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Salmon Pools Trail

Record #: MCI0057
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019
Last Full Update: 14 Sep 2015


Located In Pleasant Bay
Where To Find Us
Pleasant Bay, NS B0E 2P0
Areas Served Inverness County

Description & Services

Information Ideal for a fitness walk or a stroll, this level trail follows the bottom of the Chéticamp River canyon with cliffs almost 400 metres (1,300 ft) high towering above. The First Pool is about 3.6 km up the Chéticamp River. The trail narrows and continues to Chance Pool where polished exposed bedrock makes a great location for a picnic. At the Second Pool the trail narrows to the Third Pool which marks the end of the trail. Watch for Atlantic salmon in the deeper pools. Listen for barred owls at dusk. Bicycles are permitted up to Second Pool. 
Trailhead: Opposite the Chéticamp Visitor Centre.  
Significant Feature: Ocean and mountain scenery 
Length: 8.4 km (5.2 mi) loop 
Hiking Time: 3 - 4 hours 
Elevation: 20 - 365 m (65 - 1200 ft.)  
Steep inclines. Rugged sections. Stream crossings.