Inner Loop Trail

Hiawatha Highlands

Hiawatha Highlands Conservation Area on the north side of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is one of my favorite close hikes just north of the border. It's not quite wilderness but it certainly lies on the edge of it! If you walked due north from here you wouldn't cross another paved road for over 100 miles! Interestingly, for all the times I had visited the waterfalls and the lake I had never taken any time to explore the trails wandering around the park. That's what I was setting out to do this day...

Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  46.589684, -84.275365

Route Type:  Loop                       Difficulty:  EASY  (Petzoldt Rating:  1.76 )

Hike Length: 1.5 miles                  Hike Duration: 1:15

Trailhead Temp: 74'F                   Trail Traffic: 10-25 people

Min. Elevation: 920'                      Max. Elevation: 1,050'

Total Vertical Gain: 130'               Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile:  87'


  • Cheryl

    on September 5, 2009

    I backpacked a portion of the Voyager Trail back when I was 18. I thought it looked familiar.

  • jDave & Kathy

    on September 5, 2009

    Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!!!