Eagle’s Ridge

This trail is a side trail of the Voyageur Trail and you can find more information on the trail in their trail guide book. The trail is wide and easy to follow, and the last 500 m are fairly steep. On the top, there is a rocky clearing where you have great views in almost all directions.

Round-trip: 3 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Location: Havilland Bay, Ontario

Click here for Google Map of Trail

The view of the lake is obstructed by taller trees and was hard to see even without leaves. This would be a great spot to visit in the fall when the leaves are changing colours. I was lucky the day I went that one of the members of the group had a sharp eye for spotting birds and showed us a nesting raven and a nesting eagle! We also saw some paw prints that none of us could positively identify. Check my pictures below to see the bird nests and the paw prints.

From Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario drive approximately 24 km on Highway 17N. Turn right onto an unnamed road that is 1.9 km north of Irwin Island Road. Park out of the way near the gravel pit.

From the parking area follow the road you came in on to the east, where you will find the white trail markers of the Voyageur Trail. Follow these markers as the trail heads east for about 500 m then turns to the north for another 250 m where you will come to the blue side-trail markers. The white trail continues on to the northeast, but instead, take the blue trail to the north-west for a fairly steep 500 m to the summit of Eagle’s Ridge. You will return to the car the way you came.

2 thoughts on “Eagle’s Ridge”

  1. I haven’t been here in a while, but I remember it being the first road on the right, just after the Harmony River.

  2. It seems you have placed your map in the wrong place, as it indicates a location south of Irwin Island Road. Nonetheless we went to the road you directed us to, north of Irwin Island. Unfortunately there’s a creek that cuts right across the path that we couldn’t ford! Did we make a mistake? It was about 250m past the power line clearing, and there was no way to cross it to find the blue blazes.

Leave a comment