Posted by Derek on May 24, 2016
Height: 1598 feet / 487 meters
Lat/Lon: N46 42.478 W81 07.839
Date Summited: May 22, 2016
Located in the region of Greater Sudbury, Labelle Lake Peak was once home to both a ski hill and the Lumsden fire tower. Today, the only reminders of these structures are the rusted remains of the ski lifts and the deteriorated footings of the fire tower. It’s a short trek from Nelson Lake Road to the summit which provides an excellent vista of the Sudbury Basin.
From Sudbury, travel north on Old Hwy 69 / Regional Road 80 to Val Therese. In Val Therese, old Hwy 69 bends to the east (turns right). At this bend, turn left and continue north onto Desmarais Road. Follow Desmarais Road for 5 km until reaching the left turn (west) onto Nelson Lake Road. Follow Nelson Lake Road for 8.8 km to a roadside parking area at N46 42.272 W81 05.829. The road beyond is in rough condition and it is recommended to park here as only high clearance vehicles should attempt to go further.
Continue west along Nelson Lake Road for 2.3 km until reaching a rough ATV trail heading southwest from the road (N46 42.696 W81 07.297). Follow the rough ATV trail as it passes under a hydro-electric power line and ascends almost 400 feet to the summit. About 1.1 km from Nelson Lake Road, the trail ends at the summit upon which the remains of the fire tower, the abandoned ski lifts and views (south) of the Sudbury Basin can be found.
00.0 km – Turned left onto Nelson Lake Road (10:30 AM)
08.8 km – Passed Roadside Parking area 1 (10:45 AM)
09.9 km – Parked as road became very rough (10:48 AM)
09.9 km – Began hike west along Nelson Lake Road (11:07 AM)
11.0 km – Arrived at intersection / start of ATV trail (11:15 AM)
12.1 km – Arrived at the summit of Labelle Lake Peak (11:34 AM)