Trails

The Friends of Taylor Head Provincial Park deliver programs and events inside the park. We’ve been a non-profit society of dedicated volunteers since 2008. 

The trails in close proximity to the parking lots and the beach are relatively smooth with some surfacing. Some of these trails are boardwalks and others have relatively smooth gravel surface. Otherwise, most hiking trails are rough and can be challenging. 

Typically, on these trails, you will have to step over protruding rocks and tree roots, walk up and down steep steps of rock, and tread through some muddy wet patches. Conditions are often very slippery. Many people find that a walking stick is very helpful on the rough, slippery trails.

You’ll need sturdy footwear such as walking shoes, hiking sneakers, or hiking boots. Street shoes or sandal-type footwear with open toes and heels are not suitable for these rough hiking trails. If you have questions about the conditions of the trails, just give us a call.

Most outings exceed three hours, so do not forget to bring drinking water, something to eat, and appropriate outdoor clothing.

Hiking times are approximate and do not include time to appreciate nature and views from look-offs.

Beach Walk

Coastal Views

This trail traverses the sandy shores of the Psyche Cove Beach system

Interesting fact

Bird watchers should have lots to see

Good to know

2 km (1.2 mi.) Time: 45 mins.

Taylor Head Beach

Bob Bluff Trail

Coastal Views

Provides several enchanting vistas of Mushaboom Harbour and its many islands along the way.

Interesting Fact

The beach and sand dunes at Psyche Cove were formed by sand deposits from the erosion of glacial till and bedrock.

Good to know

3 km (1.8 mi.) Time: 1 hour

Bull Beach Trail

Coastal Views

Backed by a spruce-fir forest.

Interesting Fact

The trail winds along the coast overlooking Mushaboom Harbour

Good to know

6 km (3.7 mi.) Time: 2 hours

Spry Bay Trail

Coastal Views

Magnificent views of Spry Bay and the rugged coastline.

Interesting Fact

Passes through a coastal forest, coastal barren, wave-swept boulder shores, coastal freshwater marsh and an inland barren.

Good to know

4 km (2.5 mi.) Time: 1.5 hours Moderately challenging

Headland Trail

Coastal Views

Rugged but rewarding!

Interesting Fact

Coastline trek to Taylor Head Point provides the maximum experience for the park

Good to know

8 km (5 mi.) Time: 2.5 hours Difficult trail

Tips for a safe trip

  • Hikers should be physically fit.
  • Comfortable hiking boots or other sturdy footwear is recommended.
  • Carry a first aid kit.
  • Cell phones will work in most areas of the park.
  • Beaches are unsupervised. Children should be watched closely in or near the water.
  • Approach cliffs only at designated viewing areas; other areas may be unstable.
  • Stay behind the protective fencing. Obey all signs.
  • Toilets tend to be situated only near the trail heads. Plan accordingly.
  • Pack out all garbage. Do not put garbage in the toilets.

In case of an emergency, notify park staff or call 911. Taylor Head Provincial Park civic address is 20140 Hwy # 7. Park phone number is (902) 772-2218 (mid-May to mid-October).

Good to know

  • Removing or defacing any park structure, sign or natural features such as plants, trees and rocks is not permitted
  • Fires are permitted only in the provided grills. No other open fires are permitted in the park.
  • Hunting, trapping or carrying firearms within the park is prohibited.
  • Pets must be kept on a 2 m (6 ft.) leash. Owners must clean up after their pets.
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted within the park.
  • The Parks Act & Regulations are in force at all times.