Cheticamp Gypsum Mine Trail

Trail Information

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – 3.00 pm.

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The Cheticamp Gypsum Mine was in operation from 1908 to 1939.  Today it has become a popular hiking, and ATV trail that has a unique swimming hole. Don’t forget to take your swimming trunks or bathing suit.

Moosebait.com writeup and photos ( long Trail). 
Trailpeak write-up, photos on the  short trail.

Length : 3 km (1.9 mi) return,    Time:  3/4 of an hour to 1 hour.
Difficulty – 2B,
Trailhead:  Heading South on main street in Cheticamp  turn left on Barren Road past the NS Liquor Store & Post Office. Continue on Barren Road until you come to a Y intersection. Stay to right on Barren Forks Road until the end.  Turn left on Cheticamp Back Road. The Trailhead is about 6 minutes  from here. You will see a parking lot to the right and  two big boulders.