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Acadian Trail

Cheticamp Information Centre | Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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This is a tough trail. It climbs all the way up to 365 meters. However, there are some beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
CBNP makes it easy.

Great trail, easy walking, steep in places, benches occasionally, side trails for great views (and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JakenBake89
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Union Bridge, Maryland
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good33%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice hike” (5 reviews)
“coastal views” (2 reviews)
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Cheticamp Information Centre | Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada
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+1 902-224-2306
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a tough trail. It climbs all the way up to 365 meters. However, there are some beautiful scenic views. There were a lot of dead trees. Interestingly enough, I had no idea that dead trees could look so attractive. For those who are...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trail, easy walking, steep in places, benches occasionally, side trails for great views (and the occasional observation deck!), and a privy near the top. Good birding!

Thank JakenBake89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Cheticamp after lunch on a beautiful fall day. We decided to squeeze in a hike and are so happy we chose the Acadian Trail. We met a handful of hikers and enjoyed the summit to ourselves. This is a loop trail, we...More

Thank tashapVermont
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

moderately steep but a nice 5 mile hike with great scenery. Easy to follow directions and path. I would do again.

Thank T S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great trail with the same views as Skyline, but far fewer people and nice forest walk on a real trail.

Thank sonoita
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Great Hike up French Mountain on the Acadian Trail. We went up the right side of the trail - rooty and shaded along a babbling - there is a slow incline so moderate to difficult. We made some walking sticks from some birch bark branches...More

Thank 69cynthiab
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We needed something just like this after a horrible hike on the Skyline Trail. Thoroughly enjoyable circular walk from the Visitor Centre at Cheticamp that wasn’t at all busy even on a holiday weekend. It can be walked either way but we tackled the back...More

Thank DadandCab
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I knew this was going to be the highlight of our vacation to NS; it was all I expected; great scenery/views of the Atlantic Ocean, small fishing villages, mountainous and green; I would have rated higher but didn't expect so much road construction with dirt...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 17 August 2017

A great hike with a beautiful view at various lookout spots. Don't be put off by the 3-4 hours the give you as an idea, it took us just over 2. We wanted to do the Skyline trail first but couldn't, because we had two...More

Thank Jean-Pierre M
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is a must stop if you plan to be in the park a day or two. They have maps with all the trail information and also times and locations of the guided walks.

Thank Karen K
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