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Cape Breton Island is a hikers' paradise with 60+ trails that will take you to amazing Highland landscapes, pristine waterfalls, or along our beautiful coastline.

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Featured Hiking Experiences

River Denys Mountain

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: River Denys

Length:   9 km (5.6 mi) returnHiking Time:   2+hrsType of Trail:   compacted earthUses (no snow):   walking, biking, horseback riding, ATVsUses (snow):   snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, s...

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Salt Mountain Trail

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Whycocomagh

Length:   9.5 km (5.9 mi) return Hiking Time:   3+hrType of Trail:   natural surfaceUses (no snow):   walkingUses (snow):   snowshoeingFacilities:   outhouses, water, picnic tables, benche...

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Le vieux chemin du Cap-Rouge Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

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 Acadi...

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