Middle Falls Lookout Trail

Most people visit Pigeon River Provincial Park to see the High Falls, but the hike to the lesser-known Middle Falls Lookout is also worth the trip any time of year.

Roundtrip: 4 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Location: Thunder Bay, ON

Click here for Google Map.

The Lookout Trail climbs to the top of a cliff that overlooks Lake Superior and the Pigeon River that forms the border between Ontario and Minnesota. The trail to the lookout was once well defined but has grown in since the park ceased operations.

From the old park buildings, you can walk upstream through the campground area to view the Middle Falls. Return to the park buildings and walk downstream. Enter the bush and turn right, crossing a small log bridge. Follow the somewhat grown-in trail along the Pigeon River. Several steep sections must be negotiated before reaching the lookout. Return by the same route.

From Thunder Bay, drive 65km south on Highway 61 and turn right onto highway 593. Park at the old visitor center on the left.

3 thoughts on “Middle Falls Lookout Trail”

  1. Thank you for the links Richard! I liked seeing the pictures of the park when it was in full swing!

  2. We went here today,it is a really nice spot.
    We were thinking how sad it is that the place is no longer in operation,the picnic shelter,and the restroom buildings are still in incredible shape.I wonder how long ago and why the park closed down.

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