Meat Cove Mountain
||3.0 km (return)
||Linear - Return
The trail system is accessed from Meat Cove which is literally at the end of the road, the most northern community on Cape Breton, from the Cabot Trail take the turning to Aspy Bay and proceed north the pavement will run out and the remaining 8km is over a good gravel road that winds its way around the cliffs and valleys, the views are stunning and many tourists come just to drive this section of the road. At Meat Cove the Internet Cafe/welcome center has a large board showing some of the hiking trails, maps of the trails are available inside and the latest information on trails and parking. Park here, the start of the trail is a short distance back up the road you just came down.
Another couple of hundred yards takes you to the campsite and another 100 yards takes you to the end of the road and a turn around.
Meat Cove Mountain Trail
1.3 km to eastern end of ridge. This trail starts a short distance up the road from the Internet Café and is marked by a small sign on a tree, and a few stones placed to form steps, the trail climbs steeply nearly 900ft in the first 0.75km and then levels off somewhat. The grassy ridge of the mountain extends over a kilometer with fantastic views in all directions.
Meat Cove Mountain Trail head N47°01.204' W60°33.674'
End of steep climb at summit N47 00.750' W60 33.523'
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