Mt. Belvedere

Posted by Derek on Oct 18, 2013

Mt. Belvedere

Mt. Belvedere

Height: 1759 feet / 536 meters
GPS recorded height: 1774 feet / 541 meters
Lat/Lon: N46 38.799 W82 47.678
Date Summited: October 12, 2013

Mt. Belvedere is a prominent hill in the Rawhide Conservation Reserve, north of Elliot Lake. It is a short hike (1.5 km) via the Cobre Lake Trail, to the open summit with its spectacular views of the lakes and hills in the area. Hikers have the option to hike the entire 12.8 km Cobre Lake loop trail through forests containing old growth red and white pines, picturesque blue lakes with sand beaches, and artifacts of the area’s mining days.

From the intersection with Hwy. 17 at Serpent River, take Hwy. 108 north to Elliot Lake for 27 km. Continue north along Hwy. 108 through Elliot Lake. At Quirke Mine Road, 42 km from Hwy 17, Hwy. 108 becomes Secondary Highway 639. Continue northward along the road for 20 km and pass through Mississagi Provincial Park. The turnoff to the Cobre Lake Trail parking lot lies 62 km from the junction with Hwy 17, just as the road starts to descend into the Little White River valley. Turn right onto the short rough road and make your way east for 250 meters and then turn left at the 3 way intersection and head north for a further 250 meters to the parking area.

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Trip Summary:
00.0 km – Departed Cobre Lake Trail parking lot (12:35 PM)
00.5 km – Turned left at loop intersection towards Mt. Belvedere (12:43 PM)
01.5 km – Arrived at the summit of Mt. Belvedere, signed register (1:10 PM)
01.5 km – Departed summit of Mt. Belvedere (1:30 PM)
03.0 km – Arrived at Vasseau Lake (2:00 PM)
05.6 km – Arrived at sand beach on Tenfish Lake (2:47 PM)
07.0 km – Log ‘bridge’ creek creek crossing near Blue Sky Lake (3:14 PM)
08.9 km – Blue Sky Mine adit (3:41 PM)
10.7 km – Arrived at eastern shore of Cobre Lake / trapper’s cabin (4:14 PM)
12.8 km – Arrived back at Cobre Lake Trail parking lot (4:48 PM)


GPS Track:
Mt. Belvedere / Cobre Lake Trail GPS Track (.gpx format)

Related Links:
Dan Weemhoff’s Cobre Lake Trail Photo Report
Coureurs de Bois Voyageur Trail Outdoors Club Cobre Lake Trip Report
Harvard /Blue Sky Mine information

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