock) and enjoy the spectacular view of the Bedford Basin before climbing back down!


GPS Coordinates for parking: N44o43.059′ W63o39.340′
GPS Coordinates for eagle rock: N44o43.233′ W63o39.104′

From Dartmouth, follow Hwy 7 north along the Bedford Basin toward Bedford. (be sure to veer left to avoid the Lower Sackville exit).
Shortly after this fork in the road turn left on Eaglewood Dr.
Turn left on Admiral Cove Rd. and follow to the end.
Turn left on Shore Dr. and follow until you do a sharp bend around a small cove. Take note: this is where you may exit your hike. Continue up the hill on Shore Dr. until you see the Admiral’s Cove Park sign on the left side of the road.
Park on the side of the road.

Enter the trail near the park sign. There is no signage for which trails to take. Follow the trail that leads upwards and to the left. Once you get to the top of the ridge and travel it for a short while, note a few small trails leading off to your right. These may take you to various look-off points over the Halifax Harbour. Be careful of the steep drop offs. Continue following the main trail to the highest point at Eagle Rock.

You can either return the way you came or continue following the trail from Eagle Rock and it will take you down past the steep drop off. When you reach the bottom of a steep rock slope, head to your right through the woods to bring you out at the road right at the small cove. Be sensitive to not go on other people’s property. Simply walk up the road to your vehicle.


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