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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.

Hiking in Cabot Trail

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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, ...


Lantern Walk Through Time

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish Beach

As the darkness creeps in, listen for the haunting sounds of the night. Step into the past and become spellbound by the tales of this place,...


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Seeing in the Dark

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Explore the night in a place where it truly gets dark. Learn tips and tricks for using your senses to peek under the cover of night. A symph...


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...


Go Wild!

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Choose your own guided adventure to discover the Cape Breton Highlands National Park’s secrets. Awake your senses as you explore remote wa...


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Tenerife Mountain

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Bay St. Lawrence

Tenerife Peak, also known as Theodore Fricker Mountain, is a hidden gem on Cape Breton Island, the trailhead is located between the villages...


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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...


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Skyline Sunset Hike

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Note: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada places will be different than it has been in the past. The health and safety o...


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Gairloch Mountain Falls

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Middle River

Difficulty: Moderate GPS Coordinates: N46 07.696 W60 58.636 Take first left Gairloch Mountain Rd. Drive on the logging road for approximatel...


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