Silver Falls Trail is located near Thunder Bay in Silver Falls Provincial Park in Ontario’s Superior Country. This is a 6.2 mile (10 km) trail that follows the Kaministiquia River to waterfalls, a lookout over the river valley and through the forest to a rocky area. The trail begins with a steep descending section with a rope to aid hikers. It follows the river to a gorge with a set of small falls called Silver Falls where hikers can also get a view Dog Falls which is much larger. The trail continues to the top of Dog Falls and to a lookout overlooking the river valley. Many hikers stop and turn back after admiring the falls and lookout though the trail continues. The trail beyond is much less worn and goes through the forest to a rocky area that is dubbed the “Hoover Dam”.
Hikers should be aware that the Kaministiquia River is controlled by dams and the water levels can change quickly. Move to higher ground if you notice rising water.
Travel Directions: From Thunder bay, go west on Highway 102 for 19 miles (30km) then turn left onto Silver Falls Road. Continue for 9.8 miles (15.8 km) staying left at the fork. Park at the Ontario Power Generation plant and the trailhead is across the road from the parking area.
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