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26 days ago

Interesting meander.

Easy hike with beautiful sunsets

Great views and beautiful sunsets

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was pretty wet from all the rain but was an amazing hike great views from the top!

Trail entrance is marked with numerous 'private property', 'no trespassing' signs. I didn't bother with the hike as I didn't want to piss a landowner off.

Nov 12, 2018

Be sure to keep an eye out for the green signposts that mark the turn! Very fun hiking in and beautiful falls. A little less rewarding climb out but manageable! Will definitely make a return trip.

Amazing views, definitely worth the time to stop when touring the Cabot Trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail, steep in places but nothing you can’t do in regular running shoes. Gorgeous view at the top- go down to the second look out around the corner from the first- well worth it!

Did this in the pouring rain. The steep uphill ascent felt like hell in the rain, but the payoff was worth.

on Corney Brook Trail

1 month ago

nice and easy to walk

hiking
1 month ago

Stunning cliff top views and easy forest paths. Mostly solid terrain with a couple rockier rough patches, many small hills. Very windy!

hiking
2 months ago

Best view of the trees in all of the Cabot trail in my opinion :) we go every time!!

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous views! About 4km exclusively uphill at the start with varying terrain (gravel, tree roots, rocks, stairs). Beautiful fall colors, streams and views along the way. Can be fairly wet along some parts but I didn't have an issue with sneakers. The various lookout points are astounding, particularly the very top. Absolutely breathtaking and also moderately difficult in terms of physical activity. Had about 105 "flights of stairs" on my Garmin watch and a heart rate up to 190. Took about 2 hours. Highly recommend!

Enjoyable hike with amazing views. Saw a cow moose too. It is a must do if you are on Cape Breton Island

Super short hike, and quite gorgeous. Signage was clear and ropes were handy. It was a bit busy, and some folks had left garbage behind :(

Slippery descent and an invigorating climb back!

Good for a rest day hike. You may even see a Moose if you go early enough.

hiking
3 months ago

Agree with all the other reviews - great trail, spectacular views. My second favourite walk in the Cape Breton park!

on Skyline Trail

3 months ago

Beautiful view but just half of way was opened.

Fairly straightforward mostly level trail to waterfall. Lots of shade - welcome on a hot day. We saw a bald eagle in flight over the valley too.

hiking
3 months ago

Lovely hike to a lovely waterfall. Nice and short, does what it says on the tin. Camping/ picnic area a great spot for lunch.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked here on a gorgeous September morning. Top tip - even in September, arrive early. Just after 8 we had the boardwalk to ourselves to watch the porpoises and pilot whales have breakfast. Bring your binoculars!

An easy trail with great views. The trail can be quite busy as it is close to the park entrance. Even so, there are sections where you will still experience the “alone in the wilderness” vibe. The trail is mostly flat with a few inclines and declines. I wore hiking boots but you could easily do it in sneakers or birkenstocks and you would be fine.

backpacking
3 months ago

excellent

walking
3 months ago

Nice and easy....

hiking
3 months ago

Steep. Nice view on the top.
Cape Breton Red Chair here!

hiking
3 months ago

Really nice hike. Great views at the top. Like others we took the service road down and actually ran into a bear on the trail. Gave it some space and it was fine. Just be careful if you do the hike in the early morning or closer to the evening.

hiking
3 months ago

Step up the speed and Kik up the Cardio! Hilly...

3 months ago

This was a beautiful hike with stunning views. All uphill if you keep to the left. If you go right, it’s easier going but you will punish your knees on the decent. If you’re an occasional hiker this trail isn’t for you.
Again, loved every step.
Note. Trail ended up at 10.9km all said and done.
Loved it!

Easy trek. Beautiful views. Unable to get to the very end due to high winds. Loved every step.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice walk with a bit of wildlife along the way (moose and “hikers” with flip flops). Nice view at the end with a big descending boardwalk. A bit busy for my liking but a fun trip nonetheless.

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