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Cape Split Hiking Trail

Cape Split Road, Kentville, Nova Scotia B0P 1H0, Canada
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Beautiful in May

My first time hiking Cape Split, thought it would be quite muddy after all the rain from the day... read more

Reviewed today
Marie121668
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Antigonish, Canada
A long hike

Tried to see Cape Split without walking the 8 km trail from the parking lot to the end of the Cape... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Lesterbeach
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Cape Split Road, Kentville, Nova Scotia B0P 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed today

My first time hiking Cape Split, thought it would be quite muddy after all the rain from the day before but it wasn't bad, definitely could have gotten away without wearing boots. Took us about 6 hours only because we were geocaching along the way...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Tried to see Cape Split without walking the 8 km trail from the parking lot to the end of the Cape but this was challenging. We tried side roads to see if we could get a view. In the end we took Baxter’s Harbour Road...More

1  Thank Lesterbeach
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Beautiful 12 km walk threw woods but the end after 6km is stunning worth a trip !! Should take lots of water and a lunch or snack after hike in to take in the spectacular view.When finished hike we went to Wolfville and had lunch...More

2  Thank LauraLee C
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Went out with a friend for the hike and a picnic. Compared to where I normally hike, the hike is quite dull and the view at the end is 'alright'. The cape looks far more dramatic in pictures taken by air than it is for...More

Thank Fej51
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Get on this trail early so that you can enjoy the views without the crowds! If at all possible, you'll want to head out on a clear day, and make certain to wear sturdy shoes for hiking (the trail can be uneven and muddy) and...More

Thank WHMeg
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

I thought it was 8 km return but it was 12 km ... the lesson is you need proper footwear for this hike (we hike but didn't have our boots with us). It took us longer than it usually would (3.5 hours in total with...More

2  Thank travelfun001
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

A long hike along a trail to a beautiful view. Wear comfortable footwear because its a long walk but worth the time.

Thank 2015eastcoasters
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

It's a pretty long and boring hike, we rode some of it, until I came off my bike due to how rough the trail it (heaps of massive exposed roots, and logs across the trail). I wouldn't recommend riding unless you're experienced. It's not a...More

2  Thank dev45
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We spent a great Sunny Friday afternoon hiking up Cape Split The trail is wide in most spots and an excellent intermediate hike. We checked our fit bit and about 10,000 steps up and a great view of the Bay of Fundy!! Amazing actually. Another...More

Thank KevinK98
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Went there when the remnants of Hurricane Harvey passed through. Very muddy but the wind was incredible. Definitely worth the trip and the hike. Free to get in. Take a good pair of hiking shoes though. Bring your camera and keep dogs on leash. Its...More

Thank Nick L
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JennLax22
March 26, 2018|
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Response from WHMeg | Reviewed this property |
There's no fee for hiking the trail. But make sure to allow plenty of time, not only for hiking, but also for spending time taking photos, taking breaks, or even eating snacks along the way.
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kim_haven
August 9, 2017|
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Response from Angela D | Reviewed this property |
Scots bay. :)
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Ilse H
June 30, 2017|
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Response from HollyBerries2013 | Reviewed this property |
Endomondo clocked the elevation gain at 159 metres
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