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Backpacking & Wilderness Camping Listings

Cape Mabou Highlands

Region: Ceilidh Trail Community: Mabou

Length:   30+km (18.8+mi) totalHiking time:   1-8+hrType of Trail:   natural surface, compacted earthUses (no snow):   walking, biking*, ATVs*Uses (snow):   snowmobiling*, snowshoeingFacilit...

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Ceilidh Coastal Trail (part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)

Region: Ceilidh Trail Community: Troy

Length: 22 km (13.75 mi) – Canso Canal to Chisholm’s Brook, Long Point (linear)Cell Service: YesDogs Permitted: On Leash Trail Surface: natural, beach cobble, hard surface, gravelThe Ceilidh Coas...

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Celtic Shores Coastal Trail

Region: Ceilidh Trail Community: Port Hastings

Length:   90.0 km (56.25 mi) – one wayType of Trail:   Crushed stone, natural surfaceUses (no snow):   walking, biking, horseback riding, ATVsUses (snow):   snowshoeing, cross-country skiing...

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Chestico Trail (part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)

Region: Ceilidh Trail Community: Port Hood

Length: 17 km (10.5 mi) – Little Judique Harbour to Zutphen Farm Southwest Mabou River (linear)Cell Service: YesDogs Permitted: On Leash Trail Surface: Very good, crushed gravel surfacing for appro...

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Coxheath Hills Wilderness Trail

Region: Fleur-De-Lis, Marconi Trail, Metro CB Community: Sydney

Length:   10.3 km (6.4 mi) total Hiking Time:   2+hrType of Trail:   crushed stone, compacted earth, natural surfaceUses (no snow):   walking, biking*Uses (snow):   snowshoeing, cross-countr...

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Fishing Cove Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

You are 355 metres (1165 feet) above sea level! Hike from the top of the mountain about 6 kilometres down to a small ocean cove and grassy clearing - the only designated wilderness camp site in the pa...

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Inverness Shean Trail (part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)

Region: Ceilidh Trail Community: Inverness

Length: 16km (9.94mi) – Blackstone to Inverness (linear)Cell Service: YesDogs Permitted: On Leash Trail Surface: natural and gravelThe Inverness Shean Trail section of the Celtic Shores Coastal Tra...

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Judique Flyer Trail (part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)

Region: Ceilidh Trail Community: Judique

Length: 19 km (12 mi) – Chisholm’s Brook, Long Point to Little Judique Harbour (linear)Cell Service: YesDogs Permitted: On Leash Trail Surface: natural, gravel, ten decked trestles The Judique F...

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Lowland Cove Loop – Meat Cove

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Meat Cove

Length:   16 km (10 mi) returnHiking Time:   5+hrType of Trail:   natural surface, compacted earthUses (no snow):   walking, biking, horseback riding, ATVsUses (snow):   cross-country skiing...

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Mabou Rivers Trail (part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)

Region: Ceilidh Trail Community: Mabou

Length: 19.6 km (12.2 mi) - Zutphen Farm Southwest Mabou River to Blackstone (linear)Cell Service: YesDogs Permitted: On Leash Trail Surface: The first 4 km are unsurfaced; the tread becomes excellen...

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