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.

Amazing! Sad to see visitors trespassing on the areas clearly marked as no go zones. Pleased to see authorities tracking down violators. Remember it’s not all about you, it’s about appreciating and preserving nature.

Saw a moose 10 feet away from the high traffic trail but the view at the end is absolutely gorgeous!!

hiking
12 days ago

Unfortunately we saw no moose, but it was a great quiet beautiful spot early in the morning.

hiking
14 days ago

The lookout is unbelievable. Trail is very accessible to all.

hiking
15 days ago

A nice shady easy trail to a waterfall. Gradual climb on path. Waterfall worth the walk in.

hiking
16 days ago

As expected, spectacular views! Trail was an easy stroll. Saw families with strollers and flip flops. Had opportunity to pass through a Moose exclosure...be sure to close the gate behind you. Hiked this trail the day after we hiked the Franey trail. Wanted something easy. It was.

hiking
23 days ago

The view of the falls is very much worth the hike in! If you’re able to, get up to the second plateau to get a better view of the top of the falls (when you’re standing at the end of the trail facing the falls, turn around - there’s a steeper, root-ier climb that requires a bit more flexibility and strength than an “easy” hike). The flies were bad, but what can ya do! If there’s a walking stick offered at the beginning of the trail, use it and return it when you’re done (there were about 5 leaning against trees earlier this week).

hiking
23 days ago

The fork was open to both directions on Monday morning and was able to do the loop. Saw a mother and baby moose about a km into the walk, roughly 100 feet from the trail, and another larger female moose on the way back to the lot from the Skyline look-off - she was much closer, maybe 20 feet from the boardwalk. Amazing trail, and relatively easy - I’d call it a walking trail as opposed to a hiking one. Very well groomed and wide.

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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 months 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
3 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
4 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
8 months ago

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

hiking
10 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
10 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
11 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.

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