Roundtrip: 8 km

Upper Kama

Location: Nipigon, ON

Difficulty: Difficult

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The Upper Kama trail is located in the Kama Hill Nature Preserve and it is one of my favourite places summer or winter. This area is known to local ice climbers as Powerline Falls. This hike has waterfalls, streams, cedar forest, and amazing views over Lake Superior.

From Nipigon drive about 20km east and turn left (north) onto a logging road that has a sign for Flemming’s Outfitters.  Drive up this logging road for 200m and park near the steel cylinders.

The trail starts across the road from the steel cylinders.  Follow the trail south until you meet a snowmobile trail and then head right (east) until you reach a bridge.  Just before the bridge you will see the flagged trail on the north side next to the river.

This trail is not for beginners.  You will need to be able to navigate using a copy of the trail map as there are intersections and places where it is harder to find the trail markings.  The Thunder Bay Hiking Association’s Guide Book has a good map and description of this hike.

The trail will take you to the base of the waterfall, as well as to the top.  From the top you will look over Kama Bay, and possibly even the Sleeping Giant.  Follow the map on your return so that you don’t miss hiking through the cedar forest.

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