The Friends of Blue Mountain – Birch Cove Lakes Society has tried to make the information contained on this page and others as accurate as possible, while pointing out some of the potential hazards on various trails associated with the properties in and around the Blue Mountain – Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area.

With this notice, Friends disclaims any liability for accident, loss, injury, inconvenience, or any other damage that may be sustained by anyone using the information contained on this website. Trail construction and maintenance is not the undertaking or responsibility of our society. Trail users are solely responsible for using their own judgment in interpreting this information to safely enjoy outdoor pursuits throughout any property within or adjacent to the Blue Mountain – Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area.


The most notable sources for current trail maps include Halifax Northwest Trails; Halifax; and

Although the trails listed on these maps appear to be well defined, you may not find this to be the case once on site. Therefore, caution is recommended when navigating these routes. A lack of signage, dead-ends, split trails and poorly defined routes all contribute to challenging walks for first-timers. Even the more experienced hikers have been known to experience some turn-arounds. 

Halifax NW Trails: Trail Listings Blue Mountain Kearney Lake Area

Example from Ash Lake Loop

Map Ash Hobson Loop