Gull Cove Trail

Length Duration Difficulty Cell Service
10.5 km 2-3 hours 3.5 No


This 10.5 km out-and-back trail was once a cart path leaving from the village of Gabarus to the original settlement of Gull Cove. It continues on past the abandoned settlement (keep an eye out for the abandoned foundations), rising to a spectacular drumlin bluff at Cape Gabarus. From Cape Gabarus is a panoramic ocean view that includes Green Island, Guyan Island and the Fortress of Louisbourg National Park. The trail is relatively flat for the first few kilometres, then hugs the coast, winding through windswept woods, cobbled beaches and coastal barrens.

You can continue on to Winging Point from Cape Gabarus, or retrace your route to return.

Possible wildlife: shorebirds, seals, fox, coyote


Trail Head


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This hike starts in a graveyard at the end of Gull Cove Road.

Maps / Tracks

Gull Cove Trail Map
Gull Cove Trail Map