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If I remember correctly this trail is marked as hard but for someone in their early 30's whose fit... read more

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New York City, New York
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After a short drive off the main highway we parked and set off on the round trip of approx 7.5km... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Cape Breton Highlands, Dingwall, Nova Scotia, Canada
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All reviews the loop great hike steep climb cape breton highlands national park wooden steps worth the effort beautiful view main trail easier hike my husband and i points viewpoint descent map lookout peak pathway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I remember correctly this trail is marked as hard but for someone in their early 30's whose fit, I'd say it was more on the intermediate scale. I had read reviews before going and decided not to do the loop. We went up to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

After a short drive off the main highway we parked and set off on the round trip of approx 7.5km. After a start on a well marked shingle pathway after a approx 1.5km the climb takes on a different element with a combination of rocks,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

I have not done much hiking in the Cabot trail (only 4) but this one was my favorite. A fair challenge and a nice view on top. I have done the loop but would recommend just to do the viewpoint and back as the rest...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019

Went up the steep but excellent main trail. Well worth the effort for the views at the top. We took the fire road down, which was uneventful and we did not see wildlife (or other people). This was among our favourite hikes.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JoshuaT839
Reviewed July 6, 2019

We hauled our bike to Cape Breton to experience the roads, mountains and WOW what a cruise! We had chilly weather and sunny skies, and we were thrilled to have experienced this ride, finally!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Janice V
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Can be a bit steep (For Southern Calfornians - if you have hiked Echo Mountain, you can do this) but the trail path is gorgeous, you don't really mind it and did not feel dangerous - the views up top are so worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SavvyTraveller3
Reviewed September 18, 2018

It's a steep 4km uphill with wooden steps to assist along the trail.then it's a gentle slope going down. It's a sunny hike so make sure you have sunscreen, hat and water! As you peak the top make sure you look behind for views too....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 5000traveller
Reviewed September 8, 2018

My husband and I had limited time so this was one of two hikes we chose. This hike took us three hours but the we also ate lunch at the top. This hike is rated hard and I can see why. The 4km trail in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bleuberrie
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We did this hike in 30 degree weather, but so worth it! 7.5km return..easy to follow trail with wooden platforms to walk on as well. The view is amazing!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank courtneymU3075OP
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This was a pretty steep climb. The views were okay. The river was dried out so we didn't have a chance to see that. The day we went it was pouring rain and the rocks and the stairs became even more slippery which was very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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sharon s
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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