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Skyline Trail Loop is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near La Prairie, Nova Scotia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 5.9 mi Elevation gain 777 ft Route type Loop
Wheelchair friendly Stroller friendly Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Partially paved Views Wild flowers Wildlife No dogs
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A beautiful, partially paved walking trail through meadows that ends with a boardwalk viewpoint with great views of the ocean, cliffs, and local wildlife - keep an eye out for moose! Parts of the trail might be closed due to overgrown plant vegetation. Accessibility: The trail surface is partially paved/boardwalk, and partially gravel/dirt. It is typically at least three feet wide. It has steep sections, with an average grade of 6% and a grade of 15% - 20% at 0.6 miles, 2.3 miles, and 4.5 miles. Manual wheelchair and stroller users will likely need assistance navigating this trail because it is so steep. There are boardwalk stairs to get to some of the observation decks on the end of the loop.

There are restrooms at the end of the trail near the boardwalk.

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Ruth Alexander
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Teresa Milbury
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Beautiful,easy walking.Not alot of shade.View of the ocean was worth the wait.

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Sheila Lane
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You can’t beat the scene at the primary look out! Ocean, mountains. I’m sure it’s gorgeous in the fall when leaves change! Go on a clear day. It was lovely Sept 4th when we were there; clear, cool. Little shade and potential for big winds. It’s an easy 9.2 km walk around. Wide, well maintained trail. Pretty open for good views. We saw a mama moose and her new calf, and understand it’s a big moose area.

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David Lysecki
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Easy trail with a great view

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Al Simpson
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One of our favourite hikes in Nova Scotia. Often see moose especially early in the morning. Drop dead gorgeous views at end.

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Peter M
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One of the best views in all of Canada!!

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Kristopher Slater
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Renée Le Lièvre
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Great views, easy stroll, too populated.

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Laura Lyall
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Mark Winfield
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Nice

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Lexi Wuthrich
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Absolutely stunning!! Can not recommend this hike more to people!

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Vanessa MacDonald
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Great, well-groomed hike! It was my partners first hike ever and we had no problems. The boardwalk to the edge was a bit windy and scary but, just take your time. It’s definitely worth it!

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Darcy Hunter
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Catherine White
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Great trail. Well maintained. Took two hours that’s including a break at the look off. Will definitely do again.

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amie oickle
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Super easy trail for anyone! The views were beautiful. Was really hoping to see a moose, but no luck

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Kevin Kane
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Beautiful trail along the ocean with spectacular views. Took the right side of the trail to the stairway and saw a moose right beside us.... absolutely amazing!! Made my whole trip! Well worth the hike

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M U
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Derek Brett
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Well-maintained federal trail with great forest views and overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Joe LeBlanc
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Trail was in perfect condition. It is an easy loop or shorter in and out. Well groomed with some well maintained boardwalks. Highly recommended.

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Ashley Keith
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Easy hike. Lots of people. Great views at the very end. Nothing much else to see until then. Family friendly.

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Robert Christie
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Easy hike, brought my 7 and 8 year old, only complained on the way back but survived:) was not busy at 9 am on Sunday when we went in but full around 1130 when we came out. the views are amazing for a low effort hike! Camping at near by Corney Brook is closed for this season but Cheticamp park (15 min) is open.

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Julie Anne François
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Nice and easy trail is well maintained and has great view at the end

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Taylor Lynk
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The loop is a great addition to the boardwalk and to take in some extra views. Flat and easy for all skill levels.

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Emily Varto
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The famous Cabot trail view. On a sunny day, bring a hat. There is very little shade. The loop is only a touch hillier than the flatter there-and-back trail and is quieter. There's a look out point with a bench under a tree along the loop which is nice to sit at (and where you might see my lost blue hat!)

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Emma Dombroskie
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This trail was absolutely beautiful! Definitely a family friendly trail. some difficult parts but the views are absolutely worth it. A great place to take in the beauty of the ocean. Highly recommend putting this on your bucket list!

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Sandra Faucher
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Absolutely beautiful trail and look out points. If traveling the Cabot Trail this is your #1 stop. Theres really no shade throughout so prepare for that if its hot outside.

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Robin Pianosi
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