Sleeping Giant Provincial Park Trails

Thunder Bay, Ontario

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While many have tried to explain why the peninsula across from Thunder Bay looks like Gulliver in the land of the Lilliputians, Blackduck legend says it best. Long ago, before our time, a giant named Nanabosho led the Ojibway on to the Sibley Peninsula, a land of plenty. Soon after they arrived, Nanabosho scratched a rock and revealed silver, a metal valued highly by the Europeans. Knowing that the Europeans would destroy Sibley Peninsula to get the silver, the giant asked his friends to bury the rock and never mention the silver again. One warrior couldn’t resist making himself a few weapons with the silver first, however, and that’s when Nanabosho’s fears began coming true. This trail guide includes Plantain Lane, Sea Lion Trail, Thunder Bay Bogs Nature Trail, Joe Creek Nature Trail, Sibley Creek Nature Trail, Gardner Lake Trail, Sifting Lake Trail, Sawbill Lake Trail, Wildlife Habitat Nature Trail, Middlebrun Bay Trail, Sawyer Bay Trail, Piney Wood Hills Nature Trail, Climbing the Giant via the Chest Trail from Sawyer Bay, Pickerel Lake Trail, Ravine Lake Trail, The Burma Trail, Kabeyun Trail, Climbing the Giant’s Knees via the Chimney Trail, Twinpine Lake Trail, Talus Lake Trail, and Climbing the Giant’s Knees via the New Top of the Giant Trail.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park Trails Professional Review and Guide

"While many have tried to explain why the peninsula across from Thunder Bay looks like Gulliver in the land of the Lilliputians, Blackduck legend says it best. Long ago, before our time, a giant named Nanabosho led the Ojibway on to the Sibley Peninsula, a land of plenty. Soon after they arrived, Nanabosho scratched a rock and revealed silver, a metal valued highly by the Europeans. Knowing that the Europeans would destroy Sibley Peninsula to get the silver, the giant asked his friends to bury the rock and never mention the silver again. One warrior couldn’t resist making himself a few weapons with the silver first, however, and that’s when Nanabosho’s fears began coming true.

This trail guide includes Plantain Lane, Sea Lion Trail, Thunder Bay Bogs Nature Trail, Joe Creek Nature Trail, Sibley Creek Nature Trail, Gardner Lake Trail, Sifting Lake Trail, Sawbill Lake Trail, Wildlife Habitat Nature Trail, Middlebrun Bay Trail, Sawyer Bay Trail, Piney Wood Hills Nature Trail, Climbing the Giant via the Chest Trail from Sawyer Bay, Pickerel Lake Trail, Ravine Lake Trail, The Burma Trail, Kabeyun Trail, Climbing the Giant’s Knees via the Chimney Trail, Twinpine Lake Trail, Talus Lake Trail, and Climbing the Giant’s Knees via the New Top of the Giant Trail."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Thunder Bay
Distance: 41.5
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: 22 trails totaling 2 to 6 days
Season: Best spring through fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park Trails

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May 2018