This is a set of loops and other trails in the Salmon River Wilderness area. It uses part of the old Salmon River trail but leaves from a new trailhead on Myra Road in Porters Lake.
A complete trail description can be found at http://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/SharedUse/hx122b.html
The prettier parts of the trail are farther in at Granite and West Lakes and along the Salmon River. The trail goes up and over several granite ridges and then down to the lakes and the river.
Walking the whole system will be about 20km but there are some unofficial campsites near Granite Lake.
From highway 7 in Porters Lake follow Myra road for 8km. The trailhead is in a small gravel parking lot on your left. The trails aren't officially open yet so there is no sign. There is only a railing made of logs going up the hill to indicate that you are in the right place.
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Posted By: g_mac
- Tue Nov 22 12:24:05 UTC 2016
Just curious, I haven't been able to find specific information about campsites and I'm just trying to figure out timing/logistics for heading in. I know there are campsites, but does anyone have a makeshift map of where these may be? If not, does anyone know of larger campsites around West lake, or along Salmon river? We'll probably have 3-4 tents.
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Posted By: bdh145022
- Wed Aug 26 06:36:46 UTC 2015
CommentAwesome hike and only ten minutes from home!
Started from Myra parking lot and did right over to the River road exit and then walked out river road and had my daughter pick us up and then drive us back to Myra to get the car.
I think it was 13 clicks we walked and some great sites
Posted By: Mutant_Merino
- Mon Jan 12 14:46:15 UTC 2015
UpsideGreat HRM Trail lots of sites along trail. Huge boulders throughout trails and lots of look-offs. Trails are well marked and easy to navigate. DownsideWinter hiking can be tricky/slow so ensure you budget lots of time (daylight) to get through the trails. CommentSee also: Crowbar Lake Trails - Slamon River for an alternate entrance into this trail system and gps files of the other loops on this trail system.
Hiked this recently in the winter and [IMO] didn't feel that snowshoes would be beneficial.
Posted By: blaser
- Mon Jan 29 19:13:06 UTC 2007
UpsideTrail can be entered from number 7 lake echo exit into river road . Entrance at Camp on the Otter Lake near lake boardwalk. Road is passable with 4 wheel drive to camp. Enter on far right side into woods where a trail legend is posted on a tree. CommentBeautiful trail system with lots of various terrain. Runs along the numerous lakes in the area. Steep and flat terrain , lots of exposed granite. Very tight and steep in some areas. About 3 hr walking hike from Otter Lake to West lake and return.
Posted By: Jodi
- Thu Jan 04 18:13:36 UTC 2007
CommentNew WR here too as of December '06 is 1 hour and 56 minutes for the perimeter of the trail system! Enjoy this beautiful trail!
Posted By: Jodi
- Fri Dec 15 13:02:22 UTC 2006
UpsideThe new WR for running the perimeter of the trail system is 1 hour 56 minutes. Get out there and enjoy it!
Posted By: Jodi
- Wed Sep 13 18:31:40 UTC 2006
CommentBeautiful trail! The perimeter of all of the loops took us 2 hours and 51 minutes just a week ago. Enjoyed it more than the Bluff Trail!