the SKYLINE Trail is located in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Nova Scotia) and is one of the “must do” hikes in the Highlands. It is a very easy, family style hike that offers forest views, the ocean, and wildlife. It is loop that covers just over 9km at an elevation around 1,200 ft. You may notice that the forest seems to be disturbed, this was caused by a forest fire in the 1950’s. At the end of the trail, you will find an elaborate network of viewing decks, boardwalks, and benches. You can peer down on the Cabot Trail, or turn and look for whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. We were fortunate enough to view whales breaching and turn around and see moose on a cliff. I recommend that you hit the trail early so that you can avoid the crowds, we were on trail at 7:30am and never saw another soul for about 3 hours. On our walk out was a highway of tourists.