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Skyline Trail

Cape Breton Highlands National Park | GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead : Lat: 46.737691 Long: -60.880377, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Incredible views, wonderful trail.

We walked this trail our first day in Cheticamp and it was spectacular. The loop was closed but we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Layla13
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Chantilly, Virginia
The Skyline Trail could be rated for wheelchair travel

Seriously, this "trail" was practically a sidewalk most of the way to the end of the trail. Note... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vermonter132
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Hancock, Vermont
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“easy hike” (39 reviews)
“long loop” (8 reviews)
“longer loop” (12 reviews)
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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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"easy hike"
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"long loop"
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"longer loop"
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"bring water"
in 13 reviews
"rabbit"
in 6 reviews
"cow moose"
in 11 reviews
"shorter route"
in 6 reviews
"great hike"
in 21 reviews
"parking area"
in 9 reviews
"take your breath away"
in 7 reviews
"hour hike"
in 6 reviews
"views are amazing"
in 7 reviews
"cape breton national park"
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"two hours"
in 11 reviews
"gravel road"
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"parks canada"
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"take your time"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked this trail our first day in Cheticamp and it was spectacular. The loop was closed but we got to walk to the point. We took lots of pictures and can't wait to have some enlargements. The day was sunny but chilly. Dress for...More

1  Thank Layla13
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Seriously, this "trail" was practically a sidewalk most of the way to the end of the trail. Note that the "loop" trail was closed for repairs, but the leg to the water was open.

Thank Vermonter132
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn’t complete this trail as we started late had two small children and it was COLD and breezy would be an understatement. But...... we basically had the trail to ourselves and did make it to the observation tower in the moose exclosure. Would love...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must for all travellers, the Sky Line Trail. It’s a great trail, easy walking and suitable for all age groups who love walking. It is a long walk for small children so the use of carriers or back packs would be good. The scenery...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the walk, my wife and did the entire trail recommend setting aside 3 to 4hrs to do it right.

Thank 1984gn
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is breath taking, it doesn’t get any more beautiful. It is very easy to walk with no tree roots to stumble on, and very well marked. You won’t regret it if you do it! So worth the walk.

Thank mamamiatia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an easy hike with terrific views at the end. Part of the loop was closed, but you can still get in a great hike. It's also interesting to see how the park is trying to protect the vegetation from all the moose in the...More

Thank Denise R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the longer loop was closed, probably for trail maintenance, but the straight out and back walk is stunning. While it is classified as an easy hike, it is almost all downhill to the end viewpoint which means all uphill coming back. Not a big...More

1  Thank SportsFanforlife
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was alittle foggy to start...by the time we reached the boardwalk the fog had lifted and the view was amazing. Even saw a storm rolling in over the gulf. Didn’t see anything big just a few birds, a rabbit and a couple grouse.

Thank cya78
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

I echo the reviews that this is a trail that offers amazing views. For very little effort, you are rewarded with some crazy beautiful scenery that typically requires difficult hiking or scrambling. We went around sunset, and it was less busy and the lighting was...More

2  Thank KTYYC
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happytravell0r
February 28, 2018|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't go before mid-May.
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jeanettecadogan
November 5, 2017|
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Response from rogerl251 | Reviewed this property |
I think so, when I first did it, it was mid-Oct.
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