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

hiking
1 day ago

Nice quick trail to enjoy a few great views of the Bay. The trail is relatively easy and can be done quite quickly, then followed by a nice walk on the beach if the tide is out. Most of the trail is spent in the woods with only a few lookoffs but still a great trail for a nice easy hike.

Quick hike to get your blood flowing if you don’t have all that much time but still wanna get out!!

21 days ago

Wow! What an incredible hike. A group of 7 of us did this hike today (on May 1st). It definitely isn’t an easy trail, but it is also not hard. Moderate is a fair rating. Very steep at some point, but only for shorter spurts. I would recommend waiting until mid-May if you’re planning on going. The descending part of the loop was still VERY snowy and had a lot of fallen trees, so it might actually be wise to descend the same way as the ascend until the snow is gone. All of our socks got incredibly wet in our hiking boots. Still worth it for the amazing views at the top, and the delightful hike. It was cloudy/foggy when we began, but by the time we got to the top, we made it over the fog and it was great. It took about 3.5 hours with a substantial break at the top. Such a fun time!

hiking
23 days ago

Hiked several times while at university. Great in spring, summer and fall

on Franey Trail

hiking
2 months ago

amazing view. bring a beer to the top to enjoy the hard work. I suggest going up and down the same side. the windy road back down is easier but feels like it takes forever and not scenic at all.

hiking
3 months ago

My wife and I where here in February, great hike! Super well kept and clean. Washrooms located at the entrance were open. Spectacular views!!

Great

Big payoff!

Awesome ! Amazing View !!

hiking
4 months ago

Simply Beautiful.

4 months ago

hiked this a few years ago. loved it!

4 months ago

Personally, we loved the variety of this trail.

Great views, and a thrilling ascent. I wish I was back there.

7 months ago

wonderful place!

hiking
7 months ago

We were suppose to hike Skyline on the west side of Cape Breton, but fog rolled in. Franey was our next choice and did not disappoint at all. Great hike, great views. Up and back as the loop is not challenging.

hiking
7 months ago

A great 3 hour workout with a great prize view over parts of the Bay Of Fundy at the very end. At times, it feels like it's uphill both ways. Very popular. Wonderful time.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike. Incredible views of the Ingonish area. This was our first time hiking Franey. We've hiked Skyline numerous times. The views from Franey are more breath taking then Skyline.

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing view

hiking
8 months ago

The hike took 2.5 hours one way. Some steep areas and glimpses of the water as you approach the end. Beautiful view at the end. Pack a snack and sit down and enjoy the beautiful view!

Great hike with amazing coastal views!!

on Franey Trail

9 months ago

Nice views, a lake, some small streams. I recommend going up counter clockwise for an easier accent.

hiking
9 months ago

Loved the scenery

hiking
9 months ago

Nice family hike

9 months ago

Tough but good to the top. Great views on top. Gravel road down

hiking
9 months ago

This is a beautiful trail! It is 1400+ feet to the top. The app says this is a moderate trail , however, I consider it very challenging. The first half is about a 45 degree incline to the top, over rocks and roots and the second half , although not as picturesque, is easier walking however there is loose rock terrain making your footing uncertain. Lots of signs of wild life (bear scat, moose droppings , and coyote). Didn't happen to run in to any though ( thankfully). If you want a great work out and about 4 hours of hiking, this trail doesn't disappoint. Bring lots of water! One bottle is not enough! I agree with others who have said , when you think you're at the top you're not! Keep going until you see the red chair! Stunning views make all your hard work worth it.

Amazing view from lookouts

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful trail! Be mindful that the uploaded route does not include the first 1.5k and 200m altitude if you start at the beach. Well worth the climb!

hiking
9 months ago

Not outstanding in summer. The view from the top is nice, but I'm not sure it's worth the hike up there unless you just really like walking through the forest. However, I think this would be stunning in fall.

I definitely wouldn't do the entire loop unless you're there in fall. The southeast portion of the trail is probably what most folks do first. I would do an out and back along this route. The longer portion (that I don't recommend) is so buggy. There were just so many flies and sweat bees that weren't present on the first half. Plus, it's longer, and there's not really anything to see.

hiking
9 months ago

Went on a Saturday morning and it was definitely crowded. It's not a hard hike but there isn't too much to see on the way up. The view at the end was better than expected!

Reason for low rating - no cell service

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