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backpacking
2 days ago

Fantastic Trail. Started at Big Salmon River, and finished in Fundy National Park, and that took us 3.5 days. Trail is well marked with white blazes although white moss on many trees made it interesting at times :). Lots of ascents and descents as you successively go from brook at sea-level to hill-top over and over throughout the journey. Great views and significant hiking in the woods to shield from the ocean winds. Next time I intend to try reverse direction.

This trail is one of my absolute favorites in the park. You can make it a quick overnight camping / backpacking adventure or a day trip. Whichever is your fancy be sure to go for a dip in the point wolfe river at the bottom of the ravine.
If you make it a loop and go towards Marven lake and Goose River be aware that you will walk along the main road for the last km or so making it about a 12km loop. I always prefer a loop to in and back the same way! Marven Lake and Goose River are an old cart path (double wide, loose gravel path)

Bring water shoes if you don't want your hikers wet for the return trip. The rocks are sharp and tricky to navigate without footwear. The NW side of the Foster brook trail is a steep ascent if you choose the loop.

Been there in search of three caves.
Found two along Rockpile Road called Howes cave.
Won't disappoint but bring lots of water cause the refueling area are scarce.

hiking
8 days ago

No lookouts until the very top.
Only one running stream which I would not recommend drinking out of.
Would have been nice to have more clearing on top to have a view of the windmill farms.
From Hayward road the climb start immediate with two to three short flat areas.
Best to do with Trek Poles.

hiking
9 days ago

Great hike for those of us who r not true hikers! Some hills for sure but lots of flats as well. Just wooded views on entire trail ending with wonderful views.

trail running
10 days ago

Slippery when wet...

backpacking
11 days ago

Great hike ! Do it soon before it’s gone !

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful vistas at end of the trail!

hiking
14 days ago

First hike in decades! It was great! We plan to do it again in the Fall.

This trails goes farther up the river than described here. I believe total there and back from the fork is 16.4 km parts of it were a little more complex as you had to watch your footing. Overall a great trail really makes you feel like you are in the wilderness. A few river crossings but a rope was provided for you and the water was very refreshing while hiking.

26 days ago

This trail has enough challenging parts to make it worthwhile. I actually completed it twice in one day, back to back in 5 hours and 5 minutes.

beautiful trail. quiet and peaceful

One of my favourites! Great for trail running, and hiking.

A nice walk through the woods. I took my 9 and 11 year old boys. They were tired at the end but enjoyed the walk. Went on a Sunday and there were quite a few fellow hikers. I’d recommend going during the week if you enjoy solitude. Of the 12+ km’s i’d say half was uphill. Lots of stones and roots to be mindful of. A bit muddy in spots. Nice view at the end.

Awesome hike with an amazing waterfall at the end. The trail follows a constant downhill grade right to the falls (2.2 miles). It gets a little steep at the end but still quite manageable. Not too difficult as long as you are agile and somewhat in shape. Once you reach the stream, keep going down and towards the left. (This part is a bit tricky but not too bad). After a couple minutes, you will reach the waterfall! The hike back is all uphill. At a steady pace, this entire trip (including a 25 minute break at the falls) took us a total of 1 hour 50 minutes (4.4 miles) Totally worth it!

hiking
29 days ago

Walked this trail yesterday with a couple of my friends. None of us are hikers by any means. The moderate difficulty is definitely reasonable— my non-hiker body is quite tired and sore the day after, and my friends and I took several breaks throughout. We took about four hours total. We’re from Halifax, so it was about an hour and a half drive to get there— fun little roadtrip if you’re from the city! The first half of the hike is quite hilly, but it flattens out during the latter half. View at the end is well worth the hike, in my opinion! I’d highly suggest bug repellant of some sort, especially during this time of year. All in all, I would wholeheartedly recommend it!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is a nice undulating hike thru natural forest. The actual Cape Split was well worth the hike.
It took us 3hrs round trip and enjoyed the plentiful greenery and the beautiful vista at the point.

hiking
1 month ago

Your average Canadian Forest hike for the most part, but it ends on an amazing view. The local Chipmunks were also super friendly, allowing me to get some great shots of them.

Just hiked this for the first time with some friends who do it annually, we did the loop in 1 day ... which was not easy ... and didn’t really give the opportunity to see the beauty at each lookout ... would recommend taking two days

This trail has been on my “hikes to do” list for years, but I always kept putting it off. The views at the end always intrigued me, but the descriptions/review of the actual hike always sounded less than exciting. I envisioned it to be too easy, I prefer a more challenging hike, but in the end, the hike was good, it had a couple good inclines and lots of roots and rocks to avoid. It’s a long trek though, we moved fairly quickly and it took us 2.5 hrs, but it probably takes most people 3-4 hrs. Bring a sweater for the end, it’s damn cold out there! It was 30 degrees in Wolfville, 19 in the parking lot, but it felt like maybe 4 degrees at the end with that wind whipping at us. All in all, it wasn’t my favourite hike, I’m glad I did it, finally, but I probably won’t do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, fairly easy starting out then gets a little moderate with some uphill climbing. 2 beautiful bridges near the beginning. Some muddy sections and a rope to go over a section. It is longer than 9. 1/2 km as the sign near the end says 5.5 km (done) and 250 m to the end so we would say we did at least 11km round trip.

Not for the faint of heart, it’s a fair trek in and out and not to be underestimated. It’s one of my favorites partly because of the waterfall, but it’s definitely not an easy hike.

A little underwhelming after all of the stellar reviews. The clearing is lovely and offers a nice view, however it’s a bit of a trot for such little payoff. It took us an hour and 45 mins to do the first half and and an hour and 15 back at a moderate pace.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is not for the faint of heart! The first 1/3 of the trail is on an old logging road now covered in large pieces of crushed rock. Challenging with hiking boots - would not attempt with sneakers or sandals... Once off the road the trail is very enjoyable. There is one steep decline followed by a steep incline. The return trip more challenging but we were tired by then. Make sure the tide is out as inlet makes a beautiful beach to rest and eat at. I will do it again, but will aim for a cooler day

hiking
1 month ago

It takes about 90 mins to go up the trail and about 75 mins to come back, with brisk walking. The view from the top of cliifs, on a good summers day, is quite stunning. No special gear needed, except for a pair of trail/running shoes with a decent amount of grip.

1 month ago

Well worth the time, incredible falls and a good workout

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike through woods and along river Did not ford river for final portion as being May 11 the river was knee deep I would expect water levels to lower as season progresses

Pleasant walk through forest in various stages of growth. Trail entirely crushed rock except for short boardwalk section. Virtually no elevation change. Not sure why difficulty is modetate, seems very easy to me. At the furthest point there is a rough trail extention which is indicated to be poorly defined. Dont know where it goes or how long ot is. Also there are a few nice campsites by a lake, with a latrine less than 1 km from trail head.

hiking
2 months ago

Solid 4-5 hour hike. The end/half way point is a great spot to enjoy lunch. Good variety of hills and casual hiking. There and back is actually a bit more than 10kms opposed to the 9.5km the app suggests.

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