Date: May 21st 2021 until October 24th 2021
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 on the Clyburn Trail. This trail follows the river for most of the way, but you can catch a glimpse of the Cape Breton Highlands Links, as it weaves its way up the valley. Feel humbled by the sheer rock face of Franey Mountain 425 m (1400 ft.) above. This level, easy trail is great for a fitness walk or relaxing stroll. Caution: Mountain bikes are permitted but there are rough sections starting about 2 km in. Not recommended for road bikes.
Trailhead: Just north of the Clyburn River bridge
Significant Feature: Hardwood valley, river, remains of old gold mine
Length: 8 km (5 mi) return
Hiking Time: 2–3 hours
Elevation: 5–50 m (15–165 ft.)
Relatively level trail. Rough sections where trail floods. Not maintained beyond the gold mine.
Trail Rating: Moderate