Cape Split Trail

MODERATE 62 reviews

Cape Split Trail is a 12.9 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
519 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

Following Highway 101 take Exit 11 to the 358 North and drive to Scott's Bay. Then follow the Cape Split signs to the parking lot and the trailhead.

hiking
2 months ago

My wife and I where here in February, great hike! Super well kept and clean. Washrooms located at the entrance were open. Spectacular views!!

2 months ago

Great

2 months ago

Big payoff!

hiking
3 months ago

Simply Beautiful.

hiking
6 months ago

A great 3 hour workout with a great prize view over parts of the Bay Of Fundy at the very end. At times, it feels like it's uphill both ways. Very popular. Wonderful time.

hiking
7 months ago

The hike took 2.5 hours one way. Some steep areas and glimpses of the water as you approach the end. Beautiful view at the end. Pack a snack and sit down and enjoy the beautiful view!

8 months ago

Great hike with amazing coastal views!!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice family hike

hiking
8 months ago

Went on a Saturday morning and it was definitely crowded. It's not a hard hike but there isn't too much to see on the way up. The view at the end was better than expected!

hiking
8 months ago

great hike, beautiful view ! wear boots it's muddy folks!

9 months ago

A great hike, moderately challenging, well maintained trail. Only upset was how cloudy and misty it was, was unable to see the whole view at the end, but it added a mysterious vibe to the hike! Still worth it!

9 months ago

Great trail with an amazing view at the end!

9 months ago

You have to go to the beach :D Best part of this trail!

hiking
10 months ago

Amazing for us and our dog!

10 months ago

nice run ending with spectacular view

hiking
11 months ago

Loved this hike! The wooded area and forest was enchanting; old growth, trilliums, carpet of May flowers, moss and cool towering trees were a highlight. The end was magnificent, especially in the waining light.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

This hike was more than I ever imagined
It took approximately one hour to hike up the trail with no break. When you get to the top of the trail and see the view, you are in awe. I would recommend anyone to do it. Take your time and be prepared, bring a snack and something to drink.
You are definitely going to want to stay for a while

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Very popular now and suggest going early. Also, walk in is about 2hrs through woods. only the end has views.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Great trail. Give 4 to 5 hours for return. Stay away from the cliff edge at the end.. Awesome views.

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Amazing trail. Not too hard. Amazing view from the top

hiking
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Fantastic trail. Did this multiple times. Even once with infant carriers front and back. The view is always better then expected. Could be super dangerous at the end if not careful. Just stay clear from the edge and enjoy. Easy hike

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The five stars are for the view you are rewarded during this hike/walk. The view was spectacular! The hike there was more of a nice and easy walk, would make for a great jog/trail run.

hiking
Friday, November 20, 2015

Easy trail with some great views at the end of it. Well worth the hike.

walking
Friday, May 22, 2015

Nice easy trek with a spectacular view at the end. More of a nature walk than a hike, with a wide, well cleared and groomed trail from start to finish. If you have time it's worth following the smaller, more rugged trail down the hill from the look off. It eventually leads to a lovely rocky beach that's often pretty empty, even on nice days when the rest of the trail is packed.

hiking
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

easy hike on the main path with a fantastic view at the end. there is a large grassy look off at the end perfect for a picnic. I haven't looked for the 2nd path yet, where does it start?

hiking
Saturday, March 01, 2014

One of the great hikes in Nova Scotia, amazing view out at cape split. The trip is one everyone should make at least once in their lifetime. For a more advanced hike check out the amethyst Cove hike which vears off of the cape split trail. Always check tide times when exploring the bay of fundy before exploring the beach. Cape split is always a great hike and very much worth the long walk.

hiking
Monday, February 04, 2013

Awesome hike! There is a choice of trails to get to the split one takes you through the woods along an up and down footpath of on even ground with roots, rocks and tree branches everywhere. The other trail takes you along the shore and is not easy. It takes you along some very narrow footpaths that are near the edge of a very steep drop to a certain death!! Once you reach the end at Cape Split you will be amazed!! Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful views!! This is a must joke for all hikers in Nova Scotia. Make a day of it and be safe!!

hiking
Sunday, December 09, 2012

Great Winter Hike, beware lot's of tree roots and rocks on the trail. Great views across to Parsboro and the Bay. Well worth the hike to see the view at the end. Spectacular as the tide is going out. Must be beautiful in summer.

mountain biking
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