Paquette Lake and Mica Hill is a 7.7 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.7 km
183 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running





3 months ago

Absolutely amazing!!!

This will become one of the premier hikes in the park!

We can not explain how surprised and amazed we were when we reached the summit. The trail is in the process of some major improvements. The original trail was probably a road (from a hundred years ago) straight and boring. The new trail is full of twists and turns, some viewing areas and crushed granite has been added to about half of the trail. The last half is a bit more rustic and just as enjoyable (and looks like it will receive the same upgrade soon).

We found a TON of blueberries that were super yummy! We enjoyed the creeks that all have nice new bridges. We were the only people on the trail which was an amazing way to connect with nature and, we saw tons of moose tracks.

The cache container is new and in perfect condition.

Thank you for this amazing adventure!!

8 months ago

You can actually drive this part of the trail if you are so inclined. Park at the lot and walk the path behind the gate. It leads to a beautiful lake on the plateau and you can continue down the path after visiting the lake to go to Mica Hill. Breathtaking views all around you and you probably will only see a few other hikers. Just be cautious of the weather as you do not want to be on the plateau when a lightning storm rolls through. There also seemed to be some evidence of bears and moose.

Sunday, August 20, 2017