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Cross Country Skiing


Please Note: Ski Trails are no longer groomed for skiing. The trails are still open for use.
This page is presently being updated.

 

Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada                              

The Park has 7 groomed trails in four different areas: Black Brook, Warren Lake, Broad Cove and Clyburn River Valley. Skiers should be advised that weather is very changeable especially at higher elevations. National Park Trails are groomed for classic and skate skiing.

Please note:  Broad Cove and Clyburn River Valley will not be groomed in 2012

A Park Entry permit is required to ski on any groomed trail in the Park. Annual Permits include cross-country skiing. Daily rate is $7.80 per adult, family rate is $19.60, with $6.80 per senior.   

For Snow and Trail conditions call (902) 285-2549. This recorded information is updated daily by the groomer operator usually by 4:00 pm- once grooming has begun for the season. The groomer operator works 5 days a week and is off on Monday and Tuesday.

 

Trail Name:Sunrise Trail    Length 5.5 km

Location: Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Type of Trail: Groomed & Tracked

Grooming Schedule: 5 days a week as needed

Abilityrating: 2 intermediate

Special Attractions: scenic views  This trail goes from Black Brook to MaryAnn Falls.  It is part of the longer Trail that goes from Black Brook past MaryAnn Falls and to the Warren Lake Warden Station.  The trail climbs to 500 feet above sea level and descends back down (the other half of the trail). Scenic views of the Atlantic coastline and interior wilderness plateau.  Watch for wildlife  moose, deer or even otter tracks.

Services: A warming hut and waxing hut, both with electricity and wood stoves, and pit privies at the main trailhead at Black Brook, also a warm up hut and pit privy near the falls.

Trail Name: Otter Run    Length 3.0 km

Location: Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Type of Trail: Groomed & Tracked

Grooming Schedule: 5 days a week as needed

Abilityrating : 2 intermediate

Special Attractions: Otter tracks!

Services: A warming hut and waxing hut, both with electricity and wood stoves, and pit privies at the main trailhead at Black Brook.

 

Trail Name:Cove Look Out Trail      Length 1.5 km

Location: Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Type of Trail: Groomed & Tracked

Grooming Schedule: 5 days a week as needed

Abilityrating: 2 intermediate

Services: A warming hut and waxing hut, both with electricity and wood stoves, and pit privies at the main trailhead at Black Brook.

 

Trail Name:Black Brook  Length .75km

Location: Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Type of Trail: Groomed & Tracked

Grooming Schedule: 5 days a week as needed

Abilityrating:  3 beginner,

Special Attractions: Scenic views of the Black Brook River canyon

Services: A warming hut and waxing hut, both with electricity and wood stoves, and pit privies at the main trailhead at Black Brook.

 

Trail Name:Mary Ann Falls    Length is 6.5

Location: Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Type of Trail: Groomed & Tracked

Grooming Schedule: 5 days a week as needed

Abilityrating : 2 intermediate

Special Attractions: The other part of the longer trail, that goes from Mary Ann Falls to the Warren Lake Warden Station.

Services: A warm up hut and pit privy near the falls.

 

Trail Name: Warren Lake Trail  Length 3.0 return

Location: Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Type of Trail: Groomed & Tracked

Grooming Schedule: 5 days a week as needed

Abilityrating: 3 beginner,

Special Attractions: Trail is through a mixed forest of birch, maple, poplar and spruce to Warren Lake, the largest lake in the Park

Services: Pit privies

 

Trail Name: Broad Cove Campground  Length 3 km return

Location: Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Type of Trail: Groomed & Tracked

Grooming Schedule: 5 days a week as needed

Abilityrating: 3 beginner

 

Trail Name: Clyburn  Length 6 km return -

Due to washouts this trail will not be groomed for the 2011 winter season

Location: Cape Breton Highlands National Park Type of Trail: Groomed, Shorter trail this year due to washouts along the trail.

Grooming Schedule:  5 days a week as needed

Ability-rating: 3 beginner

Special Attractions: Views of the Golf Course - Highland Links. The Trail follows the Clyburn River through a hardwood valley of beech, maple and birch, with some white spruce.  Scenic views of Franey Mountain.

Backcountry Ski Area  no service, local inquiries advised

Skiing in the Park off the groomed trails would be considered a Backcountry Ski Area.  

Skiers who ski offtrail in the Park are advised to check with Warden/Staff.

 For more Information, contact Heather Dixon at (902) 285-2273

To rent one of the cabins, please contact: Carole (902) 285-2691 or Gena (902) 285-3008

 

 

 

Dates of Operation Dec - March - Weather Depending