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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 the perfect trail! Not too difficult, surrounded with forests and rocks, good length and very rewarding views of the ocean. 
  • This peninsula is beautiful. The hike to the end is not easy, but definitely not as difficult as some. The view at the end is worth the effort--big boulders with an expanse of ocean and a look back at...  more »
  • This is like 2 trails in one, you can do the short or long trail! It is a fairly long point that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean! The scenery is all natural and spectacular! It is a protected area, w...  more »