Favorite Cape Breton Hiking Trails?

Old Oct 6th, 2008, 06:32 AM
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Favorite Cape Breton Hiking Trails?

Well... we leave for Nova Scotia on Saturday. We have 5 days scheduled on Cape Breton and plan to spend a least a few out hiking. We're experience hikers and a bit of up and down won't both us. We're staying in Louisbourg for 2 nights and then in Cape Nort for 3.

Any favorite trails to recommend? We're definitely going to to Skyline and Middle Head has also been recommended to us.

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Old Oct 6th, 2008, 12:02 PM
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Just finished checking this out for our own use: we leave Friday for two weeks and may do some hiking at Cape Breton Highlands National Park: here is the website...this is rough terrain in parts, be prudent and do check in and out!
www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ns/cbreton/index_e.asp

I gues you already know that Louisbour is only partially open after this weekend?
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Old Oct 6th, 2008, 12:11 PM
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I've done Skyline and Lí Acadien. Lí Acadien is a great walk. With 1000 ft plus of vertical ascent,it is a lot more challenging than Skyline, which is a really easy walk. If you do Lí Acadien, do it counter-clockwise, climbing up along the Cheticamp River in the steep-sided valley, giving you great vistas as you descend towards the coast.
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Thanks Ron and LJ!
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Old Oct 7th, 2008, 06:37 AM
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the skyline trails is a very enjoyable, easy hike. there are two routes in...one that is more "sidewalk" and a more rustic one. definitly take the more woodsy/rustic one on the way in where you are likely to see some wildlife. at the end is a great spot to have a break/picnic. then you can choose to return on that route or go the more "paved" route. i'd describe it as more of a nice walk then a hike but it was very nice. saw too moose along the way. takes a couple of hours to enjoy.
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Thx LTT... noticed that it can be done as a loop... guessing one side is the 'sidewalk' the other more of a trail. Always up for a 'walk' instead of a hike... adds some variety.
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