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Cape Split Hiking Trail

Cape Split Road, Kentville, Nova Scotia B0P 1H0, Canada
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Stunning views!

Great way to spend an afternoon. Ensure that you are there early as the lot can get full. Be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bolton, Canada
Hike up Cape Split

Awesome hike, beautiful scenery. Allow 1 1/2 hours each way from the parking lot for the hike... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mandy P
Halifax, Canada
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Cape Split Road, Kentville, Nova Scotia B0P 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to spend an afternoon. Ensure that you are there early as the lot can get full. Be careful at the cliff as it is quite dangerous and there is not really any rail holding you back. I would also ensure that you bring...More

Thank pspell87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome hike, beautiful scenery. Allow 1 1/2 hours each way from the parking lot for the hike. Trails were mostly dry just a bit muddy in areas.

Thank Mandy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really worth doing. Around 13km round trip, it took us around 2h of just hiking, an hour spent at the cape not included:) The trail is gorgeous, through the wood all the way, there's a washroom at the start and after maybe 2km. The view...More

Thank Deena_h20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Adding to what others have written already about this great destination in Kentville. It is a great hike, with wonderful views at the top and nice terrain to hike through in general. Even though others have said it's a hike through the woods, those woods...More

2  Thank BBE2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing hiking trail! Awesome view at the end as a reward. Pack your bag with snacks or a lunch and plan a picnic at the opening and take in the amazing views. The sun was out and shining. Trees cover most of the trail so...More

Thank Angela D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an easy/moderate trail, with a bit of up and down, and many roots and rocky parts along the way. There seems to be some confusion as to the length - even the sign at the trailhead says 6km one way, then below it...More

1  Thank CanadianSoldier114
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm going to play Devil's advocate here... Cape Split is basically a 4 hour tromp through the forest. The final view is worth it... if there happens to be a view by the time you get out there. This is my third time doing it,...More

2  Thank Alabaster_Q
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to do this hike. Drove thru' the valley up to the Look Off in blue sky n sun, over to Scots Bay and Cape Split in the fog, arrived at Cape Split park 11 am. Had rained during night so was muddy on...More

Thank EnglishDave99
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Had difficulty find the start of the trail but once on it it was a nice hike. Nice views. Be sure to take water and wear a good pair of walking boots as it can be muddy in places.

Thank Hello T
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

First you walk 5km through a beautiful forest, if you walk silent you will meet a lot of birds and squirrels / chipmunks. They are curious and will come close. After reaching the lookout just relax, take photos and take your time. We did the...More

3  Thank Sulami79
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9 August 2017|
Response from Deena_h20 | Reviewed this property |
Try Baxters Harbour I checked at web page waterlevels gc ca
Ilse H
30 June 2017|
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Response from HollyBerries2013 | Reviewed this property |
Endomondo clocked the elevation gain at 159 metres
9 February 2017|
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Response from Jacq2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - but - it is not as dramatic as many people expect :) It's a great view from the top though