Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins is located on The Great Trail, and the groomed Cape Clear 104 & 409 SANS Snowmobile Trails - We are a perfect place for outdoor adventures in the southern Cape Breton Highlands.
Hike, bike, or ride your way into the wilderness on two multi-use trails that connect on our 200 acre mountain property, centrally located in the heart of Cape Breton Island, 35 minutes from the Canso Causeway.
Spend the day hiking or riding The Great Trail, or relax and watch the eagles from your cabin porch - the choice is yours! We're only 5km off the TransCanada Highway 105, but this is indeed the wild backcountry - home to wild cats, bear, coyote, moose, and many other forms of wildlife.
Our business operates year-round. We invite you to come and enjoy the wilderness in all four seasons. Our cabins are heated, insulated and sleep up to 4 people. Washrooms and showers are located a short walk away in our main lodge, where we also have a pub/lounge and restaurant for guests to enjoy.
Packages at Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins
Hike, Bike, and Ride on The Great Trail
At the heart of Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins is a cross roads of trails. Woodland paths that lead into the beautiful hardwood forest. From our location you can travel down to the shimmering waters of the Bras d’Or Lake in Whycocomagh Bay; head across the mountain plateau and then down to the coast at Inverness; strike out towards the Margaree Valley and up into the Cape Breton Highlands, or head across Whycocomagh Mountain, across the Skye River, and up Campbell’s Mountain and beyond to Port Hastings.
The Great Trail, formerly called the TransCanada Trail, connects us to the longest recreational trail system in the world. On it, you can walk, cycle, ride, and paddle all the way across our great country! This winter we had our first cross country travellers from France stay with us on the mountain. Having walked across Newfoundland, they were en route to the Artic Ocean via Whycocomagh Mountain.
We are also located on the Cape Clear SANS 104 snowmobile trail, which extends from Port Hastings through to the Cape Breton Highlands. The SANS 409 Cape Clear Trail/The Great Trail comes up Whycocomagh Mountain from the village to meet the SANS 104 at our location. These groomed trails put world class recreational opportunities at your cabin doorstep.