Experience Nipigon Trails!
The Nipigon area offers recreational, non-motorized trails with world class views and an abundance of wildlife. There are many day trail options for all ability levels. Please read the information below carefully before setting out on your adventure to make sure the trail is suited to your abilities and fitness level. For your safety, tell someone where you are going and when you expect to be back, go with a buddy, carry a charged cell phone, wear proper gear, and bring plenty of water and snacks. Use these trails AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Deer Lake Mountain Trails – Lat. 49.042375 Long. -88.323286
Only a short drive north, Deer Lake Mountain Trail offers a variety of terrain and spectacular views of No Good and Lofquist Lakes.
Drive approximately 3.4 km north up highway 585 (at the petro) to the trailhead. Parking is available on either side of the road, and a trailhead sign on the left near the bush marks the start of your journey. These challenging trails can take four hours to hike, so make sure you pack plenty of water and food, and dress for the conditions.
This trail is managed by the Nor’wester Trail Club in affiliation with the Voyageur Trail Association.
WARNING: This trail has black diamond sections and is meant for people with intermediate to advanced fitness levels only. Not recommended for small children or people with health issues.
Nipigon River Recreation Trail
Experience the shoreline of the Nipigon River from Nipigon to Red Rock and along Nipigon Bay on Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake. Suitable for ages 8 and up (depending on abilities) this is a 10 km, well maintained, rugged trail that can take 2.5 to 3.5 hours to complete. If you don’t have that much time, consider taking a 20 minute hike starting at the Red Rock trailhead to the viewing platform at Lloyd’s Lookout, and a few minutes past that, relax in the Parks Canada red chairs. Or, start at the Nipigon Marina trailhead and hike 2-3 kms of flat terrain along the edge of the Nipigon River. If you plan on doing the whole trail, starting at the Red Rock Trailhead is recommended.
On your journey through this portion of the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, look for blue herons, loons, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, white pelicans, beavers, and otters.
Picnic tables and toilets are available along the trail.
This is NOT a LOOP trail. To schedule a ride back to your vehicle, contact Epic Adventures when planning your hike.
This trail is managed by the Land of the Nipigon Waterways Development Association.
For more information on this and other recreational trail opportunities call Suzanne at (807) 887-3135 ext 26 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mazukama Falls Hiking Trail
This trail is located approximately 20 km east of Nipigon on Hwy17 at km 677.4. Travel north on gravel road (Camp 81 Rd) for 200 m to the trailhead on right.
This day hike has been described as magical. The challenging 3.1 km loop trail will take 1.5-2 hrs to complete as it climbs steeply for 500 m and passes beside the cascades and waterfalls of Mazukama Creek as it tumbles off the red rocks of Kama Cliffs through huge old growth cedars. After reaching the towering 25 m, Mazukama Falls, the trail follows the base of the Cliffs as it passes by massive fern covered boulders before heading downhill back to the trailhead through the dark and quiet “Enchanted Forest” of ancient moss-covered cedars and Canada yew.
For those seeking a panoramic view of Nipigon Bay, take the steep climb up “The Stairway of the Saints “ to the top of Kama Cliffs and hike to Wingtip Lookout, 250 m above the trailhead. Allow an additional 2 hrs to do this trail.
The Mazukama Falls Hiking Trail is a wilderness recreation trail. It is difficult and requires previous trail experience. Footing is unstable, there are steep sections and some creeks may require wading.