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We took this 5.7 mile hike after doing the Middle Head Hike. I must say, the Middle Head trail was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ginny Z
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Watch for early AM fog.

Great trail, really simple with a wide path. You have one decision to make - left or right. We were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
tomgordon2016
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Canberra, Australia
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park | GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead : Lat: 46.737691 Long: -60.880377, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took this 5.7 mile hike after doing the Middle Head Hike. I must say, the Middle Head trail was much more interesting with spectacular coastal views. The Skyline Trail didn't wow us so much. It seemed monotonous after the first couple miles. The scenery...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great trail, really simple with a wide path. You have one decision to make - left or right. We were told you can see most everything you want to by going left. It is open again after Dorian and the parks folks were cleaning up...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went on this hike starting at 3pm and we were two adults and two kids (2.5 yr old and 6 month old). We took 2 strollers. The whole loop (8km) and the boardwalk trail took us 4.5hrs hours (keeping in mind we stopped for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Skyline Trail should not be missed! I am so happy that I did this trail with my hubby on our recent trip to Cape Breton! It should not be missed by anyone who can still walk. I found it a pretty easy trail and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting the National Park, this is the trail to do. Very easy with no big hills nor obstacles, I even saw people pushing baby strollers in this trail. Very beautiful views at the tip! I definately recommend this trail to anyone!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are a little less crowds and they have the stomach of adventurers when it is windy outside. It was intensely windy on the day we went with a tropical storm cyclone expected to hit. The hike itself is lovely. We recommend the counter clockwise...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank worktotravel14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s not a visit to Cape Breton without doing the skyline trail. They keep developing it every year making it more accessible. The gravel path goes 90 percent of the trail now. We love hiking this trail in hopes of seeing the moose. We have...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank kassandraandmihael
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ocean, mountain and winding road. You have them all in one place. Stunning view! Must see. Easy walk. Saw a big moose next to the trail, got very close, less than 20 feet away.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Lilly_J1999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far one of the most popular, if not THE, most popular trail in the park. None of the other trails we did had even remotely as many people as this one. There are restrooms at the beginning of the trail and benches...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank JL9382
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The majority of the walk is through a forest without much of a view, however at the end when you go on the boardwalk, the view is worth the wait. We took the shorter version of the trail and it took us about 2 hours....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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dtjb123
September 14, 2019|
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Response from tomgordon2016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think it is telling you to bike through the car park, which is about 500m long. There is then part of the trail that is smooth fine gravel. I am not sure if you can ride that part though. It will probably have a few... More
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Fritz L
September 10, 2019|
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Hi Fritz, We were able to buy the permits the day before at the visitor centre-not the ticket booth. If not, there was still quite a lot of parking available. Happy hiking, Tom
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