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Skyline Trail

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Great hike and great view!

We did this hike towards the evening, so got some great sunset light on the way back and at the... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Keith C
Arviat, Canada
Good hike but only one main view

It was extremely busy and very hot when we did this walk in July last year. The view is worth the... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Margaret H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“easy hike” (38 reviews)
“bring water” (13 reviews)
“longer loop” (11 reviews)
Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

We did this hike towards the evening, so got some great sunset light on the way back and at the lookout. It is true that the most dramatic and spectacular view is at the end, overlooking the ocean, but the hike is through some great...More

1  Thank Keith C
Reviewed 16 January 2017

It was extremely busy and very hot when we did this walk in July last year. The view is worth the walk but after you have seen the main viewpoint, there is not much else to see. Unfortunately, we did not see any wildlife when...More

6  Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 19 December 2016

A must go-again place. The view is unforgettable. And when I showed friends the photos I took there, they all say that's unbelievable, but I know the real feel when you stand on that spot overthere is much better.

Thank Yi Z
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Every time we go to the Cape we have to go to the Highlands and hike the Skyline Trail. The approximately 4 1/2 mile round trip is relatively easy with smooth trail surface and gentle slopes. We always see something new each time we hike...More

5  Thank Fred F
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the skyline trail on our trip to the east coast this September. We had only planned for a couple nights on Cape Breton Island so we had planned to do the trail the last day we were there, unfortunately it...More

2  Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 9 November 2016

simply amazing! Easy hike/walk and quite rewarding once you reach the end. You get an amazing view of the coastal drive on one side and the ocean on the other. Cape Breton is a must!

Thank Helene D
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent trail...a must do. Moderate but leave a good 3 hours! Views spectacular and moose sightings very likely. Bring a camera!

Thank mochachocalatte
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We walked the trail at the beginning of November. They were expanding the parking lot to deal with summer demand. Judging from the size of the new parking lot, this must be a very, very crowded trail at peak season! Most of the trail is...More

1  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We entered Cape Breton National Park at the Cheticamp entrance with plans to walk the Skyline Trail. The information center at the entrance of the park has a wonderful map available that lists all of the many hikes in the park along with their length...More

2  Thank egslade
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Two options here, walk in to the lookout point and walk back or walk the full loop. We walked the full loop, around 9km. It's a pretty easy trail in terms of terrain. We were told at the visitor info booth the hike the trail...More

2  Thank ebazinga
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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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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where you are camping.
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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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