This post describes only the portion of the Kabeyun Trail from the South Kabeyun Trailhead to Lehitenen’s Bay.
- Distance: 7.2 km (linear)
- Total time: 1 day
- Difficulty: Easy
- Beautiful views of Lake Superior at the halfway campsite and at the bridge just past the Sea Lion turnoff
- Biking is permitted on this portion of the Kabeyun Trail
From the South Kabeyun Trailhead to Lehitenen’s Bay, the Kabeyun Trail is a wide well maintained and well used double track trail that meanders farther inland than in previous sections. As a result, the terrain is fairly flat and this part of the trail is rated as easy.
Highlights along this part of the trail includes the beautiful views of Lake Superior at the foot bridge just past the Sea Lion turnoff and at the pebble beach at the halfway campsite.
Many people hike or bike this portion of the Kabeyun on their way to the Talus Lake Trail, the Top of the Giant (accessed via the South Talus Lake Trail Junction), Tee Harbour, and the Sea Lion. The Sawyer Bay Trail also intersects this section of the Kabeyun Trail at the East Sawyer Bay Trail Junction, only 0.4 km from the South Kabeyun Trailhead.
There are campsites at Tee Harbour and just off the trail about halfway between Tee Harbour and the trailhead (let’s call it the halfway site). The Tee Harbour campsites are the most popular backcountry campsites in the park and are equipped with two outhouses, two bear lockers and every campsite has a designated fire pit. The halfway site also has a fire pit and access to a Thunder Box.
Of the entire Kabeyun Trail, biking is only allowed on this section of the trail, from Lehitenen’s Bay to the South Kabeyun Trailhead. This wide nature of the trail also makes for good snowshoeing in the winter.
This portion of the Kabeyun Trail can be accessed by car from the South Kabeyun Trailhead.