Feldtmann Lake Loop Trail is a 32.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Neebing, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

Length32.9 miElevation gain2,490 ftRoute typeLoop
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Isle Royale National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $7 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $60.

Don't forget your bug repellent and even netting- there are a lot of mosquitos! You will hike through some boggy areas and the mud will try to take your shoes off. Hiking sticks were helpful to balance and check mud depth. When hiking from Siskiwit Bay to Iron Mine or vice versa, you can walk along the beach.

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Tony Sax
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Roy Atkinson
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Mark Fure
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Awesome! Tough hike for a 65 year old but well worth it.

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Owen Roberts
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Did part of the loop as an out-and-back from Windigo to Feldtmann Lake. Nice walk along Superior moving into the forest. Feldtmann Campground pitch 2 has amazing views right on the lake. Saw moose and beavers on Feldtmann Lake

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And Gosc
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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).

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Turnip the Beets
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We did the loop counter-clockwise in 3 days. Trail was exactly what I expect of a backcountry, primitive trail. Low to no maintenance, bring waterproof clothes to avoid getting drenched by morning dew/rain. Bugs were not bad when we were there, but bring a bug net to be safe. Expect muddy spots. Difficulty is comparable to the Superior Hiking Trail. Day 1 we did Windego to Feldtmann lake. Feldtmann lake is a great place to spot moose, fairly easy hike in, campsites with no picnic tables. Day 2 was Feldtmann lake to Siskwit Bay. There were 2 shelters, individual campsites and a fire ring on the beach. Day 3 was Siskwit Bay back to Windego (Washington Creek). Climb up Sugar Mountain was the most elevation gain of the trip. Campground has 15(ish) shelters along the bay where moose like to feed on seaweed. Beautiful island! Worth every blister and bug bite!

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Adam Stone
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This is the worst maintained trail I have ever been on. About half of it you are bushwhacking through tall grass and plants. Luckily there was no rain when we were there, but if it had rained you would be soaked from the plants. Seeing a couple of moose was the highlight.

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Kay Hiker
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Completed loop counter clockwise in 3 days two nights. Trail is tough in terms of rocks and roots so a lot of time is spent looking down instead of enjoying the scenery. Rainbow cove trail near Feldtman Lake is a must. Island mine trail under water in parts so need to hike along “beach”. Mosquitos were not bad. Water clear. Beautiful scenery.

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Ben Mccall
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I completed the loop in 3 days and 2 nights. each day had it's own difficulty. I took the loop clockwise. day one windigo to Siskwit Bay was extremely flooded and some parts of the trail were completely understand water. be sure to water proof and bring extra set of clothing. Siskwit Bay was a completely full campsite due to it being a popular spot for boaters to camp after fishing. A group shared their campsite with us and even some of the fish they caught. Day 2 Siskwit Bay to Feldtman Lake was decent hike except the first two miles were in a marsh and the trail was overgrown. Mosquitoes are huge and don't care how much bug spray or layer of clothes you wear. They fought through and bit anyways. the tower was a great pit stop and photo op. the rest of that day was extremely pleasant. Feldtman to Windigo was difficult not because the trail was hard but because there was several times the trails forked out it wasn't included in the map. we had to backtrack several times.

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Nick Hietpas
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Beautiful hike.

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Connor White
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*We only completed the portion from Windigo to Feldtmann Lake as that was where we were camping for the duration of our stay.* A subtle, intimate hike. It doesn't cross the island, so you're even less likely to run into anyone else (in exchange for fewer overlooks/views out into the island). The Grace Creek Overlook at about 2 miles is especially beautiful, and really the only steep/strenuous part of our hike. The first portion from Windigo takes you along the lakeshore over gnarled roots, while further inland you pass through sections of spruce and enormous ferns. The 8 mile stretch from Windigo to Feldtmann also puts you close to the .8 mile hike to Rainbow Cove, with a breathtaking panorama of the water. We spotted 3 Moose during our 3 day, 2 night stay, so hopefully others get just as lucky!

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George Sobell
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James Buckingham
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James Buckingham
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James Buckingham
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Todd Jasina
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Todd Jasina
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Todd Jasina
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sydney mark
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Andrew Murdock
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Adam Valine
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Adam Valine
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Adam Valine
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Lou Pistulka
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