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Franey Mountain, Dingwall

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Franey Mountain is located in Victoria County, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, within Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Franey Mountain is part of the Cape Breton Highlands plateau and is located 4.5km west of Ingonish, Cape Breton Island. The elevation of the mountain is 430m. It is the highpoint of the massif between Dundas Brook and Clyburn Brook.HikingThe mountain can be accessed by a hiking trail which leads to the summit, offering views over the open ocean from Cape Smokey in the east to Money Point in the north, with the Middle Head Peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic directly below. A dramatic view of the mountains, the sheer rocky face of Franey Mountain, and the Clyburn Brook winding through the valley, 425m below. The highpoint of the mountain can be difficult to locate as the summit is broad and flat.
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  • We started the Franey Trail 7.4 km (4.6 mile) loop at 9:44 a.m. We were glad to have our trekking poles with us on this hike. It definitely lives up to its Difficult rating because of the steady uphil...  more »
  • After a bit of confusion at the start (2 trailheads at the same place, NOT as clearly marked) we finally got onto Franey Trail. Straight uphill via stone stairs; very pleasant, lovely views. Way down ...  more »
  • Great hike but I think it should still be a little sporty or having several hikes in the mountains for good enjoy this track. The view in top is gorgeous she is worth the effort even if it's cloudy. There were 14 year old with us and she well enjoy despite the effort she had to give
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