Gibbet Hill trail

Signal Hill National Historic Site


  • Level of difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 1 km round trip
  • Time: 20 mins
  • Location: Trail head is located at the performance field to the right of the Visitor Centre

One of the shortest Signal Hill trails. After visiting the summit, hikers return by 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.

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