Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail checklist

Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail checklist

Get ready for one of the most impressive multi-day hiking trails in Nova Scotia. The Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail is a 53km loop you can do clockwise or counter-clockwise with beaches and wild views along the way. Make sure to do your research, check the forecast, and be prepared for emergencies. The Cape Chignecto trail packing checklist below is a good place to start.

See Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail packing list pdf

Sleeping and shelter

Shared items for your hiking group:

Camp kitchen

Shared items for your hiking group:

Hiking gear

Shared items for your hiking group:

  • Hiking permit in a sealed plastic bag
  • Tide chart in a sealed plastic bag
  • Cape Chignecto route guide
  • Topographic Cape Chignecto map
  • Compass
  • GPS (optional)
  • Large sealed plastic bag to store guide, map, compass and GPS

Safety gear

Shared items for your hiking group:

Clothing

When it comes to materials, leave the cotton behind. Make sure your hiking shorts, long johns, pants, t-shirts, underwear and sports bra are made of quick-drying materials that wick moisture.

Personal items

Optional items: