Trail Information

Friday, September 15, 2017 – 10:00 am.

Climb 366 metres in 3 hours. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Clyburn Valley and Middlehead. Hike through mixed woods to a cliff-top look off providing breathtaking views of the Clyburn Valley and the surrounding highlands, extending ridge upon ridge into the distance. You are in the domain of ravens and eagles and they can sometimes be seen below you, soaring among the walls and buttresses of the cliffs.

Time/Distance: 3 – 4 hrs / 7.4 kms (4.6 mi)

Difficulty Rating: 4C

Trail head/Starting Point:
Drive north from the Ingonish Beach campground for 1.5 km, past the church and golf course and over the Clyburn bridge. Take the next left at Franey Trail sign. Continue on this road from pavement to a gravel road up the hill for about km to the trailhead & parking lot. Civic address – 230 Franey Road

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