Today we chose the Kearney lake trail system. If you have never been and you enjoy hiking on backwoods trails then I urge you to check it out. I never knew this trail even existed and so close to home. It truly was an amazing day. 2 hours 20 minutes 8.5 km of pure peaceful bliss.
We kept a pretty steady pace of about 14 mins a km stopping for lunch at the 4K mark by a beautiful lake. The terrain was pretty rugged, lots of rocks to navigate, spongy moss that likes to suck my brand new sneakers off my feet and a few muddy soakers. My new sneakers are now fully broken in and ready for my next run!
For the full 2hrs and 20 minutes you couldn't wipe the smile off my face if you tried. We did the outer loop. It's supposed to be 6km, but a few accidental detours and out and back mistakes we ended up going 8.5. If you want to try a smaller hike, there are numerous shorter loops within the big loop all about 2-3 km in length. If you are wanting to supplement your runs with cross training then I highly recommend this little piece of heaven nestled neatly in the confines of HRM. Who knew?