Round-trip: 22 km
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park definitely has some of the best hiking in Ontario and the view from the Top of the Giant is spectacular. The Top of the Giant trail is the trail that replaced The Chimney trail when it was closed a few years ago. It is a 22.4 kilometre return hike from the south Kabeyun trail head to the Top of the Giant so make sure you are are up to it. Many people do bike part of the way.
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.
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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