Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails near Algoma District with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
muddy
scramble
24 days ago

This trail was a $&@! Come prepared, come with time and camp out 1 or 2 nights. Right now the trail is wet, muddy, slippery, rocks roll under your feet and come out of the dirt as you grab for a handhold on the bouldering section. Dry areas on the way out became 2 feet of water on the way back. Water levels changed overnight and temps are low combined with a constant rain. Be safe.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy and picturesque trail up the river. Plenty of nice waterfalls to see

hiking
1 month ago

Trail goes along the river bank for the most part. Very interesting sights. Lots of water and lots of falls. At about the 3K mark there is a camp site so would be a great starter for backcountry camping.

hiking
1 month ago

I would say this is more difficult than moderate. Absolutely breathtaking and much worth the work.

hiking
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

The views from this trail are absolutely spectacular - no doubt. I especially enjoyed the second and third viewpoints. The trail itself going up was definitely difficult but easy to follow and well groomed. On the other hand, once you pass the final viewpoint, the trail becomes difficult to navigate without a map. There are blue placards to mark the trail but unfortunately the trail is so overgrown at this point in the season, it’s very difficult to tell what is the trail and what isn’t. I inadvertently went off the trail several times and didn’t know how to get back to it without using my AllTrails app. Also you’ll be hiking along a stream and turning several blind corners so always be on the lookout for bears. Once you get past the final stream crossing and start heading west again toward the parking area, it becomes a lot easier. If you’re in decent shape, budget about 2 1/2 hours to the top and another 1 1/2 hours down. 3-5 hours is a good estimate on the time it should take most people to do this trail. I would have rated this 5 stars if it was a little better maintained. The views at the top are absolutely worth it it the hike down is without a doubt very dicey.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail, but stairs to the lookout may be difficult for some. Our dog did not like the metal grate stairs. :-) View is great once you get up there. We did the hike to the lookout and back in less than two hours including time spent enjoying the view.

on Awausee Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Really fun trail. Definitely tougher on the way up but beautiful views when you get there. Trail is very well marked, although we did miss one creek crossing. Our dog enjoyed the hike as well. We did it in about 4 hours including a lunch break and stops to enjoy the views.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely breath taking. Easy hike. Waterfalls were gorgeous.

hiking
2 months ago

Unbelievable views on amazing waterfalls.

hiking
3 months ago

We really enjoyed this trail. However, there are some VERY technical sections that I think make this more than a “moderate” trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. It’s a challenging hike on the way up but well worth the views from the lookouts. Trail is really well marked, making it a very easy loop to navigate.

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

A very demanding walk. Did the trail in 3 hrs with a lunch stop. Spectacular view of Lake SUperior, Agawa Bay. Montreal Island and Agawa River. Need to be fit for this trail. A few windfall over trail.

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful trail with lookouts that are well worth the hike. bring lots of water as the way up is challenging. no bear sightings

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing amazing amazing views

hiking
4 months ago

I walked it solo today. Great trail for those who like to hike in forests and who are also in decent shape. The first half has quite a few ascents that might tax the not-so-in-shape person. Three or four beautiful overlooks from high up. But also be alert for black bear. I encountered a fairly large one on the final 1-2 miles of the trail, down in the flat lowland area. I came within 50-75 feet of it on the trail, and as I backed-up slowly and calmly made myself known, it started following me. It stopped after about 25 meters or so, but I backed-up about 200 meters. I resumed cautiously after waiting 10-15 minutes. Didn’t see it again.

hiking
6 months ago

A beautiful hike. Breathtaking waterfall views. Worth the hike

hiking
Tue Sep 18 2018

A beautiful hike with breathtaking views and waterfalls at every turn.

hiking
Sat Sep 15 2018

Nice trail , easier compared to the other trails in the area .. Have picnic tables at the beginning of the trail, for a quick snack

on Towab Trail

backpacking
Mon Sep 10 2018

This is a beautiful trail and is marked fairly well. The beginning/end hour are quite easy and a little boring but the terrain gets more difficult as you go on. I did this as an overnight camping trip and really enjoyed it. There are spots along the way you can stop to swim in and the view from the top of the waterfall is gorgeous. You could do it as a one day hike if you left early, however I think it would be more enjoyable to take your time and spend the night.

hiking
Tue Aug 28 2018

Beautiful! If you’re in the area consider this trail

running
Wed Aug 15 2018

Power hiked the ascents and ran the flats/descents. Several amazing views packed into a relatively short trail. Trailhead sign isn't lying about the steep ascents/descents and slippery sections. Roughly ten stream crossings, some over boulders, but overall trail is easy to navigate. Worth the effort, one of the best trails in Ontario!

Sat Jun 23 2018

This is a must to do. Bring swim wear. Absolutely stunning. Great opportunities for soaking in some natural whirl pools Beautiful!!

hiking
Wed May 23 2018

This epic trail offers many fishing opportunities along the Agawa River. Beware that the trail becomes a bit more rugged past burnt rock pool. Ive only done this trail as a overnight trip, but have heard of people making it a dayhike. I really enjoyed the beauty and challenge of hiking this trail. Asking park staff about current trail conditions is probably a good idea.

backpacking
Wed Mar 21 2018

I would say the trail is a bit higher rated than moderate, although the beginning sections are quite easy. Trail is awesome and one of my favourites I've backpacked. Constantly having the Agawa river beside you and the agawa falls at the end are worth the hike.

hiking
Mon Feb 19 2018

A steep, hard 270 metre climb on the first 1.5 kms leads to some awesome views of Agawa Bay and majestic Lake Superior. The views are some of the best on the east Superior shore. There are lots of rocky sections requiring attention to footwork. The trail has been tagged as ‘dog’ and ‘kid’ friendly… only if they are used to tough, mid distance hikes! Normal traffic flow is clockwise, leaving a slightly more gradual descent and flat last 2 km to end the hike. Have hiked this six times… worth it every time!

hiking
Sun Oct 22 2017

Great family hike (with 6 year old, 2 year old, and 6 month old).

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