Casque Isles Trail

Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

Organization: Casque Isles Trail Association (Voyageur Trail Club)

Classification: Difficult

Distance: 53 km (one way with optional shorter segments)

Estimated Time: 3-5 days


Description: Follow the shore of Lake Superior from Rossport through Schreiber to Terrace Bay on this rugged trail, passing by old gold mines, fossil deposits, and rock faces adorned with Indigenous pictographs. With 11 access points over 5 segments, this well maintained and signed trail offers an achievable experience for avid hikers.


To complete the whole 53 km trail usually takes 3-5 days. However, if time is limited, to sample our trail, two shorter hikes are recommended. Consider a 1.5 km hike (~30 minutes, one way) to the east of Schreiber Beach on the Mt. Gwynne Segment past an enchanting creek to the panoramic view at the Picnic Table Lookout. Or, hike for 1.5 km (~30 minutes, one way) to the tranquility of Danny’s Cove on the Lyda Bay Segment, beginning at the spectacular Aguasabon Gorge or at Terrace Bay Beach.


Directions: For Schreiber Beach, turn off Highway 17 at Winnipeg Street in Schreiber. Turn right onto Scotia Street and take the next left onto Subway Street. After passing under the railway tracks turn right onto Isbester Drive and follow the road to the parking lot at Schreiber Beach.

In Terrace Bay, turn off Highway 17 at Lakeview Drive and follow the signage to the Waterfront/Beach. Alternatively, turn off Highway 17 at the Aguasabon Gorge Road and follow the road to the Aguasabon Gorge parking lot.

Follow the trailhead signage at each location.

Casques Isles Trail map

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