Salt Mountain Trail – Whycocomagh

Salt Mountain Map


     Name:            Salt Mountain Trail
     County:          Inverness County
     Ownership:     Province of Nova Scotia
     Contact:          NS Department of Natural Resources
     Trail Length:    2.50 km
     Season:           May 15 - October 15


     Emergency:       911
     Special:         There is a pay phone at the park office.


Wycocomagh Provincial Park on highway 105 (Salt Mountain Memorial Park), 
Inverness County. 

     Walking:             N       Hiking:           Y
     Mountain Biking: N       XCountry ski: N
     ATV:                 N        Horse:            N
     Snowmobile:      N        Coastal:          N
     Loop:                Y        Wheelchair:    N
     Wheelchair Assisted: N  

This is a maintained 2.5 km return hike to the top of Salt Mountain rising 230 
metres (750 ft) above Bras d'Or Lake.  The steep climb to the top travels through
a forest of predominantly mixed woods.  At the summit there are several lookoff
points offering picturesque views of the lake and surrounding mountains. 

The park itself contains camping, outhouses, picnic area, parking, cooking and 
table shelters, water taps and showers.  Visitors are reminded to be careful on 
the very steep, slippery slope on the side of the mountain.