#CBUStaycation Challenge 25 – Hike Salt Mountain

I happened to stumble upon this hike in the spring on the internet and decided to give it a try on my day off. I am still excited about the beauty that is available at the top of Salt Mountain. What a hidden gem this is! It was quite the upward climb, though. For those familiar with Coxheath Mountain, it is even more of a vertical sprint than this, but also has much more of a reward for you when you reach the top! If you are in the Whycocomagh area I highly recommend this hike!

Salt Mountain

What to expect:

  • Fairly steep incline that last about a half an hour
  • Clearly marked trail, follow the blue markers
  • A LOT of mosquitos
  • A wide open view at the top, not a children friendly hike.


  • Take the 105 highway toward Baddeck
  • Keep going beyond Baddeck to Whycocomagh
  • Just before getting into Whycocomagh you will see a sign on your right for Whycocomagh Provincial Park. There are two entrances, so don’t worry if you pass the first
  • Drive into the Park and the pull into the first parking lot you see on your right
  • The trail head is attached to the parking lot and should be easily spotted
  • Stay on the path with the blue markers. I tried to find a shortcut on the way back down the mountain and I ended up lost for a few minutes!

Be sure to take a dog or friend and a cell phone with you on this hike as these woods are quite quiet! Enjoy!!


After you’ve completed this challenge, make sure you snap a picture and share it to qualify for the Ultimate #CBUStaycation Package, which includes:

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