Blomidon Hiking Trails
Hiking and walking trails at Blomidon Provincial Park
Blomidon Provincial Park is renowned for its spectacular views. Blomidon features High cliffs, a variety of habitats, striking natural features, abundant wildlife – and the world’s highest tides wash its shores.
A 13.5 km (8.4 mi.) system of interconnected trails provides access to a variety of habitats and numerous scenic look-offs within the park. Travel times noted do not include time to appreciate nature and view the look-offs.
The natural attractions of Blomidon Provincial Park provide excellent opportunities for camping, hiking, beachcombing, photography or just appreciating nature.
Hikers Please Note
Red trail markings lead North to Indian Springs. Yellow trail markings lead South to lower parking area. Approach cliff only at designated view stations. Do not follow cliff line – it is hazardous due to active erosion.
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1.3 km (0.8 mi.) | Rating: Easy | Time: 25 minutes
Provides information on the hardwood and softwood forests of Nova Scotia
1 km (0.6 mi.) | Rating: Easy | Time: 20 minutes
The trail climbs through sugar maple and yellow birch forest reaches 160 m, offering views of the Minas Basin and Five Islands Provincial Park, 24 km (15 mi.) across the bay. Access the Look-Off Trail by hiking either the Woodland Trail or the Jodrey Trail (upper).
2. km (1.3 mi.) | Rating: Easy | Time: 45 minutes
A pleasant walk through a mixed forest of sugar maple, yellow birch, white spruce and balsam fir. The highest elevation along the trail is 170 m. The trail crosses Ells Brook.
Borden Brook Trail
3.5 km (2.2 mi.) | Rating: Moderate | Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Located about halfway between the day-use area and the park office. The trail climbs to a height of 185 m crossing Borden Brook, with a short walk to a waterfall. A bridge and various sets of steps were built along this trail by the Girl Guides in 1996.
5.4 km (3.4 mi.) | Rating: Moderate to Difficult | Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
The trail skirts 183 m (600 ft.) sea cliffs with numerous viewing stations overlooking the Minas Basin. The trail gradually climbs to 190 m, winding through a sugar maple, yellow birch and beech forest and near a small fen, which seasonally, is the only known location of fairy shrimp (Eubranchipus intricatus) east of Manitoba. At Indian Springs Brook, a cairn commemorates the gift of 162 ha (400 acres) to the park by the late Roy Jodrey.
Wildlife in Blomidon Provincial Park
The most common animals found along the trails are deer, snowshoe hare, porcupines, squirrels, partridge, fox, raccoons and skunks. Various species of birds occupy the park according to season