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MacIntosh Brook Trail - Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Imagine a nice, easy, fairly level stroll along a babbling brook and through a mature hardwood forest with a scenic waterfall at the end. Add to that the songs of forest birds and you have this relaxing trail.

Trailhead: MacIntosh Brook Campground and day use area Significant Feature: Old growth Acadian forest, waterfall Length: 1.7 km (1.1 mi) return Hiking Time: 30 - 45 min Elevation: 30 - 65 m (100 - 215 ft.) Suitable for most skill levels. Uneven trail surface (exposed roots) in some places.

GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):

Lat: 46.811806 Long: -60.767669

Open from mid-May until mid-October. A park pass is required for hiking or use of other services in the park. Check in at the Parks Canada Visitor Centres in Ch├ęticamp (16 Visitor Centre Rd., situated on the west side of the park) or in Ingonish (37637 Cabot Trail, on the east side of the park) to obtain passes, information on visitor safety and any other information you may need, including a trail location map.

For your comfort and safety:

- Do not approach, disturb or feed wild animals.

- Take along appropriate clothing - rapid weather changes often occur on the plateau or along the coast.

- Carry water with you, especially for longer trails, climbs or open barrens.

- Bring insect repellent as black flies and mosquitoes are common all summer.

- Mountain bikes are permitted only where indicated, for public safety and protection of the environment.

- Stay on boardwalks to protect fragile vegetation.

- Do not throw food or scraps along the trails or roads.

- Read "Keep it Wild, Keep it Safe" brochure, available at park visitor centres.

Details

Activities: Birding • Hiking

Cell Service: No Service

Core Experience: Outdoor Adventure

Government Level: National

Pets Policy: Leashed

Trail Surface: Natural

Trail Type: Wilderness

Other Info

Directions: Trailhead located at the MacIntosh Brook Campground and day use area.

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MacIntosh Brook Trail - Cape Breton Highlands National Park

24150 Cabot Trail
Cape Breton Highlands NP, NS

Hours:
no maintenance in off-season.


Phone: 902-224-2306
Fax: 902-285-2866

Website: http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca/capebreton

Distance: 0.8
Duration: 0.4 hours