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Skyline Trail

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Beautiful at sunset on a clear day!

Wife and I were going to do the guided sunset tour when we were in the area on 6/7, but found out... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Indianapolis, IN
We saw whales!

Beautiful! It's really a walk. There are a series of boardwalks that are spectacular for viewing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Average5%
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“easy hike” (32 reviews)
“bring water” (12 reviews)
“longer loop” (8 reviews)
Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wife and I were going to do the guided sunset tour when we were in the area on 6/7, but found out that the parks service hadn't started that yet. So we decided to do it on our own and boy, am I glad we...More

1  Thank Hoosier1960
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful! It's really a walk. There are a series of boardwalks that are spectacular for viewing. We saw whales below. It was exciting. Do the round loop. It's worth it.

Thank cachirulatravels
Reviewed 6 days ago

Did our own sunset hike. Didn't do the group hike that was led by Parks Canada. Started probably just over an hour before the sun set. Took the shorter way to the viewpoints and longer way back. Stupid idea though. We left before the sun...More

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basic hike for a nice view at the end. Quite buggy for the beginning of June. If your end goal is to get a great photo then this is the trail for you.

1  Thank Pinkdresses
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hike with great views. Trail is very even and has several benches for those of us in need. There is even two restrooms on the trail. We saw moose with a calf which was rare for the time of day. Tips: bring extra water...More

Thank sam61554
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trail didn't offer much to see for the 40 minutes each way. The view at the end is amazing but if there is heavy fog there might not be much to see. We went just before sunset and I was disappointed because the clouds...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked straight in along with most others. We planned to do the loop around to return, but that trail looked very rough with big rocks and roots so we took the original groomed trail back. Even folks with a wheelchair were able to do...More

1  Thank Gerri B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy trail for everyone. First you walk through the woods with almost no views to the main view point. It takes you 30 minutes. The viewpoint is a wooden boardwalk that takes you approx 500m into a mountain ridge. Yes - the...More

1  Thank Sulami79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This trail is great, we done it in may, will try it again once there is more color on trees. fairly easy walk, roughly and hour both ways. The shorter way is suitable for a stroller, but once you get to end there's a boardwalk...More

Thank cathylovesthesun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favourite hiking trails. Wish we saw moose this time, but we saw a tremendous amount of wildlife and beauty. Can't wait to return. My hope is that they continue to keep this gem clean and pristine. Considering the parking lot has been...More

Thank KennO555
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Ilivetoeat e
what is the nearest tent campground to the trail for a camp/hike excursion? maybe something with a view?
12 June 2017|
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Response from Sulami79 | Reviewed this property |
You have also campgrounds in Cheticamp (some of those enjoy a bay view) and Pleasant Bay.
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Eleanor C
Where do we pick up SkylineTrail? I see much about it but not how to find it.
2 June 2017|
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Response from Deb N | Reviewed this property |
The skyline trail is located just off the cabot trail at the north west aspect of Cape Breton Island.
Paul R
How long does it take to walk this trail?
26 May 2017|
Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
About 1/2 hour each way, at a leisurely pace.