Sleeping Giant Provincial Park definitely has some of the best hiking in Ontario and the view from the Top of the Giant is spectacular.
Round-trip: 22 km
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
The Top of the Giant trail is the trail that replaced The Chimney trail when it was closed several years ago. It is a 22.4-kilometre return hike from the south Kabeyun trailhead to the Top of the Giant so make sure you are up to it. Many people do bike as far as the Talus Lake trail.
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 and Sleeping Giant Park has pay and display parking meters that allow you to pay your entry fee right at the trailhead.
Start out along the Kabeyun Trail from the information and fee station at the south end of the parking lot. Hike on the Kabeyun Trail to Tee Harbour. From there continue on toward Lehtinen’s Bay and turn onto the Talus Lake Trail until you come to the beginning of the Top of the Giant Trail which will zig-zag up the Giant. The Top of the Giant trail is a challenging 2.7-kilometre trail that takes you to the top of the Sleeping Giant. Once you are on top of the Giant you hike another 2 kilometres to reach a scenic lookout at the ‘knees’ of the Giant that gives a spectacular view of Lake Superior.
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A great place to check out before you go on any trip at sleeping Giant is the visitor center at the camp ground and talk to some of the people there for hiking information.
Re: Top of the Giant and Kabeyun trail
spectacular views, climb 1000 ft above Lake Superior
feels like you are as high as an airplane landing.
so high up, it makes the smaller islands in Superior look flat!
Can see the entire length of Ilse Royale across the water
Huge stair climb to get there, with deep stairs
Spectacular Cliffs at the top, look down a crevice way way up there
took appprox 4 hours with my running group, with many stops to enjoy the scenery
Awesome website:) Thank-you for your time setting this up! We are definitely going to check out some of these trails! Happy Hiking:)