Home  >>Trails >> Trails Around The World >>Canada >>Nova Scotia >>

Lat: Lng:

Branch Pond Lookoff

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

8km return. Steady climb to bogs, large barrens, plateau. 360 degree view of Ingonish and ocean. Can see Sydney on clear day. One of the few trails you can cycle (legally) in Highlands National Park.
discuss this trail in the Eastern Canada forum >>
post pictures of this trail >>
search for trail pictures >>

This trail doesn't have any Longitude and Latitude data for the map. Participate and drag the red marker to the correct location.
Enter a Starting Point (City, State, or Landmark)


[X]Cancel
Latitude
46.75726874246586
Longitude
-60.3614616394043
Trail Directions
Drive through Ingonish towards Neil's Harbor. Follow signs posted by park. You'll have to drive in about 7km of winding mountain dirt road to get to the Branch Pond parking lot.
Trail Length
Fire road goes on past plateau.
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Ingonish
   


Sort Reviews by:  Latest Review | Best Rating
Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 31, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: RobB ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Gradual 4 km steady climb over a hard pack terrain with lots of baby heads and mouse droppings along the way but no mouse. Once you reach the top there’s some beautiful stunted vegetation along with a great view of the surrounding peaks and ocean. The return trip is a fast, fun downhill, just watch out for hikers. Of the three legal trails in the park this one is by far the best.

Recommended Route:
See above.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Trous de Saumons



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
October 30, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Barry , from Nova Scotia

Summary:
Best panoranmic view of area. Slow, steady trip in to plateau, fast descent out. Watch out for moose/cyotes on the trail. Trail is maintained by park and is usually in good shape. Suitable for all skill levels.

Recommended Route:
Drive into parking lot.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mary-Ann Falls, Clyburn Valley, Middle-Head.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.
Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)