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Really great trail! Definitely moderate which is something we were looking for. There is a huge elevation to it which we found to add the perfect challenge. The trail is well marked and the terrain changes quite a bit so there was always something new to see. We were sure to have a hot apple cider at Sugar Moon Maple Farms to warm up after. It is a trail we would be happy to hike again.
Not difficult!!! Tatamagouche has lots to offer!! Dining, museums, shopping, banking etc. I have bikes\d all the trail between Wallace and Pictou, the "Tata" section is by far the most enjoyable, though the others are also very good. Kudos to the Volunteers who do the maintenance!!! My wife is/was an inexperienced biker, she had no difficulty on this trail!! Very flat, a great outing!!
Portion of the Short Line Railbed trail between the Jitney Trail and Wallace Bridge and containing the Butter Trail within Tamagouche. Also forms a link in the Trans Canada Trail network. Multi-user trail (including ATV, snowmobile, and bicycle) is well-maintained, accessible year-round, mostly level, and can hardly be called "difficult". 25-KM section within Colchester County is maintained by Tatamagouche Area Trails Association. Mixed farmland and forest with road crossings every 2 to 5 KM.
Completed this hike just two days after a tropical storm hit the area. Completed the hike in a clockwise direction. First day involved rapidly changing elevations, several fording opportunities and a very wet dog. Camped overnight at Murphy Brook. Second day the morning started off with a few thunderstorms and rain. Hiked the remained of the trail in about 4 hours with 2 more fords. The entire hike was beautiful and had some really beautiful scenery. This hike should be for physically active individuals. I would recommend having at least one person with a decent amount of hiking experience to help guide your group.