Casque Isles Trail - McLean's Segment is a 12.9 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Rossport, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.9 km
582 m
Point to Point

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nature trips

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This is the first leg of the Casque Isles trail which connects the communities of Rossport, Schreiber and Terrace Bay along the rugged North Shore of Lake Superior. This leg begins at a small park just off the Hwy #17 in the village of Rossport, and winds its way along the north side of both the highway and the railway, before finishing at the Whitesand Lake campground in Rainbow Falls provincial park. Along the way, you will encounter rugged boulder fields, dense forest, and bald rock outcrops, as you alternate between descending into low marshy boreal forest and climbing high onto rocky ridges offering panoramic views of Lake Superior. Blueberries may be found at many spots along the trail during the summer months. There are numerous signs to help you stay on route, and good bridges at each stream crossing. The eastern terminus of this segment of the Casque Isles trail brings you past the scenic Rainbow Falls, and offers pleasant camping with a beach and other facilities.

trail running
2 months ago

This trail is rough and rugged, has many steep ascents/descents, but is well marked and easy enough to follow. While most of the hike is through deep forest, there are a few opportunities to see the panorama of Lake Superior around the Rossport area, with all of its many islands and channels. There are a few creeks to obtain water from and the trail is maintained enough to travel with a heavy pack, but is definitely a "backcountry" experience. The Rainbow Falls are a pleasant surprise at the end of this leg.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Saturday, September 03, 2016