Gibbet Hill trail

Signal Hill National Historic Site

The shortest of the Signal Hill trails, hikers return from the summit along the same route.

In the 1700s, Gibbet Hill was the site of a wooden scaffold ("Gibbet") where the bodies of executed criminals were hung on display. Later, Wallace's Battery was built on the hill to cover Signal Hill Road in case of enemy attack. 

Level of Difficulty :  Moderate

Length and Distance :1 km round trip

Time : 20 mins

Location : Trail head is located at the Tattoo Performance Field to the right of the Visitor Information Centre

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