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Silver Islet

Sleeping Giant PP “Top of the Giant” trail

A wonderful breathtaking full-day hike to experience some of the best that Thunder Bay's wilderness has to offer.

Sleeping Giant PP “Top of the Giant” trail
Sleeping Giant PP “Top of the Giant” trail

Time & Location

Aug 19, 2024, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT

Silver Islet, Silver Islet, ON P0T, Canada

About the event

This event is appreciatively being organized by Katie McGuire.

Please be advised that the itinerary and trail is a set course (changes will only be considered for extenuating circumstances i.e. part of the trail is washed out or closed)

All Trails link with trail description and route https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/top-of-the-giant (this is an out-and-back trail; NOT a loop)

All Trails rating: Hard / Total elevation gain: 577 m

Notes from past hikers who went in August: mosquitoes, need lots of water and snacks, good hiking shoes, calves burning, some muddy spots, shaded in parts BUT breathtaking views!   

Itinerary:

- Hikers arrive at the trailhead at 9:30 am. Set out shortly thereafter.

- Hike for the day. Total 23 km, average 6-7 hours (All Trails) + time for breaks and lunch. - Estimate time back at trailhead around 5-5:30 pm. Depending on pace and break lengths.

Going will be weather and trail conditions dependent. I plan on making my first assessment prior to my flight to Thunder Bay on Friday; then I plan on making a final morning assessment on the day of.

Because this is a Provincial Park, there's a fee for car parking which can be purchased and reserved no earlier than 5 days in advance of the arrival date. I'll be looking into that in August. https://reservations.ontarioparks.ca/

People can also connect directly to Katie and she'll organize a WhatsApp group for anyone interested in joining and/or coordinating rides. 

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