Salt Mountain

Salt Mountain

(Also known as Whycocomagh Provincial Park)

Whycocomagh,
meaning “Head of the Waters” in Mi’kmaq, houses one of the nicest
mountaintop views on the Island. Salt Mountain is a short hike but
should not be mistaken for a simple stroll in the woods. Its steep climb
will take the breath away from even the most seasoned of hikers. And if
the hike itself doesn’t, I promise the view at the top will. People say
that there is a salt-water spring located at the top of Salt Mountain. 

The
trailhead is located in Whycocomagh Provincial Park, housing 75
campsites, a picnic area, and boat launch. The trail forms a figure
eight, and despite trail markers located on the occasional tree, is
slightly hard to find in spots along the way. As I stated before the
trail is steep but the view at the end is worth it. At the top of Salt
Mountain there are several look offs, which give sight to all four of
Cape Breton’s counties and a magnificent view of the Bras d’Or Lakes.

Isabelle
Stewart Farley donated this property in 1959, in memory of her brother
Hugh McLellan, killed in World War I. In fact at the top of the trail
you will find a bronze plaque commemorating the donation of the park.

Trail Type Mountain, Woodland, Camping
Elevation ???
Length 2.5km Return
Difficulty 4/5

Experiences Near By

Sail & Explore the Bras d’Or Lake UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Sail & Explore the Bras d’Or Lake UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

St. Peter’s Canal National Historic Site

St. Peter’s Canal National Historic Site

The Lakes Golf Club

The Lakes Golf Club

Old Grand Narrows Hotel B&B

Old Grand Narrows Hotel B&B