Coastal Hiking Trail Trip Planner
Using this Trip Planner Planning a backcountry trip to Pukaskwa National Park?
Due to high water levels, sections of the Coastal Hiking Trail are impassable. All hikers must check in with Parks Canada staff before proceeding on the Coastal Hiking Trail.
Planning to hike the wildest shore of all the Great Lakes? This guide will help you find all the information you need to plan, pack, and have a safe and memorable trip on the Coastal Hiking Trail. Each campsite is profiled with photographs, site information, and a story about the place.
Many of these stories were collected during a series of oral history interviews conducted in 1979, others come from our own staff who have travelled these routes for decades, and others come from visitors like you.
Some of the photos in this trip planner are from the wildlife cameras we have installed along the coastline to monitor the woodland caribou population in the park. If you see a camera, give us a big smile or a goofy pose - but rest assured that we delete all photos of visitors to protect your privacy.
If you have ideas, corrections, or even a photograph you think will improve the guide, please contact us.
Hiking times in this guide are based on a hiker averaging 2 km/h over rugged and slippery terrain with a 16 kg / 35 lb pack.
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