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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
1.30 mi (2.09 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Incredible views. Beautiful lake. Easy access.

Cons

None.

Trailhead Elevation

737.00 ft (224.64 m)

Net Elevation Gain

-100.00 ft (-30.48 m)

Address

ON-587
Silver Islet, ON P0T
Canada

Features

Historically significant
Bird watching
Wildlife
Big vistas
Wildflowers
Geologically significant

Suitable for

Biking

Location

Field Guide

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