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First part of trail is walking through loose large gravel/rocks. With lots of water. There are multiple paths to get through so you don’t have to get wet. Once you get deeper in trail is better to walk to n. With the two tracks there are lots of pathways to go through. Main trail is not well marked so is very easy to go off the main trail onto a separate side trail. AllTrails app was essential to get back on track when we veered off course.

hiking
1 day ago

I agree with Shauna...it’s a steep descent to the falls, and then a steep climb back up, so if a person has knee problems the trail is certainly not “easy”. However, the falls are beautiful, well worth a visit!

hiking
2 days ago

Always a great hike with spectacular views. A good workout going up but how hard you will work is variable—you can determine the right pace for you. The back road, my usual way down, is an easy forest walk. A hike not to miss.

It’s amazing trail. I would recommend it as it is really moderate compared to most of the moderate trails in Nova Scotia. Most of the time you walk into forest but several amazing views make the trail really beautiful.
Bring bug spray.

Gorgeous lookouts, you can do it as a loop, peer down into the little coves to see large groups of purple jellyfish, lovely sound of shorebirds at the end

3 days ago

a great hike. fun for kids. nice spot for a swim at the first fall

Beautiful spot especially when you walk the rocks close to the water's edge

Great trail. The first part along the beach is not the best way to start the trail, as it is quite long and not that beautiful... but lots of different paths and views are amazing ! Also not a lot of people so you get time to enjoy the trail on your own !

This is particularly nice early morning. Ferries sounding the foghorns, sunrise, smell of coffee brewing just to name a few.

Perfect trail to use as alternative to urban hiking. Water views are very nice and historical significance to the area adds to appeal.

Great views along the entire trail. Some boggy areas, but managed not to ruin my boots. Some steep climbs and ascents. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Entrance to trail can be confusing. Weathered sign says ‘Private Property’ and there is a low gate to hop over.

Great little loop. Some hard wood , soft wood, mossy ground cover, spectacular views of the bay especially at low tide.
There are little benches for rest stops.
Some wooden board walk in wet areas with wire on top for traction if muddy.
The south eastern section has lots of BlackBerry brambles and could be trimmed back. In early to late August there will be plenty of fruit.
We nibbled on wild blueberry, partridge berry, hairy plumboy. This trail has lots of wild edibles if you know what to look for.
There was an eagle nest with mama feeding her hungry young.
We didn't see anyone while walking. It was a perfect stroll away from the busy five islands touristy hikes with equally lovely views.

Stunning landscape views and one of my fav spots so far with our travels. Far from the maddening crowds...
Parking has only a few spots.

I would rate this moderate because the walk back is very steep, not necessarily easy for all ages. Other than that, one of my favourite hikes in Cape Breton, I've been multiple times.

Beautiful waterfalls
Very steep getting down and up from the falls
Thanks to whoever put rope there
Trail is decent lots of deadfall in the path

Great hike. Trail can be a little hard to follow at times. We used our phone’s gps to keep us going in the right direction. Lots roots and rocks to be mindful of. Some steep climbs.

hiking
8 days ago

Great trail. Easy to miss the small parking area suitable for only a couple cars. Short hike but the landscape and views are great!!

hiking
8 days ago

Easy walk through woods. Portion of the trail is more of an ATV path.

Great hike but I would say that it is quite steep with well over 100 steps to climb. Views are great even if it is a little fogged in. not suitable for children.

hiking
8 days ago

great trail for families. easy for all. scenic.

hiking
8 days ago

A challenging trail with a very steady ascent to the top but the payoff is certainly worth it. This trail rivals Skyline for the view from the top. absolutely fantastic!!

An amazing view! A bit scary with the exposure of the drop off and ocean. Just spectacular! A great bowl of chowder and beer from the Chowder Hut!

hiking
9 days ago

Short but steep. Falls are worth it though.

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful scenery the entire length of the trail.

hiking
10 days ago

Castle Rock Trails are accessed from the Chester Connection Trail. The portion of the track on the map shown here, to the west of Labrador Lake, is on private property and is therefore discouraged. There is trail head parking in East River. Up to date information and a trail map is available from www.chester.ca. This is a new property for the Municipality of Chester. Your feedback is always welcome. Enjoy everyone. It's a lovely hike.

Other than the horse flies I enjoyed it.

Continuation of the Salt trail. Amazing with cycling!

Great views. Must do! Cycling only otherwise won’t see anything

Beautiful place! when you turn left on the beach you can observe seals. Only wonder why is moderate since its so easy.

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