Hiking to the Top of the Sleeping Giant

From breathtaking views of Lake Superior to incredible geological features, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park offers an amazing getaway for an outdoor enthusiast. You can find hiking and biking trails, view wildlife in the park's boreal forest and camp under a blanket of stars. With a goal to reach the top of the Sleeping Giant, this challenging hike has a worthwhile view. 

Let's get started! 

Starting at the Kabeyon South Trailhead, hike follows the Kabeyun Trail for 6 kilometres and past Tea Harbour. Continuing up the Talus Lake Trail, follow the signs to the Top of the Giant. Get those legs ready because it's all uphill from here. Once you reach the top, continue another 2 kilometres to reach the scenic lookout with spectacular views of Lake Superior. 

Along the way, you'll see fantastic views of Lake Superior from the top and the bottom, possibly some wildlife and a panic attack when you peer over the edge at the top.


  • The difficult trek is 22.4 kilometres and takes between 6-8 hours to finish. 
  • Elevation gain: 950 feet.
  • The terrain is very rugged and there's tons of uphill and downhill hiking. 
  • Bring water, food, sturdy footwear, sunscreen and bug spray.

Happy Adventuring!