Money Point

Length Duration Difficulty Cell Service
13.74 km 5h 30min 5+ No

The hike starts with a steep climb over an old rugged washed out road following some power lines. There is a small look-off roughly half way up the climb, the view is great. You get many nice views of the Bay of St Lawrence pretty much any time you turn around on the ascend especially near the top.

Once on top follow the road keeping left at the junction. Soon the road turns steep and alders slowly start to close in but when you make it through to the bottom you will get to see one of the most beautiful sights Cape Breton has to offer.

Money Point (Old)

Money Point (Old)

Money Point itself is beyond words and there will likely be a few horses around to add to the setting. Save some energy for the return tho as the walk back up the mountain is grueling.

Although it is one of the most amazing places on the island, Money Point is also one of the more remote hikes in Cape Breton and is not for the inexperienced. There is no easy place to get fresh water on this trail either for overnight trips, so make sure to bring lots.



Trail Head

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Turn off the Cabot trail and head towards Meat Cove/Bay of St. Lawrence, head straight past the Co-op (do not go to Meat Cove). Turn right onto Money Point Rd and drive to the end of it. Park along side the road leaving room for other vehicles to turn around.




Money Point trail.

Money Point trail.



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  1. My girlfriend and I just did this hike on Sept 30th 2014. We made most of the decent in the clouds only to emerge out on the meadow with the ocean waves crashing on the jagged rocks of Money Point. Looking up, around and out it was truly the most incredible sight I have ever laid eyes on. Next time I will just stay down there rather than climbing back up the mountain. I am so glad we did this. If you are reading this… you should go there and do this hike. You wont regret it. Pictures simply cant do it justice.

  2. Agreed with Mike above; absolutely gorgeous rock beach. We hiked 26-Aug-2015 and had a cloudless day. Near Money Point (we didn’t quite get there; just stopped at the shoreline soon as we descended), we saw a ship sailing between us and St Paul Island, and, briefly, a grey seal hunting in the surf.

    Though arduous, I enjoyed this hike – by far – more than any other on our Cape Breton vacation; even more than several of the National Park trails.