Trails

The Cobequid Trail is a 16 km walking and cycling trail network through central Colchester County. The trail takes you along a former railway, through Acadian dykelands and farmland, through forests and along brooks, and beside the tidal Salmon River.

The Cobequid Trail is a cooperative effort of the County of Colchester, Town of Truro, and Village of Bible Hill. Development of the trail began in 1998 with significant contribution from local government, community volunteers, the private sector and the Province of Nova Scotia. New trail sections are being planned.

What's in a Name?

Cobequid means "place of rushing waters" in the Mi'Kmaq language. The funnel-shaped Bay of Fundy has a unique tidal phenomenon, with Cobequid Bay and the Salmon River helping to create a spectacular display of rushing water, called a "tidal bore". With the incoming tide, the ocean water moves up the narrow neck of the Bay, flowing against the river current and creating a "wall" of water that makes the river appear to be flowing backwards.

Cobequid Trail Sections in Bible Hill

Eagle Crest Walk in Bible Hill
Farnham Brook Section in Bible Hill
Bible Hill Recreation Park Section in Bible Hill
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus section in Bible Hill

Access other Sections of the trail in Colchester County and Truro.

 

Eagle Crest Walk

Eagle Crest Walk

Eagle Crest WalkThis section of the Cobequid Trail in Bible Hill passes through maple stands, hemlock ravines and offers views overlooking the Salmon River. The trail continues for about another 2 km via sidewalks and short trail sections across College Road and Pictou Road to another trail section along Farnham Brook.

pdf Cobequid Trail Map 3: Bible Hill (1.3 MB) (1.27 MB)

Type: Linear
Length: 1.1 km
Surface: Crushed gravel, wooden bridges
Rating: Easy
Marking: Follow obvious trail and signs
Permitted Use: Walking, cycling
Access: End of Warren Drive near the Bible Hill cemetery off College Road (parking available) and end of Scenic Drive (parking not available)
Information: Village of Bible Hill 902-893-8083

Pat Mahaney Mountain Bike Trail

The Pat Mahaney Mountain Bike Trail in Bible Hill is the first trail in Colchester County exclusively for mountain biking. The trail has loops for three skill levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). The trail is in a wooded area and located at the head of Eagle Crest section of the Cobequid Trail. The mountain bike trails are suitable for youth riders and are used regularly by Bible Hill Junior High Bike Club, from which this trail idea was born. The Pat Mahaney Mountain Bike Trail is a partnership between the Village of Bible Hill and the Bible Hill Cemetery Company. The Grand Opening of the trail was held in June 2011 as part of Colchester Bike Week.  

Cobequid Trail Map 3: Bible Hill (1.3 MB)

Type: Loop
Length: 2.6 km
Surface: Crushed gravel
Rating: Beginner, intermediate, advanced
Marking: Follow obvious trail
Permitted Use: Mountain Biking only
Access: Trail starts off Eagle Crest section of Cobequid Trail, Warren Drive, off College Road, Bible Hill.  Parking is available at Eagle Crest trailhead (Warren Drive)
Information: Village of Bible Hill 902-893-8083

Farnham Brook Section

Farnham Brook Section

Farnham Brook SectionThis section of the Cobequid Trail follows Farnham Brook through forests and crosses the brook several times. You can continue for about another 1 km via sidewalks and short trail sections, across Pictou Road and College Road, to connect to the Eagle Crest Walk section of the Cobequid Trail along the Salmon River.

pdf Cobequid Trail Map 3: Bible Hill (1.3 MB) (1.27 MB)

Type: Linear
Length: 1.4 km
Surface: Crushed gravel, grass, wooden bridges
Rating: Easy
Marking: Follow obvious trail and signs
Permitted Use: Walking, cycling
Access: In Bible Hill: end of Village Court (parking available), Innovation Drive near AgriTech Park (parking available) and end of Katrina Drive off Hazel Avenue (parking not available)
Information: Village of Bible Hill 902-893-8083

Dalhousie Agricultural Campus Section

Dalhousie Agricultural Campus Section

This is the newest section of the Cobequid Trail and is located in Bible Hill. The Grand Opening was held in October 2011. The trail meanders through the attractive Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (formerly Nova Scotia Agricultural College) and runs along a ridge offering views of the Salmon River. This trail connects to the sidewalk along College Road (near the intersection of Main Street) and to the trails at Bible Hill Recreation Park. The Municipality of Colchester, Village of Bible Hill, Nova Scotia Agricultural College and Province of Nova Scotia partnered to develop this wonderful addition to the Cobequid Trail network.

pdf Cobequid Trail Map 3: Bible Hill (1.3 MB) (1.27 MB)

Type: Linear
Length: 1.5 km
Surface: Crushed gravel
Rating: Easy
Marking: Follow obvious trail and signs
Permitted Use: Walking, cycling
Access: In Bible Hill: Campus parking lot on south side of College Road across from Campus Day Care (parking available); Bible Hill Recreation Park on Guest Drive off College Road (parking available)
Information: Municipality of Colchester 902-897-3180 Village of Bible Hill 902-893-8083

Bible Hill Recreation Park Section

Bible Hill Recreation Park Section

In 2009, the walking track at the Bible Hill Recreation Park was widened and resurfaced, and a new section of trail was added. The walking track follows the perimeter of the playground. The trail goes up the hill above the playing fields and through a wooded section where it connects with the Agricultural Campus section of the Cobequid Trail.

pdf Cobequid Trail Map 3: Bible Hill (1.3 MB) (1.27 MB)

Type: Loop, linear
Length: 400 m linear section plus 300 m loop track
Surface: Crushed gravel
Rating: Easy
Marking: Follow obvious trail and signs
Permitted Use: Walking, cycling
Access: Bible Hill Recreation Park on Guest Drive off College Road (parking available)
Information: Village of Bible Hill 902-893-8083