Hike Lake Superior’s rugged north shore

Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

Let a truly Great Lake take your breath away. Whatever your ability level, there’s a hiking trail for you on Lake Superior’s rugged north shore overlooking the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area – a trail that’s guaranteed to show you why this lake is called an inland sea.

Top of Superior Hiking Trails brochure is available at regional tourism information centres or by contacting Superior Country.

Trail Classification and Trail Safety and Etiquette

The trails

  • Two people on at a viewpoint overlooking Lake Superior.
    Casque Isles Trail

    With 11 access points over 5 segments, this well maintained and signed trail offers an achievable experience for avid hikers.

  • Four people hiking in the forest. 
    Clearwater Loop 

    For those seeking a short outing close to Nipigon, the Clearwater Creek Loop is an ideal hike for all skill levels.

  • A person at a viewpoint overlooking Lake Superior.
    Deer Lake Mountain Trail

    Deer Lake Mountain Trail offers a variety of terrain and spectacular views of No Good Lake, Lofquist Lake and a glimpse of Lake Superior in the distance.

  • Two people with cameras on the edge of a marsh.
    Hurkett Cove

    Located within Hurkett Cove Conservation Area, this trail is a naturalist’s treasure.

  • Two people at a viewpoint overlooking Lake Superior.
    Kama Cliffs Trail

    This hike/ride offers some impressive natural wonders that are sure to impress.

  • A person at the bottom of a waterfall. 
    Mazukama Falls

    The challenging Mazukama Falls Loop trail climbs steeply for 500 m and passes beside the many cascades and waterfalls of Mazukama Creek as it tumbles off the red rocks of the Kama Cliffs through huge old growth cedars.

  • An aerial view of Lake Superior shoreline.
    Nipigon River Recreation Trail

    Experience the shoreline of the Nipigon River from Nipigon to Red Rock and along Nipigon Bay.

  • A person at a lookout. 
    Red Rock Mountain Trail

    This is a foot and bike path that runs along the crests and valleys of the Red Rock Mountain.

  • A small island in Lake Superior.
    Rossport Coastal Trail

    A true coastal trail with plenty of opportunities to dip your feet in Superior.

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