Hike 3 breathtaking summits in one day!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The 7th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge will take place on Saturday, July 16th, 2016. The event is held rain or shine. Twenty-four teams ( four members on a team) will have the opportunity to hiked three mountains in one day.  Teams can be mixed, all females and all males. This is not a timed event but a person challenge.  Each team will designate a captain, their leader. The captain will be responsible to prepare and plan his/her team for this event. Each team is responsible to have a first aid kit. This event is held in July and the weather can very hot, wet etc.

The three mountains you will hike in one day include Franey (1400 ft), Roberts Mountain (1126 ft) and Acadien (1200 ft).Total distance you will hike is 19.8 km.

The registration fee for 2016 event is $150.00 per team. Your registration fee includes one National Park pass per team, t-shirts for each team member, closing reception and door prizes. Your team will also receive newsletters preparing you for this event. You register your team and pay online. Registration is now closed for the 2016 event. All team spots have been filled. Thanks to all the teams for the great support. This is the earliest this event has been sold out.

The event begins at 7:00 am. at the Trail Head on Franey Mountain.  Here is what the itinerary looks like for the day.
a)  6:30 am.  Teams  will pick up their t-shirts, park pass, instructions at the trailhead at the start of the Franey Trail.
b)  7:00 am.  Teams start the event
c)  9:00 am. -10:00 am.  Teams arrive back at the Franey parking lot and head to the second peak Roberts Mountain, Pleasant Bay
d) 10:15 am. – 11:15 am.  Arrive in Pleasant Bay
e)  12:15 am. – 1:15 pm.   Hike Roberts Mountain,  eat lunch on top.
f)   1:00 pm. – 2:00 pm. Arrive in Cheticamp, begin hike up Acadien
g)  2:30 pm. – 5:00 pm.  Finishing hiking Acadien.
h)  4:00 pm. – 6:00 pm.  Closing reception.

Note:  All times for hikes and driving are approximate.

Below are group photos of most of the teams that participated in the 2015 event and each Peak.

 1st Peak – Money Point Light Photos
2nd Peak – Money Point Gulch Photos
3rd Peak – Franey Mountain Photos