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Skyline Trail, Cape Breton Island

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Take in the scenery during a hike on Skyline Trail, a 7 km (4.3 mi) round walking route in a national park. The trail's highlights include coastal views from atop a headland cliff, allowing you to see way off into the distance. You might spot moose and northern gannets, as well as minke whales, harbor seals, and dolphins just offshore. The main trail is appropriate for hikers of most skill levels, and includes a boardwalk with steps at the headland. Put Skyline Trail into our Pleasant Bay tourist route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Do it, but I recommend you do from the South side and go back because doing all the ring like I did you will hike unnecessary in nature, but only among trees, from where you cannot see anything, no sea. While vale landscape you will see the entire route to the middle of the ring. Tip: 1) bring anorak because your destination is very windy and 2 water) Park your car or the medium in the first place that lies in that the parking lot is huge, but the top down so you walk for 10 minutes in the middle of the machines
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  • A must I confess, easy track put 2 hrs return, very easy and a final breath there. There are many tourists who do not follow instructions, paper by ground, market off piste...
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  • It took us 45 minutes to reach the lookout in the furthest west to the cliff (make 2 left turns at the forks). Walking back is a little uphill so a little longer. This is an easy trail so it's suitabl...  more »

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