The Casque Isles Trail is an adventurer’s dream come true, and then some—one of the top 10 best hikes in Ontario! This is the must-hike trail in Northwestern Ontario.The trail weaves 53 km (33 miles) along the north shore of Lake Superior, highlighting some of the most stunning vistas of Lake Superior, and linking the communities of Schreiber, Terrace Bay and Rossport together.

You’ll be swept away as you hike from one beautiful bay to the next. Signed and groomed by the passionate volunteers of the Casque Isles Hiking Club, the Casque Isles Trail is an important section for both Trans Canada Trail and the Voyageur Trail Association. The Casque Isles Trail is divided into 6 Segments with 11 Access locations, and the Hiking Club also maintains the Rossport Coastal Trail. Whatever your level of experience, there is an adventure for everyone! You can do a small out-and back hike, challenge a whole Segment in a day hike, or take on the whole trail over multiple days – the choice is yours!
Each segment varies in length and difficulty, it’s divided up as: 

  • McLean’s | 14 km (8.70 miles)
  • Schreiber Channel | 13 km (8.07 miles)
  • Mount Gwynne | 7 km (4.35 miles)
  • Death Valley | 10 km (6.21 miles)
  • Hydro Bay walk around | 3 km (1.86 miles)
  • Lyda Bay | 6 km (3.73 miles)

The Casque Isles Trail is part of the Voyageur Trail Association (VTA), which is the umbrella association of trails from Blind River to Nipigon. Maps on the Ondago app for your mobile, pdf maps and GPX tracks are available to all VTA members. Click here to become a member

More information on the Casque Isles Trail

Campsite Information

The Casque Isles Trail is classified as a difficult trail. The casual hiker need not worry, many sections of the trail are moderate in difficulty. There are also a number of unofficial campsites along the trail for visitors wanting to spend the night and enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, its ruggedly pristine coastlines and the enchanting stars of the trail’s dark skies.