Kama Bay Trails
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Kama Bay Trails
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Mazukama Falls Trail
Distance: 3.1km Mazukama Falls Loop, 6.7 km return with spur to Wingtip Lookout
Elevation Gain: 120m Mazukama Falls Loop, 250m Wingtip Lookout spur
Estimated Time: 1.5-2 hrs Mazukama Falls Loop, 4-5 hrs return with Wingtip Lookout spur
Difficulty: Difficult – black diamond sections. Unstable footing, steep climbs, creeks must be waded.
Features: 25 m. waterfalls and several smaller falls, cascading stream flowing off the red rocks of the Kama Cliffs, old growth cedar forest, massive fern covered boulders, talus slopes, spectacular lookout over Nipigon Bay of Lake Superior and beyond. Spectacular ice formations in winter.
Organization: Nor’Wester Voyageur Trail Club
Description: This is a wilderness recreation trail. This day hike has been described as magical. The challenging Mazukama Falls Loop trail climbs steeply for 500 m and passes beside the many cascades and waterfalls of Mazukama Creek as it tumbles off the red rocks of the Kama Cliffs through huge old growth cedars. For those seeking a panoramic view of Nipigon Bay, take the steep climb up “The Stairwayz of the Saints” to the top of Kama Cliffs and hike to Wingtip Lookout, 250 m above the trailhead. Allow an additional 2 hrs to do this spur trail.
Directions: This trail is located approximately 20 km east of Nipigon on Hwy 17 at km 677.4. Travel north on a gravel road (Camp 81 Rd) for 200 m to the trailhead on right.
Kama Cliffs Trail
Distance: 7.3 km loop
Elevation Gain: 152m
Estimated Time: X
Features: view of Lake Superior, the Kama Cliffs, Kama Point and various islands
Organization: Singletrack Society Trail Association
Description: This trail mountain bike/hike trail is moderate difficulty with one section considered difficult. It offers some natural wonders that are sure to impress. As the name implies, this trail will bring you to the top of the Kama Cliffs, visible from Highway 17, overlooking Nipigon Bay and its many islands. This is one of the most ideal spots for a picnic, so be sure to give yourself enough time to sit back and enjoy the view from up top.
Directions: 25 km east of Nipigon along Hwy 17, 0.5km west of the Jackpine River bridge. Enter Kama Bay Rd. and you will find a parking lot. Cross the highway and travel left (West) approximately 100 metres to locate the trailhead sign.