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Mica Hill Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Date: May 17th 2020 until October 28th 2020

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. Explore a small side loop past Paquette Lake on your return.

 

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; 8.4 km (5.2 mi) with loop

Hiking Time: 3–4 hours

Elevation: 260–400 m (850–1345 ft.)

Gradual climb.
Trail Rating: Moderate

 

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