|Record #: MCI0061||Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019||Last Full Update: 01 Feb 2017|
|Located In||French Mountain|
|Where To Find Us||
NS B0C 1L0
|Areas Served||Cape Breton|
|Description & Services|
|Information||A dramatic headland cliff overlooks the rugged coast from the end of this level trail. You can enjoy an eagle's view of the Cabot Trail as it winds its way down the mountain and vehicles look like toys. Watch for whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence from the viewing decks. Moose, bald eagles, bears and numerous boreal birds live in this habitat. Be cautious with children around the cliffs and give moose a wide berth. The headland plants are very fragile and easily damaged by trampling, so stay on the boardwalk. Dogs are not permitted here as they disturb wildlife, especially moose and bear.
Trailhead: On the Cabot Trail on the top of French Mountain
Significant Feature: Headland cliff, ocean
Length: (return) 7.5 km (4.7 mi), (loop) 9.2 km (5.7 mi)
Hiking Time: 2 - 3 hours
Elevation: 290 - 405 m (950 - 1330 ft.)
Main trail suitable for most skill levels. Boardwalk with steps at headland. Rugged back loop.
|Tags||All Things Trails ; Cape Breton Connect ; Fall Fun ; Hiking ; NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories ; Trails|