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A must-do hike

It’s not a visit to Cape Breton without doing the skyline trail. They keep developing it every year... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kassandraandmihael
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Cavtat, Croatia
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Best trail ever

Ocean, mountain and winding road. You have them all in one place. Stunning view! Must see. Easy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lilly_J1999
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Ontario, Canada
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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 2 days 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
Thank kassandraandmihael
Reviewed 3 days 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
Thank Lilly_J1999
Reviewed 4 days 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
Thank JL9382
Reviewed 1 week 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
Thank 124oliviau
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views were breathtaking and great photo opportunities. We were a little apprehensive because you can see the trail from the road and it looks narrow and really high but once you are out there it isn’t as intimidating. Definite see on the Cabot Trail!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank BeckyM40_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the full loop with the skyline view. In total this was about 9km or just over 5miles. Nice way to break up all the driving. Incredible view!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Blugal78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good trail for strollers, but there are steps on a section that will take you down part of the mountain. It's an open area, about 270 steps (they weren't bad coming up! Lots of rest stops along the way!) and very windy.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Holly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trail that's relatively easy because you essentially start at the top of the mountain. It's an easy drive to the parking area at the trailhead. It's a large parking area but you may still have some trouble finding a place to park. When we...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dick T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the planning of our trip to Nova Scotia, the Skyline Trail was what my wife anticipated the most. It did not disappoint at all, quite the contrary. The description panels throughout the trail were very helpful and informative. The vistas by the sea were...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Paul E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the time and go do this trail. We have children 10 & 7 and they managed just fine. The view that you get at the end is unreal. It was 9.5km To complete the entire loop. It took us about two hours.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Jessica B
August 16, 2019|
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Response from 673uef | Reviewed this property |
Yes, not sure if the parking lot is open though but trail is nice
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Stephanie S
March 24, 2019|
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Response from bkimball | Reviewed this property |
Yes, an hour should be good.
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