Salmon Pools Trail
|Record #: MCI0057||Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018||Last Full Update: 14 Sep 2015|
|Located Within||Pleasant Bay|
|Where To Find Us||
Pleasant Bay, NS B0E 2P0
|Areas Served||Inverness County|
|Description & Services|
|Information||Ideal for a fitness walk or a stroll, this level trail follows the bottom of the Chéticamp River canyon with cliffs almost 400 metres (1,300 ft) high towering above. The First Pool is about 3.6 km up the Chéticamp River. The trail narrows and continues to Chance Pool where polished exposed bedrock makes a great location for a picnic. At the Second Pool the trail narrows to the Third Pool which marks the end of the trail. Watch for Atlantic salmon in the deeper pools. Listen for barred owls at dusk. Bicycles are permitted up to Second Pool.
Trailhead: Opposite the Chéticamp Visitor Centre.
Significant Feature: Ocean and mountain scenery
Length: 8.4 km (5.2 mi) loop
Hiking Time: 3 - 4 hours
Elevation: 20 - 365 m (65 - 1200 ft.)
Steep inclines. Rugged sections. Stream crossings.
|Tags||All Things Trails ; Cape Breton Connect ; Hiking ; NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories ; Trails|
|Categories||Hiking Trails ; National Parks|