The Echo Ridges Section of the Voyageur Trail runs for 56 km from the end of the Saulteaux Section at Mabel Lake, through the Garden River First Nation to the Echo River and then south to Tower Lake just north of Hwy 638. This is a remote section of trail with few access points. If you are planning to park in the Garden River First Nation please obtain a pass from the Band Office.
At Tower Lake, on Lonely Lake Rd, just north of Hwy 638, there is parking available, picnic tables and a nice swimming area. You can make a nice day hike by going up the trail and returning on Two Horse Lake Rd.
The trail is now part of the Voyageur Hiking Trail, which is an association of trails between Thunder Bay and Sudbury, including areas in Pukaskwa National Park and Lake Superior Provincial Park. All of these trails have been designated Trans Canada Trail. A guide to the Echo Ridges Section (with maps) can be found in the Voyageur Hiking Trail Guidebook which can be obtained from the Voyageur Hiking Trail Association.
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