Mica Hill Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Mica Hill Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Contact

Phone 902-224-2306

Website parkscanada.gc.ca

Region: Cabot Trail
Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

This breathtaking trail winds through Acadian mixed forest and stunted taiga as it climbs to the windswept plateau. It offers 360° views spanning the barrens, the dramatic Aspy fault, coastal villages far below and mountains reaching the most northern tip of Cape Breton. Continue along a narrower footpath to Mica Hill's remarkable outcrops of quartz and mica.

Trailhead: Take the Paquette Lake road and park at the lake 
Significant Feature: Highlands taiga, mica outcrops
Length: 7.9 km (4.9 mi) return
Hiking Time: 3 - 4 hours
Elevation: 260 - 400 m (850 - 1345 ft.)
Gradual climb.

GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 46.834629 Long: -60.434124

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