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Hopewell Cape is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lower Cape, New Brunswick, Canada that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 377 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

paddle sports

walking

bird watching

cave

views

The area off the cape is also great for kayaking when the tide is high.

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muddy
1 day ago

Really fascinating rock formation! Super happy I got to see it!

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19 days ago

Overwhelming crowds....Maybe better to visit during the off season? Striking rocks though, it's easy to tell why it's so crowded!

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1 month ago

Hopewell rocks is a very popular tourist attraction in NB. There is quite a long trail that follows on the upper part of the banks and the stairs leading down into the beach, when the tide is out. Great family and pet friendly activity! However it can get very very busy in tourism season.

5 months ago

it was a bit cloudy on our visit but a very beautiful place to visit.

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8 months ago

Cool trail with many photo ops

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10 months ago

Brought the kids to see the incredible flower pot rocks at Hopewell Rocks. They absolutely loved them and brought back great memories as we had not been here in over 15 years. The tidal erosion on the rocks is amazing to see. We got lucky and had lowest tide of the day.

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome touristy place! Expect crowds but take your time and stay for both high and low tide! We stayed on the main trail, but my kids loved walking and running through the trees on the side! We ate at the restaurant and found the food good with reasonably priced options for kids! You won’t get much cheaper food in the town of alma that’s for sure :). Kids also played at the park and read about the formation of the site in the interpretation centre. All in all, a wonderful day!

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10 months ago

Very busy even in midweek but well worth the walk. Try to get all the way around “the ledges” at the Far East end for some nice overviews of the extensive mudflats. Follow the beach shoreline south to connect with the Demoiselles Beach Trail to make a loop back to the parking area.

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10 months ago

Endroit magnifique, mais beaucoup trop touristique. J'ai déjà vu des centre d'achats moins bourrés que ça le jour du boxing day.

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11 months ago

Great for the family, but very touristy.

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11 months ago

The trail is short and easy. But, as others can tell you, this trail is all about seeing and exploring the rocks at the end. Great for families!

Wed Sep 26 2018

Easy, short hike but it’s seeing these amazing rock formations is what you’re there for!

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Thu Jul 05 2018

Great trail down to Hopewell Rocks. Gorgeous scenery at end of trail.

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Mon Oct 23 2017

Arrived bright and early as the tide was going down. Tons of tourist. If you wear flip flops or water shoes you can beat the masses around some of the bends to get some alone time in a truly incredible place. The park staff are amazing ask them anything. Next time I think I ll do a kayak tour.

Wed Oct 18 2017

Amazing! Definitely recommend going at low tide!

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Sat Oct 07 2017

Soooo cool. I recommend going during low tide (you can google it, as the times of the tides change each day) and walking as far as you can, and then going to each of the lookouts on the way back to see just how much higher the water gets in a short amount of time! Stupidly, the park is only open at 8am, so sometimes you can't catch the morning low tides. Also it cost $10 each, but it's worth it. Check out the tiny "museum" after for more info on what you saw!

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Wed Sep 13 2017

Amazing place. Visited more than once.

Mon Jul 10 2017

Be sure to time your visit with the tides in order to get the most out of your visit to Hopewell Rock. High tide for kayaking and low tide for exploring around the ocean floor and sea caves. Also note, there is a day fee accossiated with entry into the park.

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Sat Jun 28 2014

UNISCO site worth sticking around to walk at low tide and kayak at high tide.

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