Lewis Mountain

Orangedale, Nova Scotia B0E 2K0

Lewis Mountain

Lewis Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"Climbing from near Whycocomagh Bay to a plateau more than 200 m (650 ft) above, the Lewis Mountain Road can be a hiker’s delight. The first half of the trail is exceptionally attractive, following MacPhersons Brook up a narrow ravine through a lush hardwood forest. Families will enjoy the first section of this walk."

More Lewis Mountain Professional Reviews and Guides

"Climbing from near Whycocomagh Bay to the heights of the Cape Breton Highlands Plateau, more than 700 m (2300 ft) above, the Lewis Mountain Road is a hiker’s delight. The first half of the trail must be one of the prettiest walks in this book, following an always-lively brook up a narrow ravine through a lush hardwood forest alive with birds. Although it is a former road crossing the Highlands between the Bras D’Or Lakes and Lake Ainslie, it is as if the route was designed for hiking, wide enough for two to walk side-by-side yet narrow enough to provide enclosed and comfortable snugness.

Families will enjoy this walk, although the constant climb may prevent some from continuing to its end. For many, turning back when path and brook diverge will provide the best scenic experience. Energetic hikers will want to follow the path to the junction where I have ended my description, and mountain bikers may wish to continue the rest of the distance, about another 5 km (3 mi) to Lake Ainslie."

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7/5/2008
Very pleasant, although there is a significant error in the description. The trail climbs 700ft, not 700m.
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Trail Information

Orangedale
Nearby City
9.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4+ hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Snowmobiling
Additional Use
Gov’t topo Map: 11F14 (Whycocomagh), 11K03 (Lake Ainslie)
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Oct 2018