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This was our favourite trail. 9 odd kilometres of exceptional views and it was well maintained... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ontario, Canada
Windy the day we were there

We walked the entire loop of the trail on an exceptionally windy day in October. We walked first... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park | GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead : Lat: 46.737691 Long: -60.880377, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our favourite trail. 9 odd kilometres of exceptional views and it was well maintained. There are a couple of rougher patches but easy for experienced hikers. A large fenced in area showed the difference that moose make in that area. Make sure to...More

Thank tripper045
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked the entire loop of the trail on an exceptionally windy day in October. We walked first on the west side (the side with boardwalks, easier) then looped to the east side (rocks, a bit more difficult). It took us fit people over two...More

Thank Bee778
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us set out early in the morning to tackle the Sky Line Trail.After an hour and a half drive we were finally there.We started our journey with vim and vigor, and before I go farther ended up the same way !!What a magnificent...More

2  Thank jandajessome
Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy walk to a breathtaking view, lots of stairs, but you don't have to climb them to enjoy the sights. We were warned not to go if there was fog- good advice. No moose.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail was better than our already high expectations. We heard that it can be quite crowded during the summer months, but we visited in mid-September, and while we ran into numerous other hikers, it did not feel a bit crowded. We saw moose twice...More

Thank 39bernadettel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did this trail during the fall colors festival it was very cold and windy and part of the trail was blocked off due to an aggressive moose as it was mating season. Trail is easy to hike until you get to the boardwalk which is...More

1  Thank Heather P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve looked forward to this hike since we began planning our retirement trip to Nova Scotia over a year ago. The trail started wirh a very stiff wind but we hoped it would be ok once we got to the boardwalk. We immediately enjoyed seeing...More

Thank bkimball
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it.. great groomed trail with a spectacular view ... we chose to stay on the same trail on our way back but you can go around and on a little rougher Trail. Would certainly do it again. ❤️

Thank Janie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have wanted to do the Skyline for a few years and finally did it this summer! The trail is easy, accessible and takes under an hour one way, depending on how fast you walk in. Benches along the way, it's a well groomed trail....More

Thank cutecapers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It takes a few hours to hike the trail if you go at a reasonable pace. There is a loop option, if short on time, skip the loop and save a good 45 minutes and go out and back on the trail to the left....More

Thank Daryl F
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September 18, 2018|
Response from dinah1Dublin | Reviewed this property |
This was our situation also, Joreader. However we were touring in NS for a week so contracted a company to guide & drive. There’s no public transport that I could see but the excellent Visitor Centre at the trailhead will be... More
July 26, 2018|
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Response from LikeItsMyJob |
TripAdvisor has this trail in the wrong part of Cape Breton. Do not use the TA map to find this trail! It’s an awesome walk, though - be sure to Google it.
Emily T
July 25, 2018|
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Response from southbargirl1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m so late answering no it’s on the French Mountain between Cheticamp and Pleasant Bay.