Looking for a great trail near Thunder Bay, Ontario? AllTrails has 39 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Sleeping Giant Provincial Park or Grand Portage State Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 17 moderate trails in Thunder Bay ranging from 1 to 20.6 miles and from 606 to 1,131 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
washed out
8 days ago

This was clearly unmarked and less traveled trail. We never reached our destination because the trail was so overgrown you couldn't see where you were stepping.

hiking
bridge out
muddy
washed out
27 days ago

This is were we saw our first and second moose while visiting isle Royale! We only made it about 0.75 miles out and decided o turn around due to the trail being flooded but we were very satisfied seeing two moose in such a short distance!

hiking
29 days ago

GF and I hiked 114 miles on the major IR trails in 5 days. We did only this hike on our last day as the cherry on top, and it was really the perfect end to our trip. The trail is definitely easy enough for old folks and children (I saw both on the trail). The path goes along the beautiful rocky coast out to picturesque Scoville Point with many viewpoints along the way. 100ft or so after the two trails merge you will find a bald eagle’s nest on the left. We were lucky enough to find an eagle nested there, surprisingly close to the trail. This is a very fun trail to explore and should not be missed by any single person who arrives to Rock Harbor.

GF and I hiked 114 miles over the major trails on IR in 5 days. We took this trail back to RH as we had already covered the Greenstone Ridge. Lake Richie and Moskey Cove are beautiful, and of course you get outstanding views of Lake Superior. I would rate this trail at moderate difficulty because of how rocky it is in areas. We saw one moose (many more around Feldtmann Lake) and multiple loon families with lots of chicks on Richie Lake. Highly recommend!

hiking
30 days ago

GF and I did 114 miles over 5 days covering the major trails on IR. We hiked Washington Creek to Siskiwit Bay counterclockwise on the Feldtmann Lake Loop in a day (20 miles), and the section to the Greenstone Ridge the next morning. This was our favorite day hiking due to outstanding views of Feldtmann Lake and Lake Superior, and because this trail had far more wildlife than we saw anywhere else on the island. The lake was populated by bald eagles and loons, and once we got up on Feldtmann Ridge we could see at least 6 moose swimming and frolicking in the lake. We then came face to face with 2 bull moose and a calf on the ridge itself, followed by a beaver dam where 3 beavers gave us quite a show. Siskiwit Bay campground was the most beautiful that we saw on the island, and because it’s far from the main harbors we were the only ones there. FYI the section from the campground to the GR along the Island Mine trail is very boggy because it has been taken over by beavers, but if you follow the guide posted at the campground you should be able to get through without getting your feet wet (you just have to step across stones and logs and stuff). The initial part of the guide is misleading though - stick to the trail and DO NOT walk along the beach until after you cross the bridge over the Big Siskiwit River, otherwise you will have to bushwhack through a huge messy bog to get to the bridge (or hike back quite a way).

hiking
30 days ago

GF and I did 114 miles across all the major trails on the island in 5 days. We did the Minong Ridge from McCargoe Cove to Washington Creek (29 miles) in one day. I would recommend this hike the very least of everything we did. Despite supposedly being a ridge trail, there are very few (if any) great views because as soon as the trail gets up on the ridge, within a minute it runs back down, totally defeating the purpose of climbing it in the first place. This happens over and over again, very frustrating! And the trail actually goes down the ridge on the inland side, so you don’t even get views of Lake Superior. That, combined with the fact that this is the most difficult trail on the island, makes it a total dud. Unless you are planning on trekking the entire island for the sake of doing so, I would find a different trail instead (Greenstone Ridge is much better). We did see a wolf in the Minong Mines section, which was some consolation.

hiking
bugs
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

The views here along Lake Richie were, in my opinion, the prettiest inland views in the whole park.

Great loop on paved trail around lake. Always a pleasure

good trail, nice walking by the river. A few patches of mud/water.

Very large puddle near the turn off by the highway right now, had to turn around

Good trail but still quite muddy with large puddles in some areas especially on the blue trail. water resistant/proof shoes/boots recommended.

backpacking
2 months ago

INCREDIBLE. I did a simple overnight at the campground by the cove and could not be happier. Great wildlife, great scenery, great hiking. One of my favorite trails/parks of all time!

3 months ago

My favorite trail in Michigan!

hiking
muddy
snow
3 months ago

on Stoll Trail

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

My husband and I backpacked Isle Royale in September 2018 and this was definitely my favorite trail. The hike was well worth it to camp at Lane Cove.

We didn't hike the entire trail, but it was astonishing and beautiful. We saw moose and foxes, as well as many thimble berry bushes. Very remote and serene.

great pike fishing right in front of camp site.

backpacking
8 months ago

It was horrible never do this hike.So disapointing

backpacking
9 months ago

Best backpacking trip I've experienced - Did the Feldtmann loop, including the Huginnin Cove trail. Magical 48 miles.

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