Rabbit Mountain Lookout

Rabbit Mountain is a popular hiking spot that leads to a lookout over the city and area

Roundtrip: 2 km
Difficulty: Easy
Location: Thunder Bay, ON

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It is really disappointing to see how much garbage has been dumped here. There are several trails in the area and more of them will be posted here in the future.

From the corner of Oliver Road and the Thunder Bay Expressway travel west on Oliver Road and turn Right onto Belrose Road and drive for 1.8 km. Turn Left onto Kembel Road and park at the end of the road just before the gate.

Walk past the gate and follow the road up the hill. The trail is well worn and will take you along the edge of the cliffs for great views of the city, the Sleeping Giant, and Pie Island. Follow the trail sticking to the loop that goes around the larger tower and return down the road back to your starting point.

9 thoughts on “Rabbit Mountain Lookout”

  1. This is a great hike to do if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on gas or a lot of time. We just got back from it and it was a beautiful view and only took us about an hour. There is a lot of glass and no fence so be careful up there.

  2. Please note – there is a new gate constructed at the start of the road, right at Belrose, so the walk is a little longer and the parking is right on the shoulder of Belrose now.

  3. Hi,

    I was up this evening as I just discovered this site. Being new to the area, I have been looking for areas to hike other then the Conservation Areas. Surprisingly, there is not much decent written on the hiking in and around the area, though there does seem to be more written on canoeing, which I have never really been into. It would be nice to see what trails there be kept up to a higher standard. Thank you for bringing thisa to my attention. Right now, you can still get around the loop, though it is quite wet in places. The vew of the city is great, you do not really notice the sprawl at all. Again, thanks.

  4. Thank you for your comment. I was disappointed by the amount of garbage there too. It has been a while since I was there, and I am sorry to hear that things have not improved. But I am glad to hear that you are exploring!

  5. Hi. First of all, I too am appalled at the amount of garbage that is in and around this area. It is a beautiful area, that until today I had no idea existed. My brother, and I have been hiking in the Thunder Bay area for years and had no clue this lookout even existed until I just recently found your website. I was even up on Kembel road not too long ago with a friend, and we both figured it was a private road that lead to a house as opposed to the lookout that it is…we will definitely have to make a return trip and complete the hike. Despite, the garbage, it sounds like an amazing little area!

    Thank you.

  6. This area offers a fantastic panorama of the city from north to south.
    It is crime (literally) for people to dump their garbage here, and anywhere that is not a registered landfill. I can’t understand the mentallity of some people.
    I live on this road, and respectful hikers are welcome, garbage dumpers are not.
    We are watching!

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