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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  • August 23, 2017
    There are two path to get to the top. I recommend to take the upper path on the map to climb up then take the other path to climb down. It took about an hour and a half to climb up then another an hou...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    According to the map it's one on the more difficult hikes in the area but with a bit of stamina it should be no problem. Except for the lower lookout spot at the top the path is never exposed or in an...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    The caveat to this review is that my husband and I have done a lot of beautiful hikes. This hike didn't really impress us. The view from the top (there's only one viewpoint) is nice, but I'm not sure ...  more »

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