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Le vieux chemin du Cap-Rouge Trail


18278 Cabot Trail

902-224-2306

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Highlights

Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada-administered places may be different than it has been in the past.

Please visit pc.gc.ca/ns and follow Parks Canada’s social media channels for information and updates on the status of all Parks Canada-administered places. 

Overview

Follow the route of the old Cabot Trail from Trout Brook as it gently climbs to a ridge midway up Jerome Mountain, offering views of the Atlantic along the entire length of this trail. Traces of Acadian history abound, with foundations of an old school and of former residents’ houses along the trail. The old wharf at La Bloc is also visible at various points on the journey. Your efforts will be rewarded at the final look-off featuring spectacular views of Presqu’île and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. An exhibit at the look-off provides further information on the families who used to live here.

Trailhead: On the Cabot Trail across from Trout Brook
Significant Features: Acadian history, ocean view
Length: 8.8 km (5.5 mi) return
Time: 2–3 hours
Elevation: 40–110 m (130–360 ft)
Long, gentle climb. Suitable for most skill levels.
Trail Rating: Easy

GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 46.714762 Long: -60.933245

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; park entry fee applies. Check in at the Parks Canada visitor centres in Chéticamp (16 Visitor Centre Rd., 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 designated trails and 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 and on the Parks Canada website.

– Recreational drone use is prohibited within the national park for the safety of wildlife and other visitors.

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