Towab Trail: 24km : Overnight Trip
Length: 24 km return - linear trail
Hiking Time: entire trail - overnight trip
Trailhead to Burnt Rock Pool:
2 - 4 hours return; moderate
Burnt Rock Pool to Agawa Falls:
10-12 hours return; very demanding
Campsites: 2 at Burnt Rock Pool; 5 upstream, below Agawa Falls
Hike to Burnt Rock Pool and relax on the sun-warmed rocks or
continue along the trail for an overnight trip to Agawa Falls, one of the
highest waterfalls in the park.
The trail follows the gently rolling topography of the Agawa
River Valley.· However, it makes several unavoidable steep ascents and
descents around cliff areas.
At the turn of the century, visitors were often guided into the interior by
Towabanasay (Tow-a-ban-a-say), an Ojibwe guide.· Towab ( as he was called
by the visitors) held the Ojibwe hunting rights to a 1300 square kilometre area
which included the Agawa River.
Long before you reach Agawa Falls you will hear its thundering roar as it
cascades 25 metres (82 feet) over a rocky ledge.· Try your luck fishing for
brook and rainbow trout in the pool below the falls.