Acadian Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews

Acadian Trail is a 7.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and scenic driving and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
495 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

scenic driving

walking

forest

views

waterfall

Acadian Trail is one of the more popular trails on the Western side of the Cabot Trail. The western half of the loop takes you up through Acadian Forest with plenty of Overlooks over the sea while the Eastern half takes you down a valley with a stream and plenty of cascades.

13 days ago

Take a left when u ascend. This section of the trail is gravel and dirt with benches along the way and a number of excellent look out points. The last two look outs have the best view of Chéticamp village and the Island. U can choose to go back down the same way or do the loop. If u do the loop, be mindful the conditions of the interior trail is rocky and many sections also muddy because it runs along a brook. U will see a number of small waterfalls. We saw a large black bear on our way up. He was on the trail and we observed him from a distance and waited for him to move out before continued.

29 days ago

Gorgeous! Challenging to get up the mountain, but definitely worth the hike!

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1 month ago

Fantastic views !Nice moderate trail. We did it in about 3 hours with numerous stops for views. the last half actually may have been the nicest, following the creek all the way back with a gradual descent. Trail actually shows as 8.4 kms.

6 months ago

Personally, we loved the variety of this trail.

7 months ago

Great views, and a thrilling ascent. I wish I was back there.

11 months ago

Amazing view from lookouts

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