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(#21 Cape Breton Highlands National Park)


The view is worth the climb!

You climb up and up and your reward is at the top! Large flat rocks give you a nice place to sit and enjoy the views - you can look out over the open ocean from Cape Smokey in the east to Money Point in the north, with the Middle Head Peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic directly below. Gaze back at the mountains, the rocky face of Franey Mountain, or the river winding through the valley, 425 m below. Keep an eye out for wildlife - moose like this habitat too. Pack a snack and a jacket – it can get chilly up there.

Caution: Keep young children away from the steep cliffs.

Trailhead: Turn off the Cabot Trail just north of the Clyburn River and follow the fire access road for about a kilometre to a small parking lot.

Significant Feature: Transition from Acadian to boreal forest
Length: 7.4 km (4.6 miles) loop
Hiking Time: 2 - 3 hours
Elevation: 95 - 430 m (310 - 1410 ft.)

view Franey Trail map (CBHNP Map - Copyright Parks Canada 2007, 2008, 2009. Used with permission)