Cape Chignecto Loop Trail

HARD 10 reviews

Cape Chignecto Loop Trail is a 27.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
27.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8559 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

8 days ago

Beautiful Trail! The looped trail offers amazing backcountry camping without having to retrace your steps. New and amazing views every day. Did the full loop hike in 3 days and 2 nights. But for a relaxing pace and to have more 'down time' at your camping spots, I suggest 4 days and 3 nights. The best spots to stop for the night are Refugee Cove and Seal Cove. I have hiked the full trail in both July and August, both times water supplies were plentiful.

12 days ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Hiked this trail back in 2013 as soon as it was open with my husband. It was quite challenging with gear and took us 5 nights and 6 days.
We enjoyed the trip a lot. Plenty of chances to see the ocean and take pictures.

hiking
3 months ago

hiked for 3 beautiful days at the end of September. Perfect time of year for this trail. keep your energy levels up:-)

hiking
6 months ago

backpacking
8 months ago

Just finished a five night, six day backpacking trip on this trail. It can be done in as little as three days. I took my time to see this beautiful coastal trail and met some amazing hikers along the trip. This is by far one of the best backpacking trails in Atlantic Canada. The trail is well marked and has plenty of streams and brooks so you never have to worry about drinking water. Water treatment is required ie: Tablets, water filtration pump. The tent sites are very well placed from the main trail and all have access to running streams to outdoor toilets. The trail can be challenging at times, but never extreme. The trails goes from Beautiful moss covered forests floors to amazing coastal views. This is a must see for anyone looking for minimally untouched wilderness. Simply amazing!

hiking
9 months ago

We had a great time just my husband and I. We did the trail in 3 days, two nights. It was quite the workout. Lots of ups and downs. The first day we hiked 20.8 Km. It was the hardest day. Climbing with a full heavy backpack and water. We stayed at little bald rock. Couldn't make it to big bald rock, it was getting late and wanted to setup camp before dark. The second day we hiked 16.09 Km . It was challenging at times, but we were able to have a few longer stops which one included a swim in the cold bay. It was great! We stayed at Seal Cove. Beautiful beach site where guided kayak tours stays overnight. Our third day hike was 22.2 Km.
The hardest day was day one. We say lots of wildlife and slept under the sounds of waves and squirrels chirping.
Our GPS and cell phone died throughout the trail, and off/on cloudy days prevented our solar charger to help us keep a full tracking of our journey.
We plan to do it again soon, but in 4 days,3 nights, so we can enjoy our evenings. This trip was done more as a workout trip, and by 8pm we were dead tired in bed for the night.

hiking
Monday, February 01, 2016

Beautiful !

hiking
Sunday, September 14, 2014

hiking
Sunday, September 29, 2013

Great hike, nice trails, might be rough for beginners, lots of up and down hills some quite steep, views are breathtaking. Went there unprepared, if i go again will def bring tent and sleep 1-2 nights to see as much as possible.