June 2017 Updates: there have been some changes to the entrance to this wonderful trail. Working with the Escarpment Biosphere Reserve, we are pleased to provide this updated map, with coordinates to the entrance to the Cup Trail. The Saucer remains unchanged.
Located 18 km West of Little Current at the junction of Hwy. 540 and Bidwell Rd. is the famous Cup and Saucer Trail. This is the Manitoulin Extension of the Niagara Escarpment, with 70 meter cliffs, over 2 km long.
There are 12 km of hiking trails through the hardwood bush, as well as 2 km of adventure trails. This is one of the most popular trails in Ontario.
With such numerous paths to choose from, you can select the one best suited to the time you have available (from 15 minutes to 4 hours), and the degree of difficulty desired.
Note to users:
We went to cup n saucer trail on July 28 and went on the wrong path from the beginning. We met quite a few groups of hikers along the wrong path and in the parking lots. It seems that everyone took the wrong path. So we took a picture and hopefully someone can get on the right path and enjoy their hike and the breathtaking view.
There is a misleading path created by cars at the very beginning of the trail. The correct path should be at your 1pm direction right next to the wrong path (at your right hand side). It is a very narrow path compare to the wrong path. If you walked through a path with a lots of obstacles then you are in the wrong path. Just turn back and start from the parking lot again and you should able to find the right path. And along the trail, some very nice people tie few orange ribbons on the tree to show the way up
the hills, just follow them (dated:July 28 2015).
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