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Branch Pond Lookoff
(#20 Cape Breton Highlands National Park)

Branch Pond Look-off

Get a glimpse of the interior of the park

A slow steady climb to the park's interior highland plateau, bogs and large windswept barrens are the wilderness experiences on this trail. The lookoff gives you a panoramic view of the Atlantic coast and the open highland plateau.

Trailhead: Turn off the Cabot Trail at the Warren Brook warden's station and follow the Mary Ann Falls road for about 5.9 km to the small parking area.

Significant Feature: Highland plateau, barrens
Length: 8.1 km (5 miles) return
Hiking Time: 2 - 3 hours.
Elevation: 100 - 305 m (330 - 1000 ft.)