More than 64 kilometres of trails let visitors explore the historical
and geological points of interest in the park. Information and of
hiking and nature trails are available at the Visitor Centre in
the Marie Louise Campground.
Weather conditions on and near Lake Superior are subject to sudden,
sharp changes. Ensure you are prepared when hiking in the park.
Burma Trail 11.4
Great for birdwatching and spotting wildlife, this trail between
Marie Louise Drive and North Scenic Drive passes through stands
of mature red and white pine, by the shores of small interior lakes
and over rocky outcrops
Gardner Lake Trail 4
Known for its moose-viewing opportunities, this trail takes you
down an old logging road to Gardner Lake.
Joe Creek Nature Trail 1.6
This trail follows picturesque Joe Creek down a series of small
waterfalls from Highway 587 to Lake Superior. After crossing a small
footbridge, the trail returns to the highway on the other side of
Kabeyun Trail 40
Ideal for overnight backpacking trips as well as shorter, all-day
hikes, this scenic coastal trail starts at Thunder Bay Lookout,
rounds the tip of the peninsula - the Sleeping Giant's feet -- and
ends at the trailhead at Highway 587. Beaches and coves offer respite
along the route and Lake Superior is an ever deep blue presence.
The section between the Sleeping Giant's feet and Lehtinen's twists
and turns over the boulders of a talus slope. It is especially treacherous
in wet weather.
Middlebrun Bay Trail 4.2
This trail is an easy hike to a secluded sandy beach and a fen (wetland),
full of plants that grow only in this type of habitat. An extension
of the trail at the end of the beach leads to Finlay Bay.
Pickerel Lake Trail 10
In the winter, this scenic trail through one of the park's impressive
white pine stands is part of the network of cross-country ski trails.
You can join this trail at several locations, including the parking
lot at Rita Lake.
Piney Wood Hills Trail 3
Winding through open mixed forest into pine-forested hilly terrain,
this trail ends at a viewpoint over Joeboy Lake.
Plantain Lane Trail 0.5
km linear, barrier free
A section of the old, abandoned Silver Islet Road takes you over
a small bridge on Sibley Creek. The view from the bridge is one
of the park's many treasures.
Ravine Lake Trail 1.5
This trail climbs steadily to two lookouts over Grassy Lake and
the peninsula's south coast. It then travels down to the shore of
Ravine Lake, returning through a shaded cedar grove. The descent
to the lake is steep.
Sawbill Lake Trail 2.3
This trail is part of an old logging road. It provides access to
the Sawyer Bay Trail from the Marie Louise Road and includes one
moderately steep climb.
Sawyer Bay Trail 6
This abandoned logging road leads to Sawyer Bay at the base of the
Sleeping Giant. A number of hills offer views of the Giant and abundant
wild berries in season.
Sibley Creek Trail 1.7
Leading you through a mixed forest to a marsh and stream section
of Sibley Creek, this trail is ideal for viewing forest ecosystems
and beaver dams and lodges.
Sifting Lake Trail 4
Visit the quiet shores of Sifting Lake on this trail.
Talus Lake Trail 5
Known for its wildlife viewing in season, this rugged trail travels
between the Sleeping Giant and Thunder Mountain, connecting the
Kabeyun Trail (south) with the Sawyer Bay Trail. It takes you past
three secluded lakes, a sedge meadow, spectacular cliffs, talus
slopes and a small waterfall. Be careful in wet weather.
Thunder Bay Bogs Trail 0.8
This trail traverses rocky terrain to the shore of a small, still
lake. At interpretive stops along the way, read about glacial features
and how local plants have adapted to the harsh growing conditions.
Twinpine Lake Trail 4.7
This trail connects the Burma Trail with the Kabeyun Trail and passes
by picturesque Twinpine Lake. The section from the lake to the coast
can often be wet, so be careful.
Wildlife Habitat Trail 2.4
Weaving through an area that has been altered to create habitat
for moose, this trail offers plenty of opportunity to view wildlife.