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Franey Trail

Located In Ingonish Beach
Where To Find Us
Ingonish Beach, NS B0C 1L0
Areas Served Victoria County
Phone 902-224-2306 Cheticamp 
902-285-2691- Ingonish Office
Description & Services
Information 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: 7.4 km (4.6 mi) loop 
Hiking Time: 2 - 3 hours 
Elevation: 95 - 430 m (310 - 1410 ft.) 
Steep climb. Rugged sections.
Special Information
Tags All Things Trails ; Cape Breton Connect ; Hiking ; NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories ; Trails
Categories - General Hiking Trails ; National Parks