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Franey Mountain

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Dingwall, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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To be the greatest

There are two path to get to the top. I recommend to take the upper path on the map to climb up... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Koziro K
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The view makes it worth it!

According to the map it's one on the more difficult hikes in the area but with a bit of stamina it... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Jean-Pierre M
Zurich, Switzerland
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Dingwall, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

There are two path to get to the top. I recommend to take the upper path on the map to climb up then take the other path to climb down. It took about an hour and a half to climb up then another an hour...More

Thank Koziro K
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

According to the map it's one on the more difficult hikes in the area but with a bit of stamina it should be no problem. Except for the lower lookout spot at the top the path is never exposed or in any way dangerous. We...More

Thank Jean-Pierre M
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The caveat to this review is that my husband and I have done a lot of beautiful hikes. This hike didn't really impress us. The view from the top (there's only one viewpoint) is nice, but I'm not sure it's worth the hike up there...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Great hiking trail, going straight up to the peak of the mountain. Enjoyed every moment when I got to see the fantastic view from up on top. Definitely worth it.

Thank David B
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Warning, before you attempt this trail go to Main Street Restaurant & Bakery and buy yourself a reward treat...I suggest the apple pie. Franey trail is a true hike and you will be sweating and grunting your way up a mountain. However, you will be...More

1  Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This hike served some of the most amazing views that I have ever seen! The hike was not too difficult in my opinion, but the rest of my family did find it a bit difficult. We often hike, what made this hike more strenuous was...More

1  Thank sunsetch4ser
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We started the Franey Trail 7.4 km (4.6 mile) loop at 9:44 a.m. We were glad to have our trekking poles with us on this hike. It definitely lives up to its Difficult rating because of the steady uphill climb, steep sections, and rocky, root...More

5  Thank TNKaz
Reviewed 18 October 2016

After a bit of confusion at the start (2 trailheads at the same place, NOT as clearly marked) we finally got onto Franey Trail. Straight uphill via stone stairs; very pleasant, lovely views. Way down was on an access road and easier going. LONG

Thank FranOHIO
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Love the view from this mountain. We hiked the steepest route to the top, many steps but not bad. Saw two hawks on the trail.

Thank TheMalamute
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This trail is steep but only relative to the other nearby trails and is definitely doable by people in relatively good shape - no athletic prowess needed. The view at the top is spectacular so give yourself some time at the top to just "be."...More

1  Thank Maribeth A
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sharon s
26 April 2016|
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Response from CynthiaMargaret | Reviewed this property |
HI, Franey is very steep, not a long hike up maybe an hour or less with great views at the top. I dont recall 2 trails to take up, we hiked up the main trail and then took a very rocky riverbed type trail down because it was... More

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