Skyline Trail Loop

MODERATE 30 reviews

Skyline Trail Loop is a 9.5 kilometer loop trail located near Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
9.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
339 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

no dogs

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1 month 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.

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1 month 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 :(

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2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

Awesome trail in crystal clear, crisp, fresh air. Spectacular views, beautiful vegetation. Highlight of the Cabot Trail.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Family hike with 4 kids, 11, 8, 2.5, 2month. Wife carried the baby in a carrier, 2.5 yr old in the stroller. Took the rugged back loop which I would not recommend for stroller but also did not regret due to the great look off views. The toddler hiked about half of the back loop while I carried/dragged the stroller over roots and rocks. Wouldn't do the rugged loop again with stroller but not regrets. Main trail is stroller friendly.

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