Wabun Lake & Sugar Mountain in Calabogie: Hiking Guide

Wabun Lake is one of those trails that offer up just the right amount of challenge and scenery. It’s also an unmarked trail by the township of Greater Madawaska and a bit tricky to understand the route

Suggested Stops

Fueled up post hike with a wood oven pizza from Neat Coffee Shop in Burnstown. Their pizza is on point. Along with the lattes. And music nights. It’s just a great place overall.

Important Insights

Wabun Lake road is a dirt road. The trails are shared with ATVs, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, and hunters.

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) people.⁠ It is important as avid hikers and stewards of the land, to acknowledge and understand the full story our surroundings along with the people that care for her, both past and present. As sourced from native-land.ca, if there are corrections please send to victoria@girlgonegood.com.

Land Management

Unmanaged.

Suggested Stops

Fueled up post hike with a wood oven pizza from Neat Coffee Shop in Burnstown. Their pizza is on point. Along with the lattes. And music nights. It’s just a great place overall.

GPS Coordinates

45.24594844761396, -76.85964458630383

Street Address

Wabun Lake Rd Greater Madawaska, ON K0J 1H0

Directions

Hwy 417 West to Calabogie Rd. Drive west on Calabogie Rd to Hydro Dam Rd. Continue on Hydro Dam Rd (1.5km) to Wabun Lake Road. This is a dirt road. Drive 2.5kms on Wabun Lake Rd until you reach a fork in the road. The Wabun Lake parking and boat launch are 150m ahead on the left fork, the trailhead is 300m ahead on the right fork. Take the right fork. You’ll notice a large grass parking like area on the right. The trailhead across the road (dirt road, not the smaller trail).

If you plan on hiking the full 18kms, then park at the GPS coord for this Trail Report and hike to Limestone Lake first, completing the trail clockwise.

Parking

Medium parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

None. Follow Leave No Trace toileting guidelines

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

Follow AllTrails

Trailhead

Located across the road from the parking lot.

Number of Trails

1

Total Distance (km)

18

Elevation Gain (m)

500

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Woodlands

Activities

Hiking, Birding, Snowshoeing, Fishing, Geocaching, Mountain Biking

Dogs

Permitted on-leash.