Explore the most popular hiking trails near Heron Bay with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

An beautiful hike! Keep your eyes on the ground and you’ll spot some arctic plants thanks to the unique climate Superior creates. The White River Suspension Bridge is a real treat at the end!

I took an early morning stroll around this little loop and was in awe of how beautiful and peaceful it was. Excellent way to start the day!

Beautiful views of the lake and coves asking this trail.

challenging first half of the trail, but excellent views. well worth the trip to the suspension bridge and camp site at the bottom of the falls

backpacking
2 months ago

August 3-9, 2018 pukaskwa Costal Trail Hike.
The Pukaskwa Costal Trail is very challenging and rugged 60km wilderness trail. There are no trail markers and you need to follow rock carins to stay on course. The only road access is at the campground at Hatti Cove from where I took the boat shuttle to the end at North Swallow and hiked my way out.
I have been wanting to hike this trail for a number of years and finally resolved to do it for my 50th birthday. The Costal Trail Hike was truly a trip of a lifetime for me. This was my longest backpacking trip and setting out to do it solo was a challenge in itself. I can tell you that this trail does not come close to touching anything that I have hiked before. The hike was phenomenal. Every aspect from the physical challenge to the spectacular views and incredible campsites completely blew me away. I met some awesome people on the trail and left with a feeling that it was a great privilege to spend the time in such a special place.

Also known as the White Water Suspension Bridge Trail. 7.8km hike each way. Beautiful trail with varying types of terrain and scenery. Difficult route, be prepared to climb over a lot of rocks. Most difficult part is within the first/last 4.5km (as it is a there and back route). At 4.5km point is a backcountry campsite right on the water that is beautiful. Great break point. The suspension bridge overhanging the falls/rapids at the end is absolutely breathtaking and made the whole experience worth it! Did this hike at the end of May so we were the only ones on the trail, however, if you plan to camp, Pukaswa is very cold that time of year!

Relatively new trail that branches off the Coastal Trail in Pukaskwa National Park. Being new it had marker ribbons instead of proper blazes, and parts were newly cut vs. being well-worn. First part of trail is easy-to-moderate but in the loop section you're faced with challenging climbs up massive granite out-crops. At the top get ready for some amazing views of Lake Superior and smaller surrounding lakes, rivers, and valleys.

hiking
Friday, August 29, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this trail. Once we were out of eyesight of the Visitor's Center, the only people we saw were a sea kayaking couple. The trail itself it not too strenuous, however the hardest part was staying on the trail as it can be hard to find with brush overgrowth. The trail crosses a box canyon, the first night's camp site was near a waterfall and a nice place for a swim! The second night's camp was along Lake Superior. Here we saw a moose eating out of the river-- he was on the opposite bank (fortunately!). We also enjoyed the Norther Lights. If you want a place all to yourself this is it!

hiking
Thursday, September 14, 2017

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017