Trail Length – 7.25km
Hiking Time – 2.5 hours
This unmarked trail in the CBHNP is our all time favourite where the climb offers amazing views of mountains, coastline and our famous Cabot Trail. You can even see the Magdalen Islands on clear days!
The trail winds up what was once part of the old Cabot Trail from the Cap Rouge to the Skyline trail. Be on the watch out for moose as they love it up there as much as we do! At the top, the mountain is covered in wild blueberries. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic and make sure you take lots of photos!
The first section of the trail climbs alongside the river for the first half hour where you’ll need to watch out for tree roots and rocks. Once you cross the river you’ll have a gradual climb as it winds up what was once part of the old Cabot Trail from the Cap Rouge to the Skyline. The last section has a bit of a climb and then meanders through moose country of grassy sections, shrubbery and old weathered trees. You walk along the ridge, at the first fork, head left, at the second fork, head left or right – both directions bring you to beautiful spots. At the top, it’s like walking on sponge as the mountain top is covered in wild blueberry and cranberry patches and moss. At the tip, you are rewarded by views of mountains, coastline and the ocean. A perfect spot for a picnic or a snack!
Trail head/Starting Point:
Park at the Cap Rouge Look-off. Trailhead – Cross the road and there is an old green MT&T post to the left, that’s the start of the trail.
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