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The Best Hiking in Neils Harbour

Looking for the best hiking in Neils Harbour? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Neils Harbour. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Neils Harbour

  • Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia

    Hike the Middle Head Trail

    2.4 mi / 131.2 ft gain
    Open from mid-May until mid-October. A park pass is required for hiking or use of other services in the park. Check in at the Parks Canada Visitor Centres in Chéticamp (16 Visitor Centre Rd., situated on the west side of the park) or in Ingonish (37637 Cabot Trail, on the east side of the park) t...
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  • Victoria, Subd. A, Nova Scotia

    Hike Franey Mountain

    4.3 mi / 984.3 ft gain
    If you find yourself driving the Cabot Trail around Cape Breton, you can't miss out on the hike up to Franey Mountain.  From the Cabot Trail, you will find the trailhead for Franey Mountain just north of the Clyburn River.  Take a turn off onto Franey Road and follow it for about 1km to the parki...
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  • Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia

    Camping at Meat Cove

    Some friends and I recently rode our motorcycles up to Cape Breton where our final destination was Meat Cove. It's the northern most point accessible by motor vehicle. In the morning we hiked to a scenic cliff side and were welcomed warmly by friendly staff. We spent the day at the private beach ...
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  • Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia

    Hike Cape Breton's Skyline Trail

    5.6 mi / 1330 ft gain
    About 1,330 feet atop the French Mountain along Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail lies the Skyline Trail, a secluded and serene hiking trail which will lead you to jaw-dropping views of both the Cabot Trail itself as well as the Gulf of St. Lawrence. What begins as a seemingly benign, well-manicured trai...
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