Chaudière and Tikibi Trails

Dokis First Nation

Photo: Discovery Routes


Chaudière and Tikibi trails at Dokis First Nation are connected by a series of looping trails.

Chaudière Trail is accessed at the end of Main Street where there is a trailhead sign. This 2.2 km trail has beautiful views of the French River and takes hikers past the famous Chaudière Dam.

Discover the Upper French River’s wilderness, rapids and wild scenery on the 2.3 km Tikibi Trail – Tuh keebe is an Ojibway word for Springwater. This trail is accessible from the Band office and has interpretive signs describing the local plants and history.

An easily accessible Trail Permit is required for all trails at Dokis First Nation. Campsites are also available.

Backroads Bill Steer recounts the legends of the trails and their importance to Dokis First Nation in his article: Nature Trail and Legend – Dokis – Lake Nipissing West – Hwy. 64

Trailhead UTM 552691 mE x 5121907 mN
Ownership Dokis First Nation
Management Dokis First Nation
Length 3+ km
Seasons Summer


From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, take HWY 17 west for 56 km (34.8 mi). Turn left at HWY 64, and travel for 39.5 km (24.5 mi) until you reach Dokis Reserve Road. Turn left, and follow the road for about 26 km (16 mi) until you reach Dokis.

For More Information

Dokis First Nation
Call (705) 763 2575

The vast network of trails we celebrate exist on the traditional lands and waterways of the Anishinaabe people within the territory protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850 and Williams Treaties of 1923.