Cape Chignecto

Advocate Harbor, Nova Scotia B2N 6B1

Cape Chignecto

Cape Chignecto Professional Review and Guide

"Cape Chignecto forms the westernmost point of Cumberland County and is located approximately 50 miles southwest of Amherst. Impressed by the scenery along the park's coastline, we were easily persuaded by the park staff at the entrance to ride its only bike trail.

Equipped with the park's detailed brochure, we were able to appreciate the scenery and the geological significance of the topography on our ride to Spicer's Cove. Ridden point-to-point with a vehicle shuttle, the ride is 9 miles in length. It is an intermediate doubletrack trail that follows the old Eatonville Road, with frequent climbs and descents. The ride requires good physical fitness for the first hill, on which you will gain 600 feet, and on subsequent hills, where you will frequently lose and regain up to 330 feet."

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Definitley not a trail for novices or those not in good physical condition. The trails are fairly new, quite narrow, with steep incline/declines. The campsites are not laid out very well, and some are hard to find at the actual site. However, the views are spectacular, the trails are challenging and there are no crowds. All in all, a good 3-4 day hike.

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Trail Information

Advocate Harbor
Nearby City
1,312 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
June through October.
District Office, Department of Natural Resources, 902-254-3241.
Local Contacts
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park brochure. A Map of the Province of Nova Scotia (map 13, sections A-1 and A-2).
Local Maps

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Oct 2018