Hiking the Coastal Trail
65 km (40 mi) linear 5-7 days (entire) / demanding
The most challenging and demanding trail in the park, the Coastal Trail takes you along the high cliffs and rocky beaches of Lake Superior. The trail extends from Agawa Bay, north to Chalfant Cove.
The trail ascends and descends over cliffs and rocky outcrops and crosses beaches of boulders and driftwood. Use extreme caution when hiking this difficult terrain. The rocks can be very slippery, especially when wet with dew, fog or rain. Windblown trees may obstruct the trail.
Blue, diamond-shaped symbols mark where the trail enters forested areas. Rock cairns mark exposed sections. Generally the trail hugs the coastline. If you lose the trail, continue along the shore and eventually you will find the trail again.
Sam Holcomb adds:
The original FKT, 27:47, was set in 2011 and was posted as a YouTube video, which can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwZ9DyLQjDs. The original single-push FKT was completed as a 68-km endeavor, which included the out-and-back trail to Devil’s chair.
- Chalfant Cove to Agawa Bay CG (63km)
- Gargantua Road to Agawa Bay CG (53km)
- Gargantua Road to Agawa Bay CG & back (106km)
Is there a record for doing this unsupported? I am intrigued..