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Jack Pine Trail

Record #: MCV0025
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019
Last Full Update: 16 Feb 2017


Located In Ingonish Beach
Where To Find Us
Ingonish, NS
Areas Served Victoria County


Phone 902-285-2270- Cheticamp Office 
902-285-2691- Ingonish Office

Description & Services

Information This scenic trail overlooks the Atlantic coastline and winds through a post-fire jack pine stand. This pocket of jack pine is significant because it is separated from the rest of its range by 200 km. Interpretive panels tell the story of this area, beginning with a fire in 1921, a budworm infestation and the hardy vegetation that survives today in this harsh coastal environment. If you want a longer hike, connect up with the Coastal Trail. 
Trailhead:Turn off the Cabot Trail at the Black Brook day use area and turn left to the upper parking lot.  
Significant Feature: Atlantic coastline 
Length: 2.3 km (1.4 mi) loop 
Hiking Time: 1 hour 
Elevation: 10 - 55 m (35 - 180 ft.) 
Interpretive loop. Short climbs. Some rocky, rugged sections.