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Our Island is renowned as a hiker’s paradise, a challenging beauty that demands exploration. Breathtaking landscapes await you on every Highland crest, low-tide beach, and serene trek through old-growth forest. Lose yourself in our wilderness. Discover our wild heart with each trail.

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Ghost Beach

Community: Port Hastings

Length: 7.5 km (4.7 mi) return Hiking Time: 2+hr Type of Trail: crushed stone, natural surface, rock Uses (no snow): walking, ATVs Uses (sno...


45.64817 -61.41278

Salt Mountain Trail

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Whycocomagh

Length: 9.5 km (5.9 mi) return Hiking Time: 3+hr Type of Trail: natural surface Uses (no snow): walking Uses (snow): snowshoeing Facilities:...


River Denys Mountain

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: River Denys

Length: 9 km (5.6 mi) return Hiking Time: 2+hrs Type of Trail: compacted earth Uses (no snow): walking, biking, horseback riding, ATVs Uses ...


45.86618 -61.31610999999999

Gull Cove Trail

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Gabarus

Length – 10.5km Hiking Time – 2-3 hours Difficulty – 3.5 Cell Service – No Trailhead GPS Reference: N 45°49’4...


45.827946 -60.1371762

Coxheath Hills Wilderness Trail

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney

Length: 10.3 km (6.4 mi) total Hiking Time: 2+hr Type of Trail: crushed stone, compacted earth, natural surface Uses (no snow): walking, bik...


46.076508 -60.29872899999999

Myles Doyle Falls

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: River Denys

Hiking Time – 25 minutes Difficulty – 2 Trailhead GPS Reference – 45°51’54.2″N 61°16’17.5″W Trai...


45.865034 -61.271517

Beulach Ban Falls

Regions: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Community: Aspy Bay

Watch the waterfalls in the Aspy Valley below you as the river winds its way to the Atlantic. The name “Beulach Ban” is Gaelic, ...


Framboise Beach

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Gabarus

Length: 8 km (5 mi) return Hiking Time: 2+hr Type of Trail: natural surface (sand) Uses (no snow): walking, ATVs Uses (snow): snowshoeing Fa...


45.70458 -60.32803

Capelin Cove

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Gabarus

Length:   16 km (10 mi) return Hiking Time:   4+hr Type of Trail:   compacted earth, natural surface Uses (no snow):   walking, ATVs...


45.69075 -60.34489

Robert's Mountain Trail

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Pleasant Bay

Roberts Mountain is a 3.9 kilometer out and back trail located near Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada that offers scenic views and is good f...


Gypsum Mine Quarry & Trail

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Chéticamp

Gypsum Mine Lake is a 2.6 kilometre out and back trail located near Cheticamp that is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used...


46.131252 60.194378
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