Route: James Duncan Trail (ON, Canada)

Submitted by djf23 on Sun, 10/31/2021 - 01:06pm
Ontario, CA
9.43 km
Vertical Gain
427 m

Named after James Duncan for all his work in the area with the Lakehead Conservation Authority securing land and creating nature reserves. This route is a point to point from either the parking lot at Little Trout Bay Conservation Area to the parking lot at Memory Road (South Trailhead). Both parking lots have clear signs indicating the beginning/end of the trail. The trail itself is also very well marked and easy to follow. This FKT route includes the Spur Trail to the top of Mount Mollie (elevation 403 metres).  If doing the out & back you only have to do Mt Mollie once.

Beginning at the Little Trout Bay Conservation area, this trail starts flat but after half a kilometre you begin a steep ascent to numerous lookout points which provide amazing views of Little and Big Trout Bay. Clear views of Lake Superior, the largest fresh water lake in the world are also on offer. About half way through the trail you have the option to do the 2 kilometre spur trail that takes you to the top of Mount Mollie, a part of the Norwester Mountain Range. This is the signature lookout with views of the above mentioned bodies of water and mountain range. After the completion of the Spur Trail you begin your descent. At the bottom is beautiful Cobble Beach on Big Trout Bay. There is brief climb after the beach before you finish this route with a relatively flat trail meandering through a beautiful section of the Boreal Forest which ends at the Memory Road parking lot.

GPS Track