Mink Mountain

The Mink Mountain trail is a good trail to hike with tourists. The views of Lake Superior and Isle Royale from the lookouts will dazzle anyone.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Distance: 4km loop
General Location: Thunder Bay, ON

Google Map Here.

This is a good trail to hike with tourists. The views of Lake Superior from the lookouts will dazzle anyone. From the trailhead, you will climb 600 feet above Lake Superior to the first lookout where you get a view of the whole of Isle Royale.  From there the trail winds around the cliff edge to the Northwest where you will then have views of Sturgeon Bay and the rugged Pie Island.  It is handy to have snowshoes in winter if you plan to do the whole loop. When I went the trail was not packed beyond the first lookout which made for a lot of ‘post-holing.

From Thunder Bay drive south on Highway 61 until you get to Sturgeon Bay Road. Turn left down Sturgeon Bay Road and follow Mink Mountain Resort signs. When you reach the resort go past the check-in building and turn left onto Island Drive where you will see the trailhead marker on the left. Park at the end of the road in the turnaround area.

5 thoughts on “Mink Mountain”

  1. You are welcome Kat! I hope when you go again you can bring someone who hasn’t been there before!

  2. This hike was beautiful! Did it on April 29 2012. Weather was amazing. The view of the islands were breathtaking. Will definitely go again. Thank you SO much Superior Hiking for posting all of this information for us.

  3. This was an incredible spot to go.We have been out a couple times and will be going again.
    Thank you so much for takng the time to post these hiking spots.

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