Esker Lakes has four different hiking trails:
Prospector’s Trail: 1.4 km, 1 hour, easy
This short forested trail skirts the southeast shore of Panagapka Lake. It’s a nice route for a stroll and a convenient way to reach many park facilities

Lonesome Bog Trail: 1.5 km, 1 hour, easy
This picturesque trail encircles Sausage Lake, including the bog at the east end, via a boardwalk that takes you right across the wetland. Beaver are helping to speed the bog’s transition to a meadow.

Recreation Trail: 1.5 km, 1 hour, easy
This short, meandering trail just east of the campground is convenient and an invigorating route for a brisk walk or run.

Trapper’s Trail: three loops 9 km, 14 km and 20 km, 4 hours to two days, difficult
The Trapper’s Trail offers three loops to choose from in order to best suit your fitness level and available time. This long hiking and backpacking trail begins at the north end of Panagapka Lake and continues north towards Thrasher Lake. The trapper’s cabin on the trail was built by an Ojibway woman who trapped in the area until 1970.

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Length: 3 Trails and another with 3 loop trails
Difficulty: Difficult (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: None
Fees: Park entrance fees

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: privies, picnic tables

Attractions: Boardwalk, Bog

705-568-7677 (summer) 705-272-7107 (winter)

Find it: On Highway 672 north of Kirkland Lake

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 48.2819320
Longitude: -79.8725390