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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!

hiking
1 month ago

Another amazing trail. If there is one trail you don't want to miss, it is this one. The grotto is amazing so pack a bathing suit. Quite a bit of climbing once you get there.
Not ideal for little kids. Lots of cliffs.

Great little trail. The glass bottom boat or the zodiac will bring you to the island. Spending as much time as you might need. Lots to explore. Really lovely.

Halfway Log Dump to Grotto and back, 13km (with some double-backing). A great day trek, moderately difficult. The greatest benefit from a start at Halfway Log Dump is parking access (~60 cars, $11.70 fee) and until you reach the Cyprus intersection, no people. The grotto was well populated, we left quickly. Two dogs with us (Portuguese Water Dogs), they loved the day. Note that the first access to water, north from Halfway Log Dump is over 5km; this proved to be a lot of heat for the dogs. Full summer heat/humidity would have been too much.

Beautiful views of the lake and coves asking this trail.

if possible check out each trail at flowerpot as they offer a different experience

This was not a strenuous trail. The terrain was challenging though, so rough in some parts that pieces of tread broke off from my shoes (although the treads were small). The rocks along the shore was also a bit challenging to walk on as they move when you step on them. Beautiful view of the turquoise colour shoreline in some spots. The grotto was a nice spot. Toilets at the start of the trail, 1/2 way to the Grotto (at Stormhaven) and at the Grotto. Took 5 hours for the return trip so we were happy to rest our feet when we finished.

In retrospect I'm glad we weren't able to get reserved Grotto parking because that trail would not have been as much fun.

so nice

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!

mountain biking
3 months ago

Started at the point (visitor centre). There are many great views and the trail has many clear signs directing you to Lookout points and the boardwalk leading into the marsh. You cannot ride your bike on the boardwalk so plan to either lock it up or hike to that particular area at another point. the trail itself is bumpy and great for someone who has a hybrid bike. I would not recommend a road bike on this trail.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Nice trail. Confused couple times but probably since it was my first time biking there. Bugs were low, not to many people on the trails but have to keep a eye since you can come up on hikers quick. Very moderate trail. Still worth it tho.

Beautiful natural setting.

The view from here was breathtaking, the rocks were sometimes tricky to maneuver but overall the hike was awesome.

Fantastic views. Very busy on peak days.

This trail has become over crowded. In general the hike is great and the views are amazing but in my opinion too many people use this trail at the same time and it becomes unpleasant.

Nice short trail that is generally a loop with good variation and views. Can get very busy on summer weekends so beware that without a reservation you may not even get into the park!

Easy hike, even for elderly. Beautiful formations, great photo opts.

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
4 months ago

Next to Horse lake trail is the Georgian Bay - Marr Lake Trail which has the best view.

walking
4 months ago

Great walk I love the fact that it is accessible for scooters or wheelchair. Many birds

Pretty easy hike with beautiful views

Challenging at some points, worth the views

Nice walk around the island.

This is our most used go-to walking trail. It has some elevation differences at several points of the walk. There is a lot of heritage, history and nature to view here. This walk you get a little bit of everything! Half on land, half on unrailed boardwalk.

Amazing place to hike. If you are nature’s fan this is the place. But do check the weather before u go n stay hydrated...

Went here end of October last year. Only one other person on the trail! It was absolutely incredible, I had no idea Ontario was so beautiful. A must see

Good hike with some really nice views

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