Middle Head Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.8 miElevation gain518 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningBeachViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Interpretive loop that follows along a narrow peninsula and offers great coastal scenery. There are a number of scenic lookouts and areas to explore. The trail is mostly level with some rocky sections. For up to date information on this trail, please see the park site here: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/randonnee-hiking/middlehead

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Ashley Hoeg-Lillington
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absolutely beautiful, just walked it yesterday easy trail and worth every second, take all the little paths off to the side you can get really great pics

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Cynthia Conley
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Be prepared. Icy on northeast side of peninsula. Packed snow and ice. Take crampons or it’s gonna be a difficult hike back to trail head.

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Ilana Domb
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Signs to Keltic lodge didn't match app directions. App refused to send Lifeline despite connectivity. Part I did was beautiful but part to lodge in park, not in app, had deep snow, no human footprints.

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Danielle Casagrande
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Beautiful during all seasons, a must see during the winter!

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yvonne Megens
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amazing in wintertime! Didn't see anybody. little piece of heaven on earth!

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Andrew Dawe
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Alvin Ahnassay
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keith daley
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Nicely groomed trail. Great for family walks.

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Devon Newell
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Cloudy walk with Ty and Max

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Taylor J
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Alexander Markovic
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Corey Lewis
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Ramin H
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Brenda Heck
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Easy with a nice payoff.

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Shelley Dyet
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Liyuan Ma
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Raeesa Lalani
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It was beautiful! Can be done fast at a quick pace :)

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Ellen Van Vranken
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Lovely 2.5 mile loop trail offering a wide variety of gentle up and down terrain and gorgeous water views. Convenient parking at trailhead or at Celtic Lodge Parking Lot. Trail does have some rocky areas and roots - hiking stick helpful!

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Chris VanHorn
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jill babcock
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fabulous!

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Marilyn McKay
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Jonathan Whitaker
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nice mellow hike with great lookoffs! some side trails will bring you to bushwack if you're stubborn

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Ruarí Murphy
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Nice little hike out to the point. Great views along the way too.

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Scott Helle
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patrick jackson
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I will assume the loop is fine. the odd rock and root. the straight out and in is heavily rocked and rooted. not for those with poor depth perception and fear of misstepping. down hill was horrible. up hill was better because I was more sure of my footing. next time I will do with proper hiking boots and a walking pole.

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Amanda Dwyer
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ZuZu Monisori
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Awesome family hike

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Shawn Anesty
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Kirsten MacMillan
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A really beautiful and easy hike. there were lots of lookouts just off the trail and it’s easy to stay and take photos. I would recommend doing Franey and Middlehead together as a nice hiking morning or afternoon.

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Jared Weiss
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Magnificent views; easy hike.

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