Fishing Cove

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

You are 355 metres (1,165 feet) above sea level! Hike from the top of the mountain about six kilometres down to a small ocean cove and grassy clearing – the only designated wilderness camp site in the park. This was once the site of a Scottish fishing community and these settlers traded with the French for supplies. Explore the beach, roam the hills or swim in fresh or salt water. You must register at a park visitor centre prior to camping.

Length 12 km / 7.5 mi (return)
Locator map - Fishing Cove
Hiking Backcountry Camping Pit privy
Rating Difficult  Difficult: Longer trails with long, steep sections that are suitable for visitors who have trail experience and are prepared (proper equipment and water).
Elevation 0 - 355 m (0 - 1,165 ft)
Time 5 - 6 hours
Significant features Acadian forest, ocean cove and headlands
Steep descent. Some muddy sections. No potable water on site.
Trailhead On the Cabot Trail at the top of MacKenzie Mountain
Lat: 46.771540 Long: -60.837225
Map: Fishing Cove

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