Date: May 17th 2020 until October 28th 2020
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 360-degree views of the entire Clyburn Brook canyon and the Atlantic coastline from Cape Smokey to Ingonish. Gaze back at the mountains, the sheer 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. 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 1 km to a small parking lot.
Significant Feature: Transition from Acadian to boreal forest
Length: 7.5 km (4.6 mi) loop
Hiking Time: 2–3 hours
Elevation: 95–430 m (310–1410 ft.)
Steep climb. Rugged sections.
Trail Rating: Difficult