Branch Pond Look-off

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Trail closed

The Branch Pond Look-off Trail is closed until further notice due to a hazardous bridge near the beginning of the trail.

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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