Skyline Trail

Trail Information

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 – 5:30 pm.

This sunset hike will provides a dramatic headland cliff overlooking the rugged coast from the end of this level trail. You can enjoy an eagle’s view of the Cabot Trail as it winds its way down the mountain – vehicles look like toys. Watch for whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence from the viewing decks. Moose, bald eagles, bears and numerous boreal birds live in this habitat. Be cautious with children around the cliffs and give moose a wide berth. The headland plants are very fragile and easily damaged by trampling, so stay on the boardwalk. This trail has undergone extensive work to protect the environment from the impact of thousands of hikers. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp for the hike back out to the parking lot along with your camera for some sunset pictures.

Time/Distance: 4 hrs / 7.4 km

Difficulty Rating: 2B-C

Trail head/Starting Point:
Looking for Skyline Trail sign around French Mountain. Meet in parking lot.

Skyline Trail Map (Cape Breton Highlands National Park) – DOWNLOAD PDF
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