Salmon Pools Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Salmon Pools Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Contact

Phone 902-224-2306

Website parkscanada.gc.ca

Region: Cabot Trail
Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Ideal for a fitness walk or a stroll, this level trail follows the bottom of the Chéticamp river canyon with cliffs almost 400 metres (1300 ft.) high towering above. The First Pool is about 3.6 km up the Chéticamp River. The trail narrows and continues to Chance Pool where polished exposed bedrock makes a great location for a picnic. At the Second Pool the trail narrows to the Third Pool which marks the end of the trail. Watch for Atlantic salmon in the deeper pools. Mountain bikes are permitted, but there are rough sections. Listen for barred owls at dusk.

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