A Spectacular View in the Autumn
Robertson Cliffs is a challenging hike but worth the climb to view Goulais’ magnificent autumn colours. There is a marked trail called Ila’s Loop to venture on.
Robertson Cliffs is situated north on Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario in the Algoma Region.
Iila’s Trail was named after an avid hiker (Ila Aho) who hiked and developed this trail herself. The trail in total is 5 km but you do not need to do the whole loop.
You can just do the uphill ascent directly to the cliffs which are part of the Algoma Highlands Conservancy.
If you do the whole loop, you will walk through Algoma’s beautiful Boreal Forest, peer out from the cliffs overlooking the valley and encounter a waterfall along the way.
Robertson Cliffs can be found by driving north on Highway 17 for 28 km. After the Goulais River Bridge, turn right onto Old Highway 17, take the first right onto Robertson Lake Road.
Drive approximately 5 km and you will see a parking area on the right side of the road. The trail is located across from the parking area.
Follow the white blazes until you reach the top of the cliffs. Follow the white blazes past the lookouts until you see the intersection of the white trail and the yellow trail.
- Sheri Minardi