Hiking The La Cloche Silhouette Trail

The 2nd most popular hiking trail in Ontario.

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North of Toronto and southwest of Sudbury, the La Cloche Silhouette Trail is a rolling 100 km route with over 10,000 feet of total vertical elevation.

Although this trail takes up to 10 days to do in its entirety, hikers can take shorter hikes starting from two trailheads in George Lake Campground. (Day hikers should leave sufficient time to retrace their steps along the trail back to the campground.)

The west section of this trail is moderate, heading to Acid and Lumsden lakes over rolling forested hills. It crosses small streams and rivers, occasionally following the rocky shores of small lakes. Keep on the lookout for wildlife, or clues of their presence.

The east section of this trail heads uphill to the Crack, a ridge with a vista of rugged and scenic landscapes. Considered strenuous, this section passes through forests and wetlands and over rocky ridges. It takes 12 hours of steady hiking and you have to climb over large boulders to reach the top of the ridge. Do not try to reach the Crack unless you are in good shape and can get an early start.

Reservations can be booked for the period between May 1st and October 8th. Outside of these dates reservations are neither required nor available.

Reservations can be booked 5 months in advance from the start date of your trip. For example if you wanted to start your hiking trip on July 5th then you could phone as early as, but not before February 5th.

Reservations may be made for a maximum of 23 nights. To make a reservation call

1- 888-ONT-PARK (888-668-7275).

To reach Killarney from Sudbury, follow Highway 69 south. Turn west on Highway 637 for 68km into park.

Overall, La Cloche Silhouette Trail is the 2nd most popular hiking trail of all 21 hikes in Ontario.


Local Contact(s):  KPP (705) 287-2900; KP Association (705) 287-2800; Ontario Visitors Bureau (800) 668-2746; Canadian Tourism (800) 577-2266.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking In Ontario" from Sue Lebrecht

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  George Lake Campground

Luxury Loding:  Killarney Lodge (705) 633-5551

Reference Source:  click here http://www.ontarioparks.com/

GPS:  46.1327, -81.4157

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  7/11/2016

ID:  6716


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