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Wolf Lake Mountain, Ontario hiking

Ontario, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Wolf Lake Mountain, Ontario Statistics

Difficulty

Easy

Elevation gain

504 meters

What are the activities at Wolf Lake Mountain, Ontario ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Wolf Lake Mountain, Ontario?

The region, frequently referred to as Chiniguichi, is a comparatively common canoeing destination with clear acidified lakes, old pine forests and native pictograms. Just previous Stinson, turn left onto Kukagami Road and follow it for 21,3 km until you reach a fork where Matagamasi Lake Road goes to the left. Follow Matagamasi Lake Road for 4.6 km, then follow Bushy Bay Road to the left. Those with vehicles may want to park on their shoulder and proceed on their bike / foot.

The brush is relatively open, and it's easier to skirt the southern edge of the mountain until the final push to the summit to the north. Having first found this peak on the Ontario County High Points list at peakbagger.com, I decided it would be a pleasant day hike from Sudbury where I've been visiting my family for a long weekend. After passing through Stinson, I discovered a left turn on Kukagami Road. This gravel road is a gateway to the Wanapitei / Matagamasi Lake scheme, which is located to the south.

Arriving at the base of a steep hill lined with small boulders, I decided I couldn't drive any further. I parked at At N46 45.785 W80 38.409 and ready to proceed on my bicycle. As I suited up, the mosquitoes were swarming, but strangely, this was the worst I could see, and for the rest of the trip, I didn't have any difficulty with them. I've produced nice progress by bike on the highway until I struck my first hurdle.

Some beavers were forced to dam up a neighboring creek that flooded the highway. In an attempt to prevent the swampy regions on either side of the highway, I decided to pedal through the flood area. The ' lake ' was deeper than I had expected, and my reduced foot plunged into the water as I pedaled. For the rest of the day, I'd have damp feet.

A marsh with indications of low concentrations of water. Despite pedaling across a flooded highway, the water concentrations in many of the lakes and marshes in the region seemed to be considerably small. Along the way, I passed through a marsh that had become a mud flat. The sign labeled the turn left of the primary street on a slightly narrower highway.

A further 700 meters past the junction, the highway started to climb steeply, so I decided to stash my bicycle in the forest and to continue the rest of the trip on foot. Only a few minutes after my walk, I found something I hadn't seen before. It took me about 40 minutes to climb the remaining 600 feet to achieve my first goal, the Wolf Lake Mountain lookout. The region is popular with off-roaders, and as I approached the top of the hill, a tiny group of ATV's passed me on their manner out of the mountain.

The haze of the early day was rising, and the lookout afforded a nice view east of the Chiniguichi region. Silvester Lake and Matagamasi Lake were noticeable to the southwest, while the Wolf and Dewdney Lakes were noticeable to the east and south, partly obscured by a low lying ridge. As my primary goal to reach the highest point was not yet complete, I proceeded along the highway for another 300 meters until I reached the closest approach along the highway to the real Wolf Lake Mountain Summit. After finishing a brief and simple bushwhack through a thin underbrush, I appeared on a wide summit.

Like my past hikes to Ontario high points, it can often be hard to determine the real high point, and that was no exception. The summit region consisted of a tiny depression ringed by several candidate points. I toured each of them several times, until I decided that the southwest point seemed to be the highest. GPS elevation to Wolf Lake Mt. As it was time to begin heading back, I traced my steps back down the mountain. Back in the vehicle just before 2:00 p.m., I finished the 14.7 km x 2 bike / walking part of the journey to and from Wolf Lake Mountain in just under 5 hours. 21.3 km-Turn left at the fork to Matagamasi Lake Road. 25.9 km-Turn left at the fork to Bushy Bay Road.

Park here on the shoulder of the highway if you're traveling by vehicle. 43.7 km-Turn left at the signposted junction of the Nickel Belt Snow Spriits. 44.4 km-The road is getting steeper as it starts to climb the hill. It's a good time to stash the bicycle.

Hey, that was a really cool report about your hike up the mountain. Thank you for making it simple to follow instructions. I'm going to take my family to see this fantastic sight. I'm not much of a skier myself, so I'm not a good judge of what can or can not be skied.

I guess you could ski the flatter parts on the manner to the top, and then take the skis to the steep end. Keep in mind that I left my bicycle when I went hard when I climbed it in the summer. Now, we're prepared to do that. Trying to ski to Wolf could demonstrate to be hazardous.

It's all snowmobile trails. Going up Wolf is scarcely two sleds broad. Personally, I wouldn't have advised it. I would like to understand how steep it is and how many kilometers long it is, and you can see the old trees growing on the path. So, I think I'm trying to say that you don't really understand what to expect until you get to the path.

In any event, I'm planning to check out this specific path in the coming months, and maybe I'm going to report back here on the state of the path. There are some old red pine trees on the path, but the real reserve is west of the peak, nearer to Wolf Lake. The path was very dry when I hiked it, but as Shane stated, the beaver dam could be uncomfortably placed and, in my case, the highway was flooded in one section. The old growth can readily be seen by going past the Snowmobile Club sign on the correct side of the highway.

You can walk to Wolf Lake itself along a path to the right about a kilometer past the Snowmobile Club sign. You can't operate your ATV on the concrete tracks. They've spread apart, and you're likely to harm the tires on your ATV. So he just went to the side of them.

It's all increasing in. You could drive a four-wheel car to the snowmobile club sign quite readily. The makeshift bridge has been upgraded so that it can be readily crossed by a car. A lot of the land is constantly evolving with the development of the tree and the brush.

There were no flooded highways or poor washes.

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Coordinates
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46.8518319

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Hiker reviews

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Brian Lawson

5 out of 5 stars

Wolf Lake is slowly becoming a victim of her own beauty. As road access has improved, on peak summer weekends all seven campsites can be taken, and newcomers have started to bushwhack new sites. Still a beautiful lake to paddle but go middle of the week and as early or late in the season as you are comfortable with for best choice of campsites.

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Ronald J. Johnson

5 out of 5 stars

Simply beautiful!

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Mary Frazier

5 out of 5 stars

Bugs are bad in June but it is beautiful.

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Paul Williamson

5 out of 5 stars

Ancient, enchanting, the old growth red pines are amazing.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Wolf Lake Mountain, Ontario ?

Easy

What is the elevation of Wolf Lake Mountain, Ontario?

504.00 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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