Mazukama Falls

Trail Info

  • Trail Length: 3.1 km, 6.7 km return with spur to Wingtip Lookout
  • Trail Type: Loop
  • Difficulty: Difficult - black diamond sections. Unstable footing, steep climbs, creeks must be waded.
  • Elevation Gain: 120m Mazukama Falls Loop, 250m Wingtip Lookout spur
  • 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.

This day hike has been described as magical. The challenging Mazukama Falls Loop trail will take 1.5-2 hrs to complete as it 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.  After reaching the towering 25 m, Mazukama Falls, the trail follows the base of the Cliffs as it passes by massive fern covered boulders before heading downhill back to the trailhead through the dark and quiet “Enchanted Forest” of ancient moss-covered cedars and Canada yew.

For those seeking a panoramic view of Nipigon Bay, take the steep climb up “The Stairway 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.

The Mazukama Falls Hiking Trail is a wilderness recreation trail. It is difficult and requires previous trail experience. Footing is unstable, there are steep sections and some creeks may require wading.

Read more about the Mazukama Falls Trail in the Exploring the Edge blog.

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