• Activities:

    Chillin, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    9.9 Miles

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area
Scenic

Cape Split is a Nova Scotia CLASSIC. You'll hike to the end of this camp for amazing views overlooking the Bay of Fundy. This is a great place to see the tides move!

This is a Nova Scotia classic and a well-known hike. The trailhead has been recently upgraded by the province so parking is no longer a major concern. There is a nice picnic area at the parking lot, but I recommend hauling your lunch to the point - it is a much more scenic picnic spot!

The trail starts in the woods, with a few sneak-peek views off the sides of the trail, but the real money is the grassy point at the end of the Cape. If you think big tidal swings are cool, look up the tide schedule and plan to arrive at extreme high or low tide, or when the tide is swinging. It is really neat! I don't know the exact elevation change but there is a small amount of climbing at the beginning of the trail.

The photos posted are from a summer excursion, but I have done this hike more times than I can remember, and it is beautiful in the Fall as well!

P.S.....there is an ice cream stand on the way to the trailhead....

Here is the official trail website.

Pack List

Just your typical day hiking requirements. Good shoes, water, a picnic and maybe some binoculars! The wind can be much more aggressive (and colder!) on the point than in the woods, so bring a jacket if you think you may get cold.

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Cape split is a beautiful hike that brings you on a cliff into the bay of Fundy. You hike in the wood the hole way, but the trees are beautiful, you can spot a lot of different fungus and the trail is well maintained. The park is much more crowded than we expected but we were lucky enough to hike later in the day so the way back was pretty quiet. We did the hike in 4 hours, including a 30 minutes break on the cliffs. The view was just stunning.

5 months ago
5 months ago

The hike there is gradual uphill with a breath taking view at the end looking out to the Bay of Fundy. One of the best hikes in Nova Scotia outside of Cape Breton. I went mid fall, trail is well maintained. Was not too busy at the time. Could spend a good few hours at the end of the trail. Also potential spots for camping over night.

about 2 years ago
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