Alerts and Advisories as of: July 16, 2020
****NOTICE: Coastal Trail Closure - Barrett River bridge ONLY****
Barrett River access: Due to highway 17 bridge repairs, hikers will not be permitted to cross the Barrett River on highway 17 for the remainder of the 2020 season.
The Coastal Trail is open to the Barrett River from either the North or South side. However, the crossing on the Highway 17 bridge is closed due to bridge repairs and safety concerns. Alternate shuttle arrangements should be made prior to commencing on your hike.
Suggestions to complete your Lake Superior coastal experience:
1. Head North from the Agawa Campground to Gargantua Harbour:
Route Option #1: Hike from the Agawa Campground to Sinclair Cove. Arrange a shuttle from Sinclair Cove to the Sand River. From the Sand River you can continue the Coastal Trail to beautiful Gargantua Harbour.
Route Option #2: Start your Coastal Trail experience at the Sand River and continue North to Gargantua Harbour.
2. Head South from Gargantua Harbour to the Agawa Campground:
Route Option #1: Hike from Gargantua Harbour to the Sand River. Arrange a shuttle from the Sand River to the Sinclair Cove Trail entrance. Continue hiking South to the Agawa Campground.
Route Option #2: Hike from Gargantua Harbour to the Sand River.
NOTE: The Coastal Trail is not closed. You can take day trips from the Sand River to the Barrett River or from Sinclair Cove to the Barrett River no restrictions apply along these route segments. However, pedestrian crossing of the Highway 17 bridge at the Barrett River is closed for 2020 and alternative shuttle arrangements should be made.