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      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
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      Disclaimer:
      Caution is advised when using any of these routes or trails. They are poorly marked and not well routed in some cases. None are actively managed. Some trails extend onto private land without permission of the landowners.
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      Region Details
      • 2
      • 1

      Region Status
      Closed as of Apr 14, 2024

      Stats

      Trails (view details)
      25
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Hike
      25
      Trails Trail Running
      25
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      25
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent
      1,761 ft
      Total Vertical
      337 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      487 ft
      Reports
      19
      Photos
      10
      Ridden Counter
      425

      Popular Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

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

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      Recent Trail Reports

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      Lewis Lake Terrace Logging Road
      May 1, 2020 @ 2:27pm
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      May 1, 2020 @ 2:27pm
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      Activity Feed

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      May 21, 2022 @ 7:31pm
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      Feb 17, 2022 @ 8:52pm
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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Whopper Dropper 5 8 22.4 km
      Belchers Marsh Park2.6 km
      Hemlock Ravine 82.6 km
      The Links at Brunello 3 8 1 12.7 km
      Halifax Mainland Common 33.6 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike33 miles253 ft1 mile161 ft
      #6,997#201951
      E-Bike22 miles194 ft4,869 ft98 ft
      #15191
      Horse22 miles194 ft4,869 ft98 ft
      #1241
      Hike2517 miles1,762 ft6 miles338 ft
      #6,019#201019236
      Trail Running2517 miles1,762 ft6 miles338 ft
      #6,023#201965
      Dirtbike/Moto22 miles194 ft4,869 ft98 ft
      #114
      ATV/ORV/OHV22 miles194 ft4,869 ft98 ft
      #1241
      Snowshoe2517 miles1,762 ft6 miles338 ft
      #334#1341
      Nordic Ski13,839 ft66 ft1,624 ft56 ft
      #544
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