Branch Pond Look-off

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Trail closed

The Branch Pond Look-off Trail is no longer maintained due to the removal of an unsafe bridge near the beginning of the trail. This page will be archived on April 1, 2024, and the trail will be removed from park maps and this website.

The trail explores Acadian, Boreal and Taiga land regions and leads to a look-off offering an impressive view of the Atlantic coast and the park interior plateau, with Cape Smokey and Cape North appearing as miniature mountains in the distance.

Length 8.4 km / 5.2 mi (return)
Locator map - Branch Pond Look-off
Hiking Bicycling Look-off
Rating Moderate  Moderate: Medium-length trails with moderate elevation gain and some short, steep sections. Suitable for most visitors.
Elevation 100 - 305 m (330 - 1,000 ft)
Time 4 - 5 hours
Significant features Highland plateau, barrens
Gentle climb. Rugged sections.
Trailhead Follow the Mary Ann Falls Road for about 5.9 km to a small parking area
Lat: 46.753010 Long: -60.364957

Map: Branch Pond Look-off

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