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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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Acadian Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 81 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Chéticamp

Climb 365 metres above the Chéticamp River for panoramic views of the Acadian coastline, the Chéticamp river valley and the park’s h...


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Franey Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 59 Reviews

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

You climb up and up and your reward is at the top! Large flat rocks give you a nice place to sit and enjoy the 360-degree views of the entir...


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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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Live Life in Tents

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Trip Advisor Rating 12 Reviews

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Margaree

Offering 14 unserviced campsites as well as 6 fully supplied glamping (glamorous camping) options. All sites come with their own fire pit an...


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Skyline Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 812 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

A dramatic headland cliff overlooks the rugged coast from the end of this level trail. You can enjoy an eagle’s view of the Cabot Tra...


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Aspy Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 1 Reviews

Regions: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

This trail meanders along the Aspy fault, through an Acadian and mixed forest. As nature reclaims land once used for farming and logging, a ...


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Benjie’s Lake Trail

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

On the plateau at the top of French Mountain, this trail crosses wet barrens and evergreen forests typical of the highlands, ending at a sma...


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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, ...


Bog Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 25 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

In keeping with Parks Canada’s mandate to protect the natural environment, a boardwalk keeps your feet dry as you walk while preventin...


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Branch Pond Look-off Trail

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

The trail explores Acadian, boreal and taiga land regions and leads to a viewpoint offering an impressive view of the Atlantic coast and the...


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