Explore the most popular hiking trails near Cheticamp with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The loop is closed but u can still hike the trail. I feel this trail is a bit overrated. I can see better sunset at various locations in Chéticamp area without having to walk ie drive up and watch.

hiking
24 days ago

Easy hike. Trail may be muddy. The lake is beautiful. Did this trail at sunrise. It was beautiful. Lots of signs of moose, but no moose.

Loved the trail. Views were fabulous. Beat the crowds and go at sunrise. Part of trail is closed for maintenance, but can still complete the full trial.

hiking
29 days ago

Gave it 5 stars for the views but disappointed half was closed. Repairs should be done earlier in the year.

One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever done, did this is the fall which was gorgeous!

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely stunning view! And it’s totally worth it to go off trail near the end to get to the point! Just be careful if it’s windy! Also saw a moose at the beginning of the trail!

hiking
2 months ago

This is a beautiful trail

hiking
2 months ago

The view is something you cannot explain or understand from the pictures. This was an easy hike and was an amazing find!

Go early to avoid people. The first bit is not at all exciting but the end is worth every step.

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous views await you on the Skyline Trail, but so do a lot of people. Very heavily trafficked trail, but the lack solitude is worth the views you get on this trail. The loop is a great option and many people just stick to the out-and-back version of the trail (taking a left at the fork).

If you do the loop, you may get lucky enough to see a moose or two (like me) on the more woodsy section. PROTIP: if you're here in the summer, do this trail right after a rain storm. The first part of the loop is boardwalk, so your shoes won't even get wet. And the crowd will be a quarter of what it would be on a perfect day.

beautifull view. but easy and sometimes croudy

walking
5 months ago

This is not a hike - an easy stroll is the pace but the end view is what people come for. Note that it is wheelchair accessible

I hiked this trail Saturday February 10, 2018 in the morning. I started around 8 am and it took about an hour to reach the end. There was a bit of snow at the beginning but none at the end. There was a lot of icy areas hidden with a dusting of snow. No animals were sited. I saw a few fresh coyotes and rabbits tracks on the path.

This trail was just ok, honestly. With so many beautiful views throughout this entire area, we had a hard time finding this crowded trail worth it. We prefer the lesser traveled trails in this park.

I hiked this morning, December 9, 2017.
It was great.I had the whole Trail to myself.
I heard a Coyote howling from a distance. The Gulf of St. Lawrence was so calm that the Magdelan Islands that belong to Quebec 40+ miles away were visible.
I was able to take 20 photos of the awesome view of the landscapes and one spruce grouse.
I did see a rabbit go by but he was too fast for my camera.

hiking
7 months ago

Good hike despite the rain and fog, Ran into two Bull Moose on the trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful, well maintained trail with gorgeous views of the ocean and Cape Breton Highlands. It's the views that make this a 5 Star trail for me. Even the Loop trail is pretty easy and manageable even for hikers that are not in great shape; there are no steep or exposed sections. Let biggest draw of the Loop trail is that it's less crowded than the out-and-back trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Did the hike in June and it's worth the views. If you're in the area and have the time, you must do it. We took the "woodsie" side out, saw the views and took the other path back. The way back was very easy and not really a hike per se. Didn't see any wildlife other than a few small birds :(

hiking
10 months ago

Nice falls

Great hilltop trail without having to climb the mountain. Beautiful panoramic views of the mountain tops and ocean. Its a place where you are left feeling wide open to the sky. There are a lot of moose on this trail, which is why dogs are not allowed (the moose were consistently charging at dogs on the trail). It is very heavily tracfficed as it is probably the most popular trail in the Cabot Trail Park.

Nice and easy trail with a beautiful waterfall at the end of the trail. But I left wishing there was more to view along the trail.

Awesome trail in crystal clear, crisp, fresh air. Spectacular views, beautiful vegetation. Highlight of the Cabot Trail.

on Skyline Trail Loop

hiking
10 months ago

Family hike with 4 kids, 11, 8, 2.5, 2month. Wife carried the baby in a carrier, 2.5 yr old in the stroller. Took the rugged back loop which I would not recommend for stroller but also did not regret due to the great look off views. The toddler hiked about half of the back loop while I carried/dragged the stroller over roots and rocks. Wouldn't do the rugged loop again with stroller but not regrets. Main trail is stroller friendly.

hiking
10 months ago

Très bien pour la partie où l'on a vue sur le cap

on Skyline Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Very relaxing, 3 year old loved it

11 months ago

Nice, easy and family trail. Very exposed so be advised; under the sun today it was cooking!

hiking
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Easy trail, not much to look at in between lookouts but definitely gives you a sense of being out in the middle of nowhere.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Easy and short. Saw whales from the cliff edge :)

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

A must do trail. The western part of the trail overlooks the Cabot Trail Road . spectacular views. The winds increase as you go down the steps but there are areas to sit and take it all in . No dogs allowed so leave Fido home .

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