3 Peaks Challenge


8th Annual CB Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge

This unique event is back with 3 new trails in 2017 to hike in one day on July 15th. They are Aspy, Tenerife and Coastal, approximately 25 km. Last year’s event was sold out & attracted 24 teams from  PEI,  Mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island.

Teams start the day early, and are expected to be at the Aspy Trail parking lot at 6:30 am to check in and pick up their team kit.  Group photo will be taken (6:50am)  at Beulach Ban Falls a short walk away. The event begins at 7:00 am. sharp. For planning purposes, the hiking portion of the 3 Peaks Challenge event is expected to take from 7-8 hrs and driving portion 1-1.5 hours. All times are approximate. This is not a timed event. It is a personal challenege with team support.

After completing the last peak – Coastal, teams will check in (location to be announced) to to sign the completion form. The closing ceremony & reception will begin at approximately 4:00 pm. – 6:00 pm. Location to be announced.

Registration will open Saturday, Feb 11th at 8 pm. (ADT) for teams. The limit for teams in 2017 is 24.

The Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge is hosted and organized by the Hike the Highlands Festival Society with assistance from Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

8th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge will be held on July 15, 2017 For more information….on registration, the 3 Peaks, & map visit our website. Please book early for accommodations.  July is a busy time on the Cabot Trail.  Teams are recommended to stay overnight on Friday evening in Top of the Island region – Neil’s Harbour, Cape North, Dingwall and Bay St. Lawrence communities.  Ingonish & area region on Saturday evening.


The 3 Peaks

Aspy, Tenerife and Coastal , are three interesting challenges for you to high in one day. All are brand new to this event.  Hiking these 3 Peaks will require you to be in good physical shape with the ability to hike 20 plus kms and most of the day. You will require to have at least 2 bottles of water for each peak plus snacks.  July can be a hot month. You should bring your lunch on Tenerife.  Expect to have snacks  on the last one, Coastal .  Please note this event will take place rain or shine.

Team Captain Role & Responsibilities

The role the team captain plays in this event is very important – he/she will be the team leader. The captain will be reponsible for organizing & preparing the team for this event, registering the team and the safety of the team. The captain is reponsible for making sure each teammate completes the challenge and checks in to sign the completion form after hiking the last peak – Coastal .  Teams are expected to car pool as parking is limited. Planning & Training tips will be provided in the next newsletter.



Registration Details Registration is now open (click here) for this year’s 2017 Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge.  Registration is a two step process – register team online first and then pay online. Registration fee per team is $150.00 and includes one National Park entry pass for each team,  souvenir t-shirt for each team member, closing reception and door prizes. Registration is limited to 24 teams.


Hike The Highlands Festival Society P.O. Box 239

Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1K0 cbhighlands3peaks@gmail.com

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