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Everyone likes the Skyline trail

When we arrived with our trailer in the parking lot, we were amazed how much parking was available... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2017
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
Beautiful walk - do the long way round anti-clockwise

We were a bit concerned when we arrived as there seemed to be a lot of cars in the car park (off... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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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 October 8, 2017

When we arrived with our trailer in the parking lot, we were amazed how much parking was available here. The ones with trailers had to stay at the lowest parking lot. Cars could go and park nearby the trail. Most tourists took the short trail...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed October 8, 2017

We were a bit concerned when we arrived as there seemed to be a lot of cars in the car park (off season in October). When we got going on the trail it wasn't busy at all as we elected to do the longer loop,...More

1  Thank Tobers
Reviewed October 7, 2017

This was on my bucket list. Was not disappointed. Hiked the full loop,10 km. Would recommend just doing the 5 km. Terrain was really rough on the one trail. Not a lot to see. Could not take your eyes off the trail or you would...More

1  Thank cfielding_poco
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

My husband & I hiked the Skyline Trail twice during the last week of Sept. It was amazing! It was not a difficult hike/walk so I was happy about that! The weather was spectacular! The only disappointment was that we did not see any moose!...More

Thank Beth N
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Cool temps and bright sunshine found it ideal for hiking the Skyline Trail. Since I was a beginner hiker we decided to take the shorter route to the left. The walk way is level and not bad to walk with a round trip taking 3...More

1  Thank Colleen P
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Beautiful day to hike the Skyline Trail. We opted to do the backleg of the trail instead of the full loop. The terrain seemed smoother and had very few rocks compared to the full loop. Got to the coast and the actual boardwalk on the...More

3  Thank Joyce F
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

We had 1/2 day of fog during our recent visit to CBI and as luck would have it, it appeared the day we hiked the Skyline Trail. This is a very easy hike with level ground and boardwalks. Despite the fog & the fact we...More

1  Thank tashapVermont
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

The skyline trail is the trail you see all the photos of when you search for Cape Breton Highlands National Park online. The trailhead is definitely built up accommodate a large amount of hikers, with staff directing traffic and many way-finding signs. Many washrooms on...More

1  Thank Globetrotting_Lolo
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

We did this trail today because of all the hype. The views were very beautiful at boardwalk but there are much better hikes with much better views in Cape Breton. We did the White Point Trail the day before and that hike had a much...More

1  Thank xuehui
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

We booked the guided sunset hike. The Canadian weather meant there was never a glimpse of the sun.... neither did we see any moose. But Scott's insights and banter more than made up for any disappointment we might have felt. And I was touched by...More

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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.
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.