A Guide to Hiking the Lake Superior Coastal Trail

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By Jake O’Flaherty

Camp on the beach, hike up to lookouts, and reflect at sacred sites on Ontario’s best backpacking trail

Plan your day, overnight or multi-day adventure on this world-class backpacking trail.

The Lake Superior Coastal Trail is coastal in the truest sense. The 65-km trail runs from the Agawa Bay Visitor Centre in the southern end of Lake Superior Provincial Park to Warp Bay in the northern end. Along the way, it clings to the cobble beaches, rocky headlands, and dense boreal-transition forests on the shore of the largest and least developed Great Lake. Camping along the coast offers spectacular scenery and its remote location makes it one of the darkest Dark Sky Preserves in Ontario.

The rugged nature of the trail and significant distance from Toronto means you can expect technical walking and few crowds along the way.

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