Round-trip: 12 km
Location: Pass Lake, ON
This trail follows an abandoned logging road travelling up and down several medium-sized hills through stands of poplar, fir and spruce ending on the sheltered cobblestone beach of Sawyer Bay at the base of the Sleeping Giant. There are hike-in campsites located at Sawyer Bay and it is a good spot to try out your backpacking skills.
From Thunder Bay, travel East on Hwy 11/17 . At the Pass Lake, truck stop turn right onto Highway 587 and follow it for about 36 km past the Lake Mary Louise campground entrance to the Kabeyun Trail parking area on the right-hand side of the road just before Silver Islet.
There is a day-use fee that ranges between $8.90 to $16.80 per day. Sleeping Giant Park has “pay and display” parking meters that allow you to pay your entry fee using cash, VISA, MasterCard or American Express. At this time you can’t use your debit card at the pay station.
The trail begins in the Kabeyun Trail parking lot area just south of the information and fee station at the south end of the park. Follow the trail from the parking lot and turn right at the Sawyer Bay trail marker just before the Sea Lion. The trail is wide and well-marked. This is also a popular trail for trail running, biking, and skiing.