Trous de Saumons

Cheticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0

Trous de Saumons

Trous de Saumons Professional Review and Guide

"This ride is north of Cheticamp, in the southwest corner of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Trous de Saumons is an easy, 8-mile out-and-back ride along a former road. Hard-packed and well graded along most of the route, the trail includes only a few sections of exposed and loose rock, where erosion has deteriorated the trail surface.

Fortunately, these conditions exist only after the trail reaches a warden's cabin 2 miles into the ride. Up to this point, the ride is suitable for novices and makes a great 4.3-mile round-trip for families or group excursions involving riders of mixed skill levels. Beyond the warden's cabin, the trail becomes both technically and aerobically more difficult. A deteriorating trail surface and several short but steep hills require slightly higher skill and fitness levels."

More Trous de Saumons Professional Reviews and Guides

"Chéticamp River is known for its fishing; “Trous de Saumon” is French for “salmon pools,” and anglers are often found at the deep lagoons beneath the several cataracts along the route. This path was developed to attract anglers to the park by providing easier access to the best spots. If you wish to try your luck, remember that you must use a tied fly and have a licence."

"Cheticamp River is known for its fishing; the name of this hike is French for “salmon pools,” and anglers are often found at the deep lagoons beneath the several cataracts along the route. This path was developed to attract anglers to the park by providing easier access to the best spots. If you wish to try your luck, remember that you must use a tied fly and have a licence.

Novices can enjoy this hike. As far as the first pool and warden’s cabin, the route is road width and well-graded, suitable for almost anyone. Beyond this point, however, the trail becomes progressively more difficult, more suitable for experienced, fit hikers."

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Trail Information

Cheticamp
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Technical Difficulty
Easy
Physical Difficulty
Moderate
Skill Level
Mid-May to late October.
Season
Cape Breton Highlands National Park, 902-285-2691.
Local Contacts
Free map offered by the park.
Local Maps

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Oct 2018