The Sea Lion

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

North of Superior Shore, Ontario

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The Sea Lion


  • The trail branches off at this sign.- The Sea Lion
  • The trail passes through forest alongside the lakeshore.- The Sea Lion
  • The rocky shore of Perry Bay.- The Sea Lion
  • The Sea Lion.- The Sea Lion
  • The trail overlooks the beautiful Lake Superior.- The Sea Lion
  • The blue waters of Lake Superior.- The Sea Lion
  • The Sea Lion.- The Sea Lion
  • - The Sea Lion
Overview + Weather
Incredible views. Beautiful lake. Easy access.
North of Superior Shore, ON
Pets allowed: 
Net Elevation Gain: 
-100.00 ft (-30.48 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking
Total Distance: 
1.30 mi (2.09 km)
Trail type: 
Trailhead Elevation: 
737.00 ft (224.64 m)
Current Local Weather:
Hike Description

Hike Description


Prior to the 1900s, this landmark stone formation appeared to resemble a lion sitting on its haunches looking out to Perry Bay. The former shape of this natural arch inspired its name, the Sea Lion. Although the lion's head has since fallen, the name has endured. The softer sedimentary rock will continue to erode, and the "arch" of the sea lion will eventually collapse, possibly leaving a stack in Lake Superior. Over time the entire section will disappear from the shoreline. Until that happens, the Sea Lion is a scenic landmark on the shores of a beautiful lake.

To get here, park at the Kabeyun Trailhead parking lot. Follow the trail for a half mile. At a junction, a sign for the Sea Lion will direct you left. Beyond, the trail branches off to different viewpoints and down to the beach shoreline. Stay to the left. Continue until you reach a green fenced area. Take in the views of the Sea Lion, because someday this landmark will dissolve into Lake Superior.

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