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Cape Split Hiking Trail

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Address: Cape Split Road, Kentville, Nova Scotia B0P 1H0, Canada
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Cape Split hike in Nova Scotia, Canada

A lovely hike with a magnificent view at the top! Well worth the effort of a long climb (about 3 hrs both ways).

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely hike with a magnificent view at the top! Well worth the effort of a long climb (about 3 hrs both ways).

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Kentville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a well-developed trail! This hike is approximately 1.5 hours each way with a newly constructed outhouse 1/3 of the way into your journey. When you reach the end you will be surrounded by water and standing about 70 feet above sea level; absolutely breathtaking! This is a rare experience that you should discover.

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2 Thank flhrci05
Southwest Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We enjoyed this hike but we were prepared for it to take at least 3 hours - and it did. Wear suitable clothing and footwear. Watch your step as there are constant protruding stones and roots. You really do have to watch every step. Some uphill work and a few slightly muddy spots. No bathroom along the trail in mid-October.... More 

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Wolfville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Hiked the Cape Split trail for the first time since high school. A relatively easy hike, with the right footwear, and a great day out with the family. The view at the end is spectacular.

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Kingston, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We did this hike on a beautiful Saturday. We started at 10:25 a.m. and finished at 2:15 p.m., this included a stop for our packed lunch. According to the map at the start of the trail, this hike is 13 km long RT (8 miles). Of course, when you get to the tip of Cape Split, it is an absolutely... More 

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2 Thank TNKaz
Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We enjoyed the trail, and the incredible views at the end..it took us about an hour and a quarter to get in to the split..Nice wide trail, a couple of hills.

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Oxford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My husband and I hiked Cape Split on a beautiful fall day. The signage at the trailhead was somewhat unclear as to whether it was 6km or 8km one way (both numbers were on the same sign), but no big deal! Overall it took us about 1.5 hours each direction, and we weren't rushing. The walk was beautiful, with great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A nice walk that's a good distance and of moderate difficulty without being too challenging for anyone unaccustomed to hiking or large amounts of walking. The walk itself is enjoyable but it's really the view at the end which makes it. The specatculer views of the rocks and water at the end are a great reward for anyone who completes... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

First time hiking this trail - perfect fall weather. The trail is almost all covered with roots & rocks so watching your step is important. Several areas were a bit muddy, but easily passable. Some hills may be challenging if you aren't used to exercising. Of course awesome view at the top - windy and cool. GPS showed distance as... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Having hiked the Appalachian Trail and many of the top hikes around Canada, the U.S and Europe, I can say this is one of the very best day-hikes available, based on effort expended relative to the number of amazing views you are rewarded with! We were here on a perfect Autumn day, and the conditions were A++++. In the Spring,... More 

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