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“Easy hike and amazing views!”
Review of Skyline Trail

Skyline Trail
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Reviewed November 15, 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 was not the best weather, very overcast, extremely windy and it was raining for a good half of our hike. The trail is pretty easy and if I recall, it was around 9km. All the poor conditions aside, when we reached the main lookout, none of it mattered, the view was absolutely stunning, the steps that you walk down make you feel like you could touch the ocean. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Cape Breton Island, it was the highlight of our trip and we visited New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I.

2  Thank Jessica T
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Reviewed November 9, 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
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Reviewed November 9, 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
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Reviewed November 5, 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 and level of difficulty.
Approximately six-miles long, the Skyline Trail is very gentle with beautiful views. It starts in woodland on a path lined with ferns that had turned a beautiful copper color. Many of the walkers we passed had seen moose up close but unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) we did not see any. After walking a couple of miles, you come to the skyline trail which is a boardwalk along the ocean, absolutely breathtaking with many spots for photos and views of the rocky coast. The Skyline Trail is very popular but I highly recommend it.

2  Thank egslade
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Reviewed October 19, 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 counterclockwise for better views and we did that and liked it. The actual look out point is stunning!! Weather was clear for us but apparently not worth it if it's foggy as it was the prior day. We hoped to see a moose but no such luck :(

2  Thank ebazinga
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