We were hesitant on even checking this trail out as it was only 1.8km round trip. After chatting with the staff at Black Lake Campground, we were convinced it was worth it.
It’s a self-guiding trail meaning there are markers throughout that correspond to a guide you can find at the trail head (if any are available) or online explaining the surrounding nature, trail and its history in depth. You may find this a bit cheesy, but it’s actually quite interesting and worth reading along the way.
The trail is very well traveled making it easy to follow. However, because you are on rock some of the time, keep your eye out for the arrow markers. They are straightforward on the way out on the trail, but not as easy to see on the way back.
This would be a great trail for the kids and dogs! Some spots are steep and require big steps, but the distance and straight forwardness of the path make it appropriate for all ages.
The peak results in a 360 degree view of the Canadian Shield. You can see Tooth and Flintstone Lakes in the distance. There are also three picnic benches to chill out on. R and I thought it would be the perfect place to bring a book and picnic to soak in all that nature has to offer.
Hiking boots work well, but athletic shoes will also be fine. The rocks could possibly be slippery when wet, but since the trail is fairly short, your shoe choice isn’t too critical.
There are two All Trails reviews averaging at a 3.5 star, which is disappointing as neither of the reviewers explained their star rating. I give it a solid 4/5. I might have to get back there in the fall to see the trees changing colors.