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Love camping here, too bad the ticks are out of hand, I have been 8 times and all different trails but always taking ticks of my best furry friend and myself...

The trail was really nice seen deer in 3 seperate spots. The ticks on the other hand were hungry I got bit twice and took 8 off the dog just crawling not latched on. Still good times

This is great to add to the Doe Lake loop to make it worth the trip to the park. It's a nice hike on the one side and on the other it's all boardwalks along a marshy area. It can be really nice when the bugs aren't so bad. Late fall was lovely last year for this one.

This one is quite spectacular in the fall. There are some amazing spots where you can watch the leaves fall like rain or walk through a rainbow of trees. so beautiful! It's not the most challenging of hikes - it's one of the easier Frontenac trails for this distance but still has difficult moments. It's great that if you don't have time for the full trail you can cut off 3km and do Bufflehead instead. Also lovely.

backpacking
4 months ago

Went for a hike and overnight stay. Got to Park at 9am on Saturday and left on Sunday morning. We did 8Km on Saturday and camped at site 6a. Took about 3.5hrs but that time included :30min lunch stop and we went off track to check out a lookout point. On Sunday we did the rest a 4.2Km trek that took us back to the parking lot at Big Salmon Parking. That took us 1.5Km but we didn’t stop and did great time. There are quite a bit of marshy areas to get by but there’s was always a way to get around it with no issues. Lots of uphill and downhill areas durning the hike. You could also park at the park store and start hike from there but that’s another hour to your trek. We parked at Big Salmon parking to avoid the extra distance hiking.

hiking
5 months ago

Fun trail. Lots of wooden walk ways over small rivers, ponds and even a waterfall. Lots of fun for the dogs!

snowshoeing
7 months ago

Nice easy trail for an afternoon hike.

Completed the loop in October...while camping in the park. Wonderful fall colours well marked trails..definitely will do again in the near future

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Beautiful little trail. A good chunk of it is board walks, so it is a fairly easy hike. Also easily accessible in the winter for snow-shoeing

hiking
Monday, June 15, 2015

This trail is inside of Frontenac Provincial Park. You will need to buy a parking pass from the visitors center which costs $14.00. They take interac and credit card so if you don't have cash on hand that is no problem. There are other trails to choose from as well.

hiking
Sunday, April 20, 2014

It's a challenging trail, featuring easy to moderate terrain. Can be muddy in early spring. Takes another 2km to get to the trail from the park office. A nice trail featuring a few smaller lakes, rocky terrain in some areas, a few beaver dams and plenty of creeks and bridges.

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