Gibs Trail (Restoule PP)

Restoule

Photo: Discovery Routes

Description

Gib’s Trail is maintained by Park’s staff to a scenic lookout at Stormy Lake. Beyond the lookout, the trail is an undeveloped linear backcountry trail that eventually leads out of the park into adjacent Crown lands. It is only recommended for experienced explorers at this point since outside of the park it has several branches and dead ends. A GPS, compass, and accurate map are recommended if you plan to leave the park boundaries. Sections of this trail remain wet all season and several beaver dam crossings can add to the difficulty.

The maintained portion of the trail with Restoule Provincial Park is a great hike to a lookout on Stormy Lake. For a technical challenge, a mountain bike ride of the trail is a fun way to spend a couple hours.

Ownership Ministry of Natural Resources – Ontario Parks
Management Restoule Provincial Park
Length 8.1 km
Activities Hiking
Difficulty Hard
Fees Park-entry Fee

Rules for Use

  • motorized travel is prohibited
  • appropriate footwear is a necessity
  • pets must be leashed at all times
  • park entry permit is required for trail use

Directions

From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head southeast on HWY 11 for 14.5 km (9 mi). Take exit 329 for Lake Nosbonsing Road/HWY 654. Continue on Lake Nosbonsing Road/HWY 654 for 23 km (14.3 mi), then turn right onto HWY 534. 21.4 km (13.3 mi) further, stay right to remain on HWY 534 for an extra 9 km (5.6 mi). Follow signage to the Provincial Park.

For More Information

Restoule Provincial Park
8818 ON-534, Restoule, ON
(705) 729-2010

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.