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Orphan Lake Trail

One of the most diverse trails in Lake Superior Provincial Park, Orphan Lake Trail offers an excellent introduction to hiking. Find spectacular lookouts as you descend 328 ft. to an isolated pebble beach on Lake Superior. The trail also winds upstream along the Baldhead River, past rapids and waterfalls!Distance From SSM: 1.5 hoursDuration: 8 kmsDifficulty: Intermediate

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One of the most diverse trails in Lake Superior Provincial Park, Orphan Lake Trail offers an excellent introduction to hiking.Discover spectacular lookouts as you make your way to an isolated pebble beach on Lake Superior and enjoy the scenery as the trail also winds upstream along the Baldhead River, past rapids and waterfalls!The first part of the trail passes through stands of sugar maple and yellow birch to a vista overlooking Orphan Lake. From here follow the western shore of Orphan Lake and climb to spectacular lookouts over Lake Superior. The trail passes through a 5 hectare area burned in a May 1998 fire.Next you will descend 100 metres to an isolated pebble beach on Lake Superior. To continue on the Orphan Lake Trail, follow the Lake Superior shoreline, north to the Baldhead River. The trail winds upstream along the river, past a series of rapids and waterfalls and then climbs to the east shore of Orphan Lake before joining again with the original trail.The Orphan Lake Trail also provides access to the Coastal Trail. To continue north on the Coastal Trail, towards Beatty Cove, take the two bridges across the Baldhead River. To pick up the Coastal Trail south towards Katherine Cove, follow the beach south.

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Lake Superior Provincial Park
P.O. Box 267
Wawa, Ontario   P0S 1K0

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