The trail follows a long, narrow peninsula separating two ocean bays, ending on headland cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Smokey and Ingonish Island.
There are opportunities to see seabirds, seals, whales and eagles, as well as fishing boats in the early summer.

Length 3.8 km / 2.4 mi (loop)
Locator map - Middle Head
Hiking Look-off
Rating Moderate  Moderate: Medium-length trails with moderate elevation gain and some short, steep sections. Suitable for most visitors.
Elevation 5 - 45 m (15 - 150 ft)
Time 1 - 2 hours
Significant features Coastal headland and vegetation
Interpretive loop. Mostly level with short climbs. Some rocky, rugged sections.
Trailhead Just beyond the Keltic Lodge (civic address: 383 Keltic In Road, Ingonish)
Lat: 46.655391 Long: -60.372142
Map: Middle Head