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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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  • Nice hike with great views. Trail is very even and has several benches for those of us in need. There is even two restrooms on the trail. We saw moose with a calf which was rare for the time of day. T...  more »
  • The trail didn't offer much to see for the 40 minutes each way. The view at the end is amazing but if there is heavy fog there might not be much to see. We went just before sunset and I was disappoint...  more »
  • We walked straight in along with most others. We planned to do the loop around to return, but that trail looked very rough with big rocks and roots so we took the original groomed trail back. Even fol...  more »