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32816 & 32845 Cabot Trail, Neil's Harbour

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This scenic ocean-hugging trail has some closed sections. It is currently open from the Neil’s Harbour end as far as Neil’s Harbour Beach and on the Black Brook end as far as the Jack Pine Trail connection. For a longer hike, continue on the Jack Pine Trail.

Trailheads (2): At Black Brook and Halfway Brook, near Neil’s Harbour 

Significant Feature: Atlantic coastline, headlands 

Length: north end 2.5 km (1.5 mi) return, south end 2 km (1.2 mi) return

Hiking Time:

Elevation: 0–45 m (0–150 ft.)

Short climbs. Rocky, rugged sections. Trail crosses boulder beaches.
Trail Rating: Moderate

GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 46.778569 Long: -60.332248
Lat: 46.807398 Long: -60.344756

Park is open year-round but full visitor services are only available from mid-May until mid-October. A park pass is required for hiking or use of other services in the park; a park entry fee applies. Check in at the Parks Canada Visitor Centres in Chéticamp (16 Visitor Centre Road, situated on the west side of the park) or in Ingonish (37637 Cabot Trail, on the east side of the park) to obtain passes, information on visitor safety and any other information you may need, including a trail location map.

For your comfort and safety:
– Do not approach, disturb or feed wild animals.
– Take along appropriate clothing – rapid weather changes often occur on the plateau or along the coast.
– Carry water with you, especially for longer trails, climbs or open barrens.
– Bring insect repellent as black flies and mosquitoes are common all summer.
– Mountain bikes are permitted only where indicated, for public safety and protection of the environment.
– Stay on boardwalks to protect fragile vegetation.
– Do not throw food or scraps along the trails or roads.
– Read “Keep it Wild, Keep it Safe” brochure, available at park visitor centres.

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