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Address: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Just stopped by briefly this past October

Just visited briefly this past October - Now, whenever I am in Cape Breton I stop by to say a quick prayer for Taylor. The Trail is very manageable for hiking and, if you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Terry F
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just visited briefly this past October - Now, whenever I am in Cape Breton I stop by to say a quick prayer for Taylor. The Trail is very manageable for hiking and, if you take proper precautions and travel in groups you should be safe as regards wildlife. Just remember, you are visiting THEIR home terrain. If you want an... More 

Thank Terry F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I that has not already been said. You will not regret this vacation. It will be a memory you can share forever. Take it slow and stop everywhere you can to absorb the beautiful surrounding.

Thank Rick C
Westborough, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this trail twice as it poured rain the first day. It is an easy hike. We did a loop taking the shorter way there and on way back we saw a moose and 2 babies which was thrilling. The view of the ocean cannot be beat. But be careful as in high winds can be dangerous. We also... More 

Thank colry2
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

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 

1 Thank Meghan S
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Reviewed March 11, 2017

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

Thank Donna R
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

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 

4 Thank Michael M
Arviat, Canada
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Reviewed February 23, 2017

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 

1 Thank Keith C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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 

5 Thank Margaret H
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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.

Thank Yi Z
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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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 

4 Thank Fred F

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