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Skyline Trail

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Easiest trail to see the best

It took us 45 minutes to reach the lookout in the furthest west to the cliff (make 2 left turns at... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shiva_Dragon
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Breathtaking

So much has been said about this hike before I won't add too much except to say - do it! Easy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
chunk1974
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Ottawa
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“easy hike” (35 reviews)
“bring water” (12 reviews)
“longer route” (8 reviews)
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It took us 45 minutes to reach the lookout in the furthest west to the cliff (make 2 left turns at the forks). Walking back is a little uphill so a little longer. This is an easy trail so it's suitable for children and even...More

Thank Shiva_Dragon
Reviewed 2 days ago

So much has been said about this hike before I won't add too much except to say - do it! Easy hike with well maintained pathways. The view at the end is absolutely worth the walk. It was one of most beautiful things I have...More

Thank chunk1974
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you travel to Cape Breton, you definitely have to take the time to walk the skyline trail. Located at 19685 Cabot Trail, Cape Breton. The address is strange as it didn't correspond to the location. Just look for the skyline trail, between Cheticamp and...More

Thank Marco D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The views from the endpoint of ths trail are well worth the time it takes to get there: 3 hrs return if you fo the full loop; 2 hrs return if you walk out to the end then return the same way. Part boardwalk, part...More

Thank dihnontourist
Reviewed 3 days ago

The view from the end of this trail is one of the reasons we came here to Cape Breton Island NP, so expectations were high. We weren't let down. The view is tremendous. A few things that we learned- come early. We arrived at the...More

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a comfortable hike for all ages. We took the easier one as we had a little one. If you want to see a moose take the more challengingly one amongst the two loops. Multiple people saw a cow and calf. The hike goes...More

Thank Arch L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We showed up around 10am on the holiday Monday and choose to do the long hike (9km+)...it was very worth it! The longer loop offers a handful of beautiful look offs where you can sit and enjoy the view. The long loop has a rougher...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Didn't want to miss this as I had read it was the best walk in the park. The lookout at the end (with many levels; you can walk down and down and down) is spectacular and would be especially great at sunset or late afternoon....More

Thank Traveler918
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you park and start the trail you will cmne to the Y forks, ppl usually take the shorter left trail and then on their way back either stick to that same side again (its wheels accessible) or make the loop with the other side....More

Thank Deena_h20
Reviewed 1 week ago

This seems to be the most popular hike in the Park. As we were there in June there was no problem with crowds. This is a flat hike which would be good for kids of all ages. There is not much to see until you...More

Thank Sylvia A
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Ilivetoeat e
11 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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Eleanor C
1 June 2017|
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Response from Mrsminiver13 | Reviewed this property |
It's near the town of Petit Etang it's more like a little community actually not too far from the western entrance of the highlands national park, hope this helps.
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