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)||
|Elevation||260 - 410 m (850 - 1,345 ft)|
|Time||3 - 3.5 hours|
|Significant features||Highlands taiga, mica outcrop
|Trailhead||Take the Paquette Lake Road and park at the lake
Lat: 46.834629 Long: -60.434124