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Address: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada
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My boyfriend and I chose to do this hike at sunset-it did not take too long to get to the amazing views (approx 30 mins)! The trails are very well indicated and it is a relatively... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Meghan S
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I chose to do this hike at sunset-it did not take too long to get to the amazing views (approx 30 mins)! The trails are very well indicated and it is a relatively easy hike--families of all ages were hiking with us. Bring a camera and a small flashlight for the return trip. We did not plan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time to enjoy the scenery and nature at her finest. Relaxing vistas with peaceful tranquility.

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Thank Donna R
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a circular trail that leads to phenomenal views of the ocean. On the main trail it takes about 20 - 30 minutes to get to the main viewing areas and the hike is quite easy, so it would be doable for families with kids, elderly members. If you do have members of your party that are quite young... More 

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Arviat, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this hike towards the evening, so got some great sunset light on the way back and at the lookout. It is true that the most dramatic and spectacular view is at the end, overlooking the ocean, but the hike is through some great forested areas with chances to see wildlife. I really enjoyed being in the forest. We... More 

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Thank Keith C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

It was extremely busy and very hot when we did this walk in July last year. The view is worth the walk but after you have seen the main viewpoint, there is not much else to see. Unfortunately, we did not see any wildlife when we visited (probably too busy!). I would recommend just going back the same way rather... More 

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2 Thank Margaret H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

A must go-again place. The view is unforgettable. And when I showed friends the photos I took there, they all say that's unbelievable, but I know the real feel when you stand on that spot overthere is much better.

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Thank Yi Z
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Every time we go to the Cape we have to go to the Highlands and hike the Skyline Trail. The approximately 4 1/2 mile round trip is relatively easy with smooth trail surface and gentle slopes. We always see something new each time we hike it and almost always see Moose, Eagles, Spruce Grouse and occasionally a Bear. The reward... More 

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3 Thank Fred F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the skyline trail on our trip to the east coast this September. We had only planned for a couple nights on Cape Breton Island so we had planned to do the trail the last day we were there, unfortunately it was not the best weather, very overcast, extremely windy and it was raining for a... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

simply amazing! Easy hike/walk and quite rewarding once you reach the end. You get an amazing view of the coastal drive on one side and the ocean on the other. Cape Breton is a must!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Excellent trail...a must do. Moderate but leave a good 3 hours! Views spectacular and moose sightings very likely. Bring a camera!

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