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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Pleasant Bay holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Skyline Trail and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Beautiful day to hike the Skyline Trail. We opted to do the backleg of the trail instead of the full loop. The terrain seemed smoother and had very few rocks compared to the full loop. Got to the coas...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    We had 1/2 day of fog during our recent visit to CBI and as luck would have it, it appeared the day we hiked the Skyline Trail. This is a very easy hike with level ground and boardwalks. Despite the f...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    The skyline trail is the trail you see all the photos of when you search for Cape Breton Highlands National Park online. The trailhead is definitely built up accommodate a large amount of hikers, with...  more »

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