Clyburn Valley

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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. 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 this valley. Feel humbled by the sheer rock face of Franey Mountain 425 m (1,400 ft.) above.

Length 8.5 km / 5 mi (loop)
Locator map - Clyburn Valley
Hiking Skiing Snowshoeing
Rating Easy  Easy: Family-friendly trails that are suitable for all visitors.
Elevation 5 - 50 m (15 - 165 ft)
Time 2 - 3 hours
Significant features Hardwood valley, river, remains of an old gold mine
Relatively level trail. Rough sections where trail floods. Not maintained beyond the gold mine.
Trailhead For 2017: turn off the Cabot Trail just north of the Clyburn River and follow the fire access road.
Lat: 46.660688 Long: -60.410384

Map: Clyburn Valley

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