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Franey Mountain, Dingwall

#4 of 8 in Nature in Cape Breton Island
Mountain Nature / Park
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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  • 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 »
  • Great hiking trail, going straight up to the peak of the mountain. Enjoyed every moment when I got to see the fantastic view from up on top. Definitely worth it.  more »
  • Warning, before you attempt this trail go to Main Street Restaurant & Bakery and buy yourself a reward treat...I suggest the apple pie. Franey trail is a true hike and you will be sweating and gruntin...  more »

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