Route: The Crack and Silver Peak (ON, Canada)

Submitted by Timothy Hill on Sat, 06/12/2021 - 11:48am
Location
Ontario, CA
Distance
50 km
Vertical Gain
1643 m
Description

This route is an out-and-back starting from the trailhead for "The Crack" trail to the summit of Silver Peak and back following the La Cloche Silhouette Trail (https://fastestknowntime.com/route/la-cloche-trail-canada). This is quite possibly the best trail in Ontario, and this route links the two highlights: The Crack and Silver Peak.

The route is about 50 kilometers total on difficult but beautiful trail. The first few kilometers are smooth and flat, but at Kakakise Lake the trail turns technical and starts to climb up to "The Crack". The exposed quartzite along the climb is a good warm up for what the rest of the day will look like! From The Crack the trail follows the jagged spine of the La Cloche Mountains, often following cairns along the exposed quartzite. The trail between The Crack and Silver Lake is extremely technical in places as it follows a single continuous ridgeline with beautiful lakes off either side. After Silver Lake the trail joins with the canoe-access trail and follows it left towards Silver Peak. After a few easy kilometers, follow the well marked trail up Silver Peak. Enjoy the views, then turn around and do it all over again!

Navigation on this route is easy - just follow the blue markers for the backpacking trail until the climb up Silver Peak. Along the exposed quartzite follow the obvious cairns.

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