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This is not a maintained trail in winter you'll need to park at Mizzy Lake. In the summer you can just park at the parking lot. Despite being on a kilometer there is a fair bit of elevation gain. The lookout at the very end makes the whole trail worth it.

snowshoeing
6 days ago

Old growth white pines!!! They are huge. As far as Southern Ontario goes to see a tree that wasn't logged in the 1900's is a very rare sight. The trail is quite easy except for the last little bit when there's a few large up and downs. The trail is quite packed down in winter hiking boots will suffice but it's always fun to strap on the snowshoes.

snowshoeing
6 days ago

There's a few up and downs but for the most part a fairly easy trail. Great cliff viewpoint then the trail fallows the cliff or should I say Bluff. If you got an hour in the summer or 2 in the winter I'd suggest this trail. Its not on the Algonquin winter guide so it's less packed down so snowshoes are pretty useful.

snowshoeing
6 days ago

Peck lake is 1.9km in the summer and 2.3km in the winter. They do not plow the full parking lot in the winter. This is a very easy loop with several view points of the lake. It's great if your looking for an easy trail for young kids

snowshoeing
6 days ago

The parking lot is not plowed in the winter but you can park at Mizzy lake and walk up. This trail is super short and the whole point of it is for tree identification. In the summer it's the easiest trail and great for kids. Its the same parking lot as Hardwood lookout so if your feeling you've got a little extra energy might as well tackle this one also. I saw a ton of moose tracks and excrement along this trail. My guess is it's a popular moose hangout in the winter because its not very popular trail in the winter.

hiking
2 months ago

Nette kleine Wanderung. Lange Treppe im Wegverlauf, vom Aussichtspunkt schöner Blick. (der Turm existiert nicht mehr, man sieht nur die Stelle wo er stand).

Loved it!

long trail..moderate difficulty...big staircase...worth the climb..beautiful view !

Nice woodland hike, almost no views though. The trade off is there's lots of wildlife. Proper food hanging is important as well as a healthy respect for moose. Especially bull moose in the fall rut.

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

My personal favorite of the three backpacking trails in Algonquin. It is two loop options 19 and 25km. Terrain is relatively challenging and a good variety of terrain and backcountry campsites on scenic lakes. I saw several moose on the trail when I completed this trail over two days, and even heard some wolves howling in the foggy morning!

on Big Pines Trail

5 months ago

Good hike

backpacking
5 months ago

I would give this 3.5 stars if I could. It is a nice backpacking trip, it's good that there are three different loops of differing length to do and two different access points. I enjoyed it as the leaves were changing colors. There were very few people on the trail. It is challenging, many ups and downs, but the downside of the terrain is that there really are no vistas or WOW moments/scenery. Let's face it - most backpackers want a reward for their hard work and sweat. There are some lovely lakes and forest scenery though. The trail is well maintained, as are the campsites. I camped at Rainbow and Maggie Lakes. I personally prefer the Highland backpacking trail over this one.

hiking
9 months ago

Big Pines Trail is a 2.9 km long, but is an easy enough trail to do. You are gifted with the sight of large white pines a long your hike of this trail

The trail is long, and I suggest doing the trail early in the morning (6am) as it will be cooler in the summer, and the hardest part of the trail is closer to the beginning of the trail. It can be very difficult at times, and there is lots of stairs. However, the lookout is breath taking, and worth the climb!

hiking
9 months ago

A long trail. We went beginning of spring so, there was still a lot of snow, which made the trail that much more difficult. But it was worth it and fun. There is a really nice lake and a water dam.