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Skyline Trail

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Oh, the views!

The rain did not stop us from hiking this one! Though we did not hike it in its entirety, we still... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Maela S
Ottawa, Canada
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Main views are the boardwalk area at the end

Main views are the boardwalk area at the end, stunning but don't attempt the trail if you can't... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Shreveport, Louisiana
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“easy hike” (38 reviews)
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“cow moose” (11 reviews)
Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

The rain did not stop us from hiking this one! Though we did not hike it in its entirety, we still had the opportunity to seek amazing views! There's so many pictures to snap and scenery to take in. You can see the ocean, the...More

Thank Maela S
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Main views are the boardwalk area at the end, stunning but don't attempt the trail if you can't complete it or it's disappointing

Thank foemmel
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This hike took us 2 hours (4 fit adults). We took the short route in and long route out, although I would advise you do the opposite to take advantage of the view on the long route. Only the short route is good for strollers...More

Thank Mumsieonthego
Reviewed 15 August 2016

It is not a quick out of the car and to the views stop so be prepared to put some time into it. There are lots of stairs at the end so prepare accordingly and know your personal endurance limits. Bring lots of water and...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Wide, effectively flat gravel trail. Took us (2x 30 yos walking at a decent pace) about 1 hour each way. The reward for your effort is a series of wooden boardwalks and lookouts that lead out to the top of a jutting cliff. From here...More

Thank pandili
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The prize here is the spectacular scenery at the end of the trail. We did the shorter trail, which took about 45 minutes. Good path but not much to see along the way. When you get to the end however the view is awesome -...More

1  Thank S7898UXandrewc
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This trail offers a short route and a longer route. Either way you will have to walk down then back up a zillion stairs. If its a hot day I would recommend the shorter route as the view at the end is the same and...More

Thank Jkg1991
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We visit in July in eastern canada we spend 2 day at cabot trail our kids ages 8,9,and 13 for Yong kids is little hard to walk the hole trail about 7 km me and my 13 years old son did the hole trail we...More

1  Thank Waseem A
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Easy walk, wonderful views! Easy 45 minutes walk to the top of the cliff An absolute Must Do! We even saw a moose! So cool!

Thank QuebecDeltaLima
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The trail is lovely but it is a long walk (20 min) from the parking lot up a gravel road before you actually get to the trail. There are some boardwalks and gravel paths are good but the trail map does not show how steep...More

Thank raobrien
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5 November 2017|
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Response from rogerl251 | Reviewed this property |
I think so, when I first did it, it was mid-Oct.
9 August 2017|
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Not sure where you are camping.
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12 June 2017|
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Response from Sulami79 | Reviewed this property |
You have also campgrounds in Cheticamp (some of those enjoy a bay view) and Pleasant Bay.
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