Eagle’s Nest Bancroft


Eagles Nest Bancroft

PLEASE NOTE: Eagle’s Nest Park is closed for the season.  Climb atop the Eagle’s Nest Bancroft for a breath-taking view of the York River Valley. Located above down town Bancroft, off Hastings Street North, it’s not something you’ll want to miss. Check out some photos!  The Eagles Nest Park is owned by the Town of Bancroft, and maintained by the Stewards of Bancroft Eagles Nest Park Inc, a not-for-profit incorporated organization.

The cliff was named the Eagle’s Nest by Bancroft’s early citizens, due to the fact that there was a nest belonging to a pair of Eagles in one of the pine trees near the edge. The Eagles departed long ago, but the name remains.

Interesting fact: William Gaebel was once assigned the task of obtaining an egg from the Eagles nest.  He was indeed successful in his undertaking.

Looking for information on the Eagle’s Hawk Watch?  Click here…


Lookout Trail
Length: 466m
Difficulty: Moderate

Hawkwatch Accessible Trail
Length: 263m
Difficulty: Easy
Follow this trail for a panoramic view over the York River Valley.

Granite Trail
Length: 113m
Difficulty: Difficult

Gerry Whyte Plant Identification Trail
Length: 702m
Difficulty: Difficult

Christy Trail
Length: 738m
Difficulty: Moderate


Use these trails at your own risk. Be careful in the winter, you are likely to encounter ice!

Panoramic VR By Hawks View Drone

Comments (11)

  • From despair to hope with friends and nature | Gone Camping Reply

    […] preferably head to toe. Our hosts asked around for a suitable hiking location and discovered that Eagle’s Nest in Bancroft didn’t seem to pose a […]

    November 18, 2016 at 9:28 pm
  • Mark Webber Reply

    Want to come visit eagles nest. Is it still closed. And why

    July 6, 2020 at 7:37 pm
  • Diana Reply

    Is Eagle’s Nest Lookout open yet?

    July 27, 2020 at 11:15 am
    • Mary Gagnon Reply

      Is eagles nest open to drive up don’t wanna drive all the way there if it’s closed

      October 15, 2020 at 8:49 am
  • Carrie Reply

    Is Eagle’s Nest open today, we’ve never been, I see it was under some repair,,, can someone please reply,,, thank you!

    August 25, 2020 at 1:10 pm
    • Christopher Reply

      It’s open now.

      October 10, 2020 at 2:40 am
  • Christopher Reply

    The park is open now 🙂

    October 10, 2020 at 2:41 am
    • Jon Reply

      Hey is it open Saturday mornings to see the sun rise website says not till 10 am

      October 14, 2020 at 12:08 pm
  • Queenie Ho Reply

    Does eagle nest open on thanksgiving Monday October 11 ?

    October 5, 2021 at 11:25 pm
  • TISHA Reply

    Can you get access to this on Nov 24?

    November 22, 2021 at 5:14 pm
  • Mary Fox Reply

    What is the closing date (2023) for the roadway up to the Eagle’s Nest? It is too far and steep for me to walk up and it’s a long drive to arrive to find the roadway blocked off and closed.

    October 7, 2023 at 12:06 am

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