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Clyburn Valley Trail

Located In Ingonish Beach
Where To Find Us
Coordinates: 46.6606880, -60.4103840
Areas Served Victoria County
Phone 902-224-2306- Cheticamp Office 
902-285-2691- Ingonish Office
Description & Services
Information Hikers will marvel at the spectacular stands of hardwood trees, boulders bigger than cars, old abandoned beaver ponds, meadows, apple trees and even the remains of an old gold mine. This trail follows the river for most of the way, but you can catch a glimpse of the Highlands Links Golf Course, as it weaves its way up this valley. Feel humbled by the sheer rock face of Franey Mountain 425 m (1,400 ft.) above. 
Length: 8.1 km (5 mi) return 
Elevation: 5 - 50 m (15 - 165 ft)  
Time: 2 - 3 hours 
Significant Features: Hardwood valley, river, remains of an old gold mine 
Relatively level trail. Rough sections where trail floods. Not maintained beyond the gold mine.
Accessibility Not Applicable
Special Information
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