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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 Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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Acadian Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 82 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Chéticamp & Area

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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Skyline Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 822 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

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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Regions: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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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Beulach Ban Falls

Regions: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Community: North Highlands

Waterfall Season Selected Waterfall! Beulach Ban Falls Height: 21 m Distance (one way): 134 m Difficulty: Easy Elevation: 12 m Hiking Time: ...


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Bog Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 25 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

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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Clyburn Trail

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish & Area

Note: Infrastructure improvements in the park may cause delays or reduce services while we complete this important work. We appreciate ...


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Corney Brook Falls and Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 3 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Chéticamp & Area

Waterfall Season Selected Waterfall! Corney Brook Falls Height: 9 m Distance (one way): 3.1 km Difficulty: Easy Elevation: 140 m Hiking Tim...


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Fishing Cove Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 1530 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

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 c...


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Jack Pine Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 1530 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Note: Infrastructure improvements in the park may cause delays or reduce services while we complete this important work. We appreciate ...


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Jigging Cove Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 1530 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Birders and other nature lovers will enjoy the varied wildlife on this short relaxing trail, following the shoreline of a small man-made lak...


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Lone Shieling Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 39 Reviews

Regions: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Featuring 400-year-old sugar maple trees, the Grande Anse Valley is one of the largest old-growth hardwood forests in the Maritimes. As one ...


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