Cape Breton Trail is a mixture of ATV trail, cobblestone beaches and single file paths. It is the eastern most head land of the Cape Breton Island. The trail leads you through a nice and unique coastline made of bogs and swamps. The section from Baleine Head to Hummocky Point is quite easy and enjoyable. From Kelpy Cove onward the hike is harder and mainly consists of cobblestone. Once you reach the Cape Breton headland, enjoy the view and retrace your steps. It is possible to continue further but the trail is in rough shape at this point.
As of October 2013 the trail is becoming more indistinct in certain areas. This should be of little concern however, as following the coast line will get you where you want to get to. Stick to a visible foot path whenever possible to help save the sparse vegetation.
Head towards Louisbourg and turn left at the Little Loriaine turn off. Drive until you see Baleine Road (dirt) on your right. The trail starts at the end of this road on a small rise and decent parking is available.