Etienne Trail System (Samuel de Champlain PP)


View of Long Lake - Photo: Discovery Routes


The Etienne Trail System at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park is composed of 4 challenging trails, including areas with steep cliffs. Hikers are rewarded for the effort with spectacular outlooks to the Mattawa River and Long Lake below. To make the most of your hike, set a good pace and rest often. These hikes are recommended for experienced hikers.

Red Pine Loop (Red) – 3 km, 1.25 hrs, moderate
History Loop (Blue) – 8.5 km, 5 hrs, difficult with steep cliffs
Geology Loop (Yellow) – 5.5 km, 3 hrs, moderate with steep cliffs
Nature Loop (Green) – 8 km, 4.5 hrs, moderate with steep cliffs

Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park publishes a downloadable trails map.

Trailhead UTM 664172 mE x 5129282 mN
Ownership Ministry of Natural Resources – Ontario Parks
Management Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park
Length 2.5 km – 9 km
Activities Hiking, Snowshoeing
Amenities Camping, Lookout, Parking, Picnic Area, Washrooms
Difficulty Difficult Sections, Hard, Moderate to Hard, Steep Sections
Level of Development Developed
Surface Natural
Fees Park-entry Fee, User Fee
Seasons Summer

Rules for Use

Safety Considerations:

  • extreme caution must be used if approaching cliff edges
  • visitors are advised to carry water and navigation aids
  • not advised during severe weather

For More Information

Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park 
6905 Hwy 17 E, Mattawa, ON
(705) 744-2276

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.