Boardwalk Trail – 750 metres, linear, easy, wheelchair accessible
Easily accessible from the main parking lot, the boardwalks and pedestrian bridge provide spectacular views of the falls from viewing platforms on both sides of Kakabeka Falls.

Mountain Portage Trail – 1.25 km, loop, easy, wheelchair accessible
This scenic trail is part of the historic portage that early travelers used to traverse around Kakabeka Falls. The trail provides excellent views of the falls, gorge and river.

Little Falls Trail – 2.5 km, loop, moderate – difficult
This trail begins and ends from a point along the Mountain Portage Trail. The trail features a steep descent into the river valley, picturesque Little Falls and a 30 metre ascent following the historic portage.

Poplar Point Trail – 4 km, loop, moderate
Cycle, jog or walk around this wandering loop that circles the outside of the Whispering Hills Campground. Wildlife and songbirds can be spotted along this trail. In the fall the colours of the aspen forest are a special treat. Groomed for cross-country skiing in the winter.

Beaver Meadows and River Terrace Trails – 2 interconnecting loops off of the Poplar Point Trail.

Beaver Meadows: 4.5 km moderate. River Terrace: 3.5 km, moderate.
Primarily used as groomed cross-country ski trails. The trails are not maintained in the summer. The Kaministiquia River valley can be viewed from two lookouts on the River Terrace Trail.

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KAKABEKA FALLS PROVINCIAL PARK TRAILS are just some of the best hiking and nature trails near Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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Length: 4 trails of .8, 1.25, 2.5 and 4 kms
Difficulty: Difficult (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Partially accessible
Fees: Park entrance fees

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: picnic areas, washrooms

Phone: 807-473-9231

Find it: Highway 17 west of Thunder Bay

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 48.4044760
Longitude: -89.6266700