Aspy Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
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Months of Operation
May 15 - October 15
456 Beulach Ban Rd, Cape Breton Highlands NP, Cabot Trail
Trailhead: At the parking lot for Beulach Ban Falls
Significant Features: Acadian and mixed forest
Length: 9.6 km (6 mi) return
Hiking time: 3 - 4 hours
Elevation: 60 - 450 m (200 - 1,500 ft)
Short climbs. Rugged sections. Stream crossings.
GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 46.814041 Long: -60.626273
Open from mid-May until mid-October. A park pass is required for hiking or use of other services in the park. Check in at the Parks Canada Visitor Centres in Chéticamp (16 Visitor Centre Rd., situated on the west side of the park) or in Ingonish (37637 Cabot Trail, on the east side of the park) to obtain passes, information on visitor safety and any other information you may need, including a trail location map.
For your comfort and safety:
- Do not approach, disturb or feed wild animals.
- Take along appropriate clothing - rapid weather changes often occur on the plateau or along the coast.
- Carry water with you, especially for longer trails, climbs or open barrens.
- Bring insect repellent as black flies and mosquitoes are common all summer.
- Mountain bikes are permitted only where indicated, for public safety and protection of the environment.
- Stay on boardwalks to protect fragile vegetation.
- Do not throw food or scraps along the trails or roads.
- Read "Keep it Wild, Keep it Safe" brochure, available at park visitor centres.
Activities: Birding & wildlife