Explore the most popular Backpacking trails in Canada with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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muddy
snow
1 day ago

It's your average forest hike to the lake but if you want more, hit up Harvey pass about 2 more kms above the lake! muddy at the bottom and lots of snow up higher, microspikes a must for the last steep portion.

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closed
1 day ago

Have done this 4 years ago. A must do for all experienced hikers. Now back for a rerun, but could not do it: Trail does not go further than lowest point to the lake/camp grounds. Upwards to Black Tusk and the ridge the trails are closed because of a black bear which is defensive to intruders to its habitat. Better go to the visitors center in Whistler for advice on current situation before doing this hike.

We only went up to the ridge, no time to go to the summit because of the weather risks. Actually the path is not very marked but with a GPS one gets there easily. Initially you have to go around a recent collapse (path disappeared) by a very steep grassy way and then climb almost straight ahead. It is stiff but without risk.

hiking
2 days ago

when starting make sure to take the path on the right until you see the signs signalling the trail head. about a 4 min wak in. Once you get going on the trail it is Beautiful. Also nice for trail running, but watch as it is a little technical.

This beatiful trail traverses all sorts of terrains going through the Hemlocks and Hardwoods and follwing a small trail. It is the full backpacking experience and really gets to you. I took 4 days but if you are trail running I could see it taking only 2. The cabins in the second half make it so much nicer. The marshes it goes through makes it rough with the mosquitoes, black-flies, horse-flies, and deer-flies. This extreme hike made my summer. Would do again!

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bugs
over grown
2 days ago

It was extremely beautiful. It is definately a backpacking hike. I did the rest of the trail but this is close enough. I had a great 4 day trip here! Lots of bugs in late summer. Trail can be hard to find at some points. Hide your gear so bears don't get at it.

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blowdown
muddy
2 days ago

I did the first 45 km. very nice but it is a trail with challenges for those who have a hiking experience. Positive: very well marked with blue marks. many beautiful views. several sit to camp along the trail. Many streams and the water is excellent. Flat very muddy and flooded in places (especially km 5 to 10). I recommend doing it in dry weather and in autumn when the mosquitoes goes out. Cellular networks almost nonexistent. several trees on the path. This trail is a local treasure, it should be better publicized, maintained and the different entry point could be more inviting.

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snow
2 days ago

we were there yesterday October 14th. the trails are wet at the start and by the middle part you will find snow which will make the hike a but longer. right at Floe Lake there is over 3 feet of snow. I would highly suggest having micro spikes as it can be slippery coming down. half way down we came face to face with a Grizly just less than 20ft apart from us. he was charging towards us luckily we stopped when we did and started yelling at him. He was a full grown big bear. If anyone thinking of going to Floe Lake the next few days be very careful.

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bugs
3 days ago

Nice trail , view was stunning . Lot of bugs so do carry bug spray .

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blowdown
3 days ago

Nice walk with qques more difficult passages. It took us 5 hours in total (3 driveway, 2 return)

My new favourite hike! So much variety in scenery and difficulty and so many different points of interest throughout.

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muddy
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Firstly, the drive to Gould Lake from Kingston is fenomenal in the fall. The hike was very decent with some lovely lake vistas.

hiking
3 days ago

I’d rate this a 3.5. More of a quad trail than hiking trail. Great if you need an accessible route but not challenging.

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blowdown
rocky
3 days ago

The hike to do in the Charlevoix, beautiful point of view practically from the beginning .... Just wowwww

Overall a good hike! Trail has spots of mud and ice so good shoes are necessary. Only made it up to the first lake as the trail to keep going wasn't marked and noone else we asked went further

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muddy
rocky
3 days ago

Some challenging climbs. Not too much just enough. Dont do this trail alone. Have a back up plan.

Simply one of the most beautiful hikes in Quebec ...

Great trail! Beautiful views especially with all the fall colours! Definitely a good workout.

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful lookout points and a nice workout

Only made it about half way to Shadow lake. Very peaceful hike through the trees.

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snow
4 days ago

Great trail. Today (October 13, 2019) the path is covered by compacted snow, easy to follow. 5 hrs with our kids (11 and 14 yrs) and our lazy bulldog. The Ribbon falls are partially iced but nice to see.

Attempted to hike October 6th. There was a decent packed down trail most of the way up until an overlook of the first lake, but there was no broken trail beyond this down to the actual lakes. We turned around at this point, as did everyone else from the looks of it. Still a nice day out. Will have to come back in the summer.

hiking
4 days ago

Great trail - moderate conditions. Overall fairly flat other than the ascent to the peak. Some wet spots but able to walk around. My fitbit said 11 km from gate to peak. 2.5 hours each way for us! The view is totally worth it!!

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