Mica Hill

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

This breathtaking trail winds through Acadian mixed forest and stunted taiga as it climbs to the wind-swept highlands plateau. It offers 360º 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.

Length 7.9 km / 4.9 mi (loop)
Locator map - Glasgow Lakes Look-off
Hiking Look-off
Rating Moderate  Moderate: Medium-length trails with moderate elevation gain and some short, steep sections. Suitable for most visitors.
Elevation 260 - 410 m (850 - 1,345 ft)
Time 3 - 3.5 hours
Significant features Highlands taiga, mica outcrop
Gradual climb.
Trailhead Take the Paquette Lake Road and park at the lake
Lat: 46.834629 Long: -60.434124

Map: Mica Hill

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