Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada

Glasgow Lakes Look-off

Glasgow Lakes Look-off

Locator map - Glasgow Lakes Look-off
Hiking Look-off

From Paquette Lake, follow an old fire access trail across windswept barrens, over hills and through stands of softwood trees. Then follow a short side trail to the top of Glasgow Lakes Hill where you can see for miles! This is a great trail to give you a feel for the "highlands plateau". This flat area at the top of the park has vegetation similar to the northern Taiga with stunted trees, huckleberries and bracken ferns. The panoramic view of the open barrens and the ocean are unique.

Length: 9.2 km (5.7 mi) return
Elevation: 260 - 460 m (850 - 1,510 ft)
Time: 3 - 4 hours
Significant Features: Highlands Taiga
Steady climb. Rugged sections. Trail very wet during some seasons.

Trailhead: Take the Paquette Lake road and park at the lake
GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 46.834629 Long: -60.434124

Map - Glasgow Lakes Look-off 
Map - Glasgow Lakes Look-off
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