This was my first trip up onto Fox Mountain. I had been meaning to look for a trail up to the top of this mountain for some time and I am so glad I finally made the trip.
Roundtrip: 5 km
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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Directions to Trailhead
Drive South on Highway 61 turn left onto Mountain Road, then right onto Coppin Road. Drive to the end of Coppin Road and park legally on the side of the road making sure you do not block any local traffic, hydrants, or driveways.
The trail starts on the southeast side of the road. Follow the trail staying to your right until you reach the beaver dam. Walk across the beaver dam and follow the flagged trail up onto Fox Mountain. The trail up is quite steep and there is a bit of skinny rope that someone has put there to help, but I wouldn’t trust it. Once on top, you can follow the flagged trail for great views of the city. Return the way you came.
The trail is a bit hard to follow in places, but it seems like someone has been working on this trail fairly recently and hasn’t had a chance to complete the work. I sure hope they continue because the work they have done so far is great.