Devil's Bend Trail meanders 6km through valleys and high atop great sandstone cliffs, along the Economy River to the historic Economy Falls.
Trailhead: At 2.5km on River Philip Road from Rte. 2 in Central Economy.
Significant Features: Wilderness views, challenging climbs, quiet riverside meadows, wildlife, wildflowers and mature forests.
Length: 12km return
Hiking Time: 3.5 hours
Devil's Bend Trail begins on privately owned lands leading into the Economy River Wilderness Protected Area. Trail head accommodates 9 vehicles.
The trail takes you through a dramatic landscape of cliffs and valleys, look-offs and mature forests.
Along the way hikers may spot white-tailed deer or black bear crossing the river or bald eagles overhead.
The Devil's Bend look-off stands 50 metres over the river that is sculpted by wind and rain into an intricate series of wave-like cornices.
Recommended season is from June 1st to October (Thanksgiving weekend).
For more maps and more information visit Cobequid Interpretive Centre and WWII Tower, 3246 Hwy. 2, Central Economy (very near entrance to River Philip Rd.)
Trail length: 6.50 km / 1.70 hrs
Trail type: Wilderness trail
Trail surface: Natural
Activities: Birding & wildlife, Hiking, Snowshoeing