Thunder House Falls Trail is a winter snowshoe trail north of Hearst, Ontario. The Trail is marked rustically by tree blazes and packed annually by local volunteers. Efforts are ongoing to establish an overnight summer hiking trail with campsites on a longer parallel route to Thunder House Falls.  Thunder Bay House Falls Trailhead

Thunder House Falls Trail offers an intimate and unique experience through Ontario’s Boreal Forest wilderness, traversing spruce and poplar uplands as well as black spruce lowlands, culminating at the spectacular Thunder House Falls on the Missinaibi River. The Falls are so subdued in frost and ice that belie its thunderous spring glory. Don’t miss the uniquely awesome Conjuring Rock while you’re there!

Trail difficulty is Moderate to High only due to the distance and stamina required. There are no overnight or rest facilities along the trail so count on making the return trip in one day, a total distance of 20 km. The terrain is gentle with minimal slopes except in the last kilometre approaching Thunder House Falls where a couple of steeper ravines are crossed. Hiking poles are convenient at this location, but not essential. Exercise caution at the several creeks to ensure safe ice for crossing. Follow safe back-country practice, including dressing in layers and advising others of your plans for travel and when you will return. The Trail is packed annually by local volunteers starting in December.

Directions:  To reach the Trail, drive north from Hearst for 9 km, turn right onto Thunder Road, an industrial forestry road, and follow Thunder Road for 44.5 km. The Trailhead is on the east side of Thunder Road, just 100 metres before Renesig Creek bridge. There are 2 parking sites at the Trailhead.

For more information please visit their Facebook Page:  Les Raquetteurs de Thunder House Falls.

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Thunder House Falls Trail characteristics

Length: 10 km. one way. This is an "out and back" winter trail.
Difficulty: Difficult (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Boreal wildlife is common throughout the area with animals such as pine marten, moose, otter, weasel and red squirrel as well as birds like ruffed grouse, black-backed woodpeckers, crossbills and Boreal chickadees. The wildfire-origin forest is about 115 years old, with beautiful open views under the canopy for good distances.

Amenities: None

Attractions: Waterfall, beautiful open views

Facebook Page: Les Raquetteurs de Thunder House Falls.

Find it: See Directions.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 50.0547220
Longitude: -83.3011110