Jack Pine Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Jack Pine Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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Phone 902-224-2306

Website parkscanada.gc.ca

Region: Cabot Trail
Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

This scenic trail overlooks the Atlantic coastline and winds through a post-fire jack pine stand. This pocket of jack pine is significant because it is separated from the rest of its range by 200 km. Interpretive panels tell the story of this area, beginning with a fire in 1921, a budworm infestation and the hardy vegetation that survives today in this harsh coastal environment. If you want a longer hike, connect up with the Coastal Trail.

Trailhead: Turn off the Cabot Trail at the Black Brook day use area and turn left to the upper parking lot. 
Significant Feature: Atlantic coastline
Length: 2.3…
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