Cape Split Trail

Provincial Day-use Park

Location

Located in
Scot's Bay
Where To Find Us
999 Cape Split Rd
Scot's Bay, NS
Areas Served
Nova Scotia

Contact

E-Mail
parkinfonovascotia.ca
Phone
902-662-3030 * Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm ADT

Description & Services

Information
 
A large natural environment park popular with hikers, is considered to be a provincially significant coastal landmark overlooking the Bay of Fundy. The site offers wildlife and tidal viewing opportunities. 
 
Distance: About 6 km (4 mi.) one way, 12 km (8 mi.) return.  
Return travel time: 2.5 to 5 hours  
Rating: Moderate  
 
Enjoy a moderately challenging back country hike in this 430-hectare park, which protects important natural and cultural values. The trail opens out to a look-off 60 metres (200 feet) above the rugged coast of the Bay of Fundy.  
 
Open year round from dawn until dusk daily.  
 
About 6 km (4 mi.) one way, 12 km (8 mi.) return.  
Return travel time: 2.5 to 5 hours.  
 
Stay on established trails:  
• Cliffs are actively eroding and unstable—keep well back.  
• Incoming tides are fast, strong, and unpredictable—shoreline exploration NOT recommended.  
 
Be prepared:  
• Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing—weather may change quickly.  
• Take plenty of water and apply sun protection.  
• Plan to return to the trail head before dusk.  
• Tell someone that you’re here and when you expect to return home.  
 
Please respect this natural area by: Packing out all garbage, and keeping pets leashed at all times. Camping, campfires and hunting are not permitted. Note the toilet locations (marked on the trailhead sign) and plan accordingly.  
 
 
Additional information sites: 
1.Novatrails.com Click here 
2.Novascotia.com (About Nova Scotia blogs): Click here 
3.Tide information: Click here
Hours
Dawn until Dusk
Dates
All Year
Tags
Annapolis Valley Connect ; NS Find A Trail ; Outdoor Play ; Outdoor Recreation ; Provincial Park ; Recreation Categories ; Tourism ; Trails
Categories
Hiking Trails ~ Hiking ; Maps ; Picnic Grounds ; Provincial/Territorial Parks ; Scenic Lookouts

About this Information

Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 | Last Full Update: 18 Apr 2016