We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Review Highlights
A great walk

A really great walk with fantastic views. One star off because there need to be rangers ensuring... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pollyoppy
,
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Fantastic hiking trail

We hiked the full loop during our visit here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The views all along the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ChitchatCanada
,
Canada
Read all 744 reviews
  
Reviews (744)
Filter reviews
683 results
Traveler rating
503
133
42
2
3
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
503
133
42
2
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews easy hike bring water long loop longer loop shorter route cow moose beautiful hike fabulous views parking area take your breath away bug spray two hours board walk cape breton national park parks canada take your time nova scotia
Filter
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 683 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really great walk with fantastic views. One star off because there need to be rangers ensuring that people heed the signs and stay on the path to ensure the flora is not damaged. Very popular and easy therefore very busy.

Thank pollyoppy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked the full loop during our visit here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The views all along the trail are enjoyable but I have to say the views from the boardwalk were the best! It was very windy when we walked down to the end of the boardwalk, which was pretty scary given there are no side rails to hang on to, but my time here wouldn't have been complete without having walked the full trail.
We didn't see any big wildlife during our hike but the incredible views from this trail more than made up for it.
This is a must-do experience if you enjoy nature walks and are visiting CBI.
Note: the only washrooms we saw on this trail were the ones near parking lot.

Thank ChitchatCanada
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are 2 paths, one is much longer than the other. At the end of the path there are many flights of stairs that you can go down and get magnificent photos. Bring water and bug spray, there is a portable washroom along the trail. Do not start the trail near dusk or you will be walking back in the dark.

Thank Christine B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an easy 30 minutes walk up to the lookout! The view is stunning and it's a very nice place to take pics of Cape Breton Island!

Thank HenniTravels
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our favourite trail. 9 odd kilometres of exceptional views and it was well maintained. There are a couple of rougher patches but easy for experienced hikers. A large fenced in area showed the difference that moose make in that area. Make sure to take binoculars...

Thank tripper045
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked the entire loop of the trail on an exceptionally windy day in October. We walked first on the west side (the side with boardwalks, easier) then looped to the east side (rocks, a bit more difficult). It took us fit people over two hours because of the wind that day. And speaking of wind...no one could actually go down to the boardwalk overlooks because anyone who tried was (seriously!) being blown over. I've never experienced anything quite like that. I'm sure the trail is great for the overlooks, which we couldn't do, but the rest was "eh".

Thank Bee778
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Four of us set out early in the morning to tackle the Sky Line Trail.After an hour and a half drive we were finally there.We started our journey with vim and vigor, and before I go farther ended up the same way !!What a magnificent trail, we took the long way around and enjoyed every step. The stairs half way around had a panoramic view in all directions. We saw ,a moose, spruce partridge and one squirrel Altoghter we spent around 3 hours looking, and picture taking . We are just waiting until it opens again as the Moose are in rut and too aggressive at this time of the year so it is closed until further notice. When it reopens we will be on our way for another adventure. If you do not want to do the long way around just do the short walk . You will not be disappointed. Time and energy ,well spent.

2  Thank jandajessome
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 11, 2018

An easy walk to a breathtaking view, lots of stairs, but you don't have to climb them to enjoy the sights. We were warned not to go if there was fog- good advice. No moose.

Thank Kathy S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This trail was better than our already high expectations. We heard that it can be quite crowded during the summer months, but we visited in mid-September, and while we ran into numerous other hikers, it did not feel a bit crowded. We saw moose twice while hiking (they were rather close to us but didn't pay any attention to us). Be sure to take binoculars as you may see whales! We saw many pilot whales and it was great to be able to sit on the benches at the platforms and view the feeding whales! We hiked straight out and back and did not do the trail that take off to the right on the way out. Even so, we spent about 2.5 - 3 hours on the trail, but we stopped frequently, and we spent at least 45 minute on the platforms.

Thank 39bernadettel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Did this trail during the fall colors festival it was very cold and windy and part of the trail was blocked off due to an aggressive moose as it was mating season. Trail is easy to hike until you get to the boardwalk which is too narrow when crowded and when windy for people to meet/pass when traveling in opposite directions, there should be a railing on both sides of the boardwalk for safety as some who hike it are not respectful of others along the boardwalk. The view was beautiful but with so many people there it was hard to take pictures without getting people in them you did not know or want in them.

1  Thank Heather P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews