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Clyburn Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Date: May 17th 2020 until October 28th 2020

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 Highlands Links Golf Course, 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

 

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