close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes is a high-profile near-urban wilderness area on the edge of Halifax. An addition in 2015 expands the area from 1,316 to 1,767 hectares, or about the size of Halifax Peninsula.

      This wilderness area protects an important, intact, forested habitat patch in the midst of a fragmented suburban landscape. It includes forests, barrens and interconnected lakes and wetlands. It protects valued wildlife habitat and a range of exceptional wilderness recreation opportunities, all within minutes of Atlantic Canada’s largest urban centre.
      AKA: Blue Mountain, Kearney Lake
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Blue Mountain Parking google parking directions
      Links
      Region Details
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 11, 2020

      Stats

      Trails (view details)
      21
      Trails Mountain Bike
      2
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      21
      Trails Trail Running
      21
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Dirtbike
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      21
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent
      1,906 ft
      Total Vertical
      327 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      494 ft
      Reports
      19
      Photos
      10
      Ridden Counter
      177

      Popular Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 1 mile avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 1 mile avg distance

      Photos of Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area Mountain Bike

      3 |
      May 6, 2020 @ 7:11am
      May 6, 2020
      2 |
      May 6, 2020 @ 7:11am
      May 6, 2020
      3 |
      May 6, 2020 @ 7:11am
      May 6, 2020
      3 |
      May 6, 2020 @ 7:10am
      May 6, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Lewis Lake Terrace Logging Road
      May 1, 2020 @ 2:27pm
      May 1, 2020
      Unknownbent6543 TRAILFORKS
      Anahid Dr logging road
      May 1, 2020 @ 2:27pm
      May 1, 2020
      Unknownbent6543 TRAILFORKS

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2480993AliceJohnsonaddreportFox Lake Trail
      Nov 12, 2020 @ 4:41am
      Nov 12, 2020
      user #2005109varsenault93addreportHobsons Lake Loop and 1 more
      Sep 7, 2020 @ 2:29pm
      Sep 7, 2020
      user #2005109varsenault93addreportHobsons Lake Express and 1 more
      Sep 4, 2020 @ 2:03pm
      Sep 4, 2020
      user #2231293pmeaney63addreportCharlies Lake Trail
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 1:34pm
      Jul 11, 2020
      user #1747238julievdhaddreportHobsons Lake Express
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 5:09am
      Jun 11, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Whopper Dropper 3 102.4 km
      Hemlock Ravine 82.6 km
      The Links at Brunello 8 5 12.7 km
      Sandy Lake Park 1 8 14.1 km
      Range Trails 5 13 14.5 km
      • By bent6543Trailforks Pro Subscriber TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: MRWA
      • #27583 - 573 views
      • blue mountain - birch cove lakes wilderness area activity log | embed map of Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area mountain bike trails | blue mountain - birch cove lakes wilderness area mountain biking points of interest
      • subscribe print map 3d map donate to earn trail karma!

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area.
      You must login to download files.