nipigon river recreation trail trailhead

Trailhead at Nipigon Waterfront & Marina

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 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.

This is NOT a LOOP trail. To schedule a ride back to your vehicle, contact Cameron Falls Taxi Service (807) 889-0545 or Epic Adventures when planning your hike.

This trail is managed by the Land of the Nipigon Waterways Development Association.

We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.


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Length: 10 km linear trail
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not accessible.
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

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.

Amenities: Picnic tables and washrooms along trail

Town of Nipigon

Find it: North trailhead is located at the south end of campground at the Nipigon Waterfront & Marina.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 49.0082500
Longitude: -88.2573000