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Middle Head Trail, Ingonish
(4.7/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Experience the salty spray of the sea as you trek across Middle Head Trail, which loops around Cape Breton Highlands National Park. As you traverse 3.8 km (2.4 mi) of generally flat trail with some patches of rugged terrain, you'll take in views of the ocean from atop seaside cliffs that face the Atlantic. Be sure to bring plenty of water and watch weather conditions, which can change rapidly. Plan to see Middle Head Trail and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ingonish tourist route planner.
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  • This is one of many trails available and is particularly beautiful in the Fall when the white birch and sugar maple tree leaves are turning. This trail is not particularly difficult and well worth you...  more »
  • a nice short hike out to the headland from Keltic Manor. A bit rough underfoot in places but well worth the effort. 
  • This 3.8 km (2.4 mile) RT hike took us a total of 1 hour and 45 minutes with lots of photo stops and watching the crashing waves. This trail is rated Moderate by Parks Canada. It has some good uphill ...  more »