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

j4

Fun and challenging hike. Great views.

Tricky track. Pristine. Filter water well. I had stomach issues both times I did this trail.

hiking
16 days ago

I hiked this trail with my dog in May. We started the trail around 2pm. It took us about 3.5 hours in total with stops along the way. The trail wasn't too overcrowded since it was a week before the May long weekend.
It's a beautiful trail, and the view at the top definitely makes the climb worth it! It can be tough climbing some of the larger rocks along the route, and it isn't always clear where the trail is. There are lots of places to stop and take in the views along the route. Would definitely recommend this trail!

Amazing views! Make sure to wear good tread hiking shoes/boots. Rocks can be slippery to climb on when wet.

hiking
21 days ago

beautiful view at top specially in the fall. have been 3 times. will keep going!

hiking
22 days ago

Although at times challenging, this trail is unique and offers unbelievable viewpoints! Would definitely recommend :)

Great trail - enough of a challenge and beautiful views!

This was my first backpacking trip ever lol. Completed this trail in 7 days/6 nights with my dog. Last week of July. Managed a trip up to silver peak too! Absolutely loved it! I underestimated the difficulty though. If your dog isn’t trail hardened, which mine wasn’t, bring boots and paw moisturizer. The rocks are sharp and will shred the paws without them.

Great trail. Nice views

Fairly active path, met lots of people, is quite the climb but it super worth it. Extremely unique and a little challenging.

1 month ago

Hiked this trail August 5, 2018. Started out early, around 8:30 am and met several people coming back on the way up. The first 2 km are a walk in the park but it then it gets more challenging as you get into more up hill hiking over lots of tree roots. From here it moves into scrambling over rocks up to the top of a hill (just a warm up to the Crack). You then have a decent and back into an uphill hike over tree roots before getting to the Crack. The Crack is a steep uphill scramble over more rocks but there is always a place to get a good foothold. It took about 2 hours in total to get to the top.
The view at the top is awesome but it started to get crowded around 11 am making it difficult to get good shots with foreground interest that didn’t have people in it.
Started back around noon and were back at the car around 1:30. The last kilometre was difficult even though it was easy trail. (Probably due to the heat and humidity).
The trail is well marked but you need to look up to see the markers. We were glad we took 3 1/2 litres of water. We drank 3 litres.
It would be a great trail in the fall or a great place to catch an awesome sunrise or sunset for those with experience.
We would rate the trail difficult.

1 month ago

Nice hike, nice views. Definitely doesn’t deserve the hard rating however.

It’s a weekly staple hike during July and August for us. Great way to kick start a work out and maintain your fitness level!

hiking
2 months ago

Challenging hike overall - lots of rocks to climb over and through with steep ascension close to the lookout. Absolutely amazing view at the top and worth the challenge. Saw families and dogs on the trail. You’ll need a partner to help your dog over the toughest points to avoid injury. Going down is tricky so make sure you take your time. A bucket list hike for any nature lover!

hiking
2 months ago

Challenging and rewarding. We did the hike with our two kids in backpacks. (3 years and 15 months). It was challenging at times but doable for sure. Saw lots of families and groups on the way there and back. Would recommend having one adult per child of hiking with kids. Going down was far more difficult than getting up. Views are paramount. Really great hike.

backpacking
2 months ago

There is not a more beautiful hike in Ontario, in my opinion. It is for more experienced hikers and would absolutely rate this one has hard, as opposed to moderate considering some of the elevations and hiking requisite knowledge required. Trip preparation and proper gear is essential, but absolutely worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

I would not rate this trail as “moderate” and Lake of The Woods as “hard.” This trail’s elevations reserve it for more serious hikers. You can bring older children that are accustom to hiking with proper footwear. The views are remarkable and the traffic is light.

We did this hike the year the trail opened and were pleasantly surprised, we have returned several times since. It gives you a variety of views and was very easy to navigate. Our dog loved it and we appreciate how secluded it is.

Amazing hike with breathtaking views ...... takes about three hours there and back and as an hour to enjoy the views up top......

hiking
2 months ago

Was a great hike. As others have said the first part of the trail was very buggy and I got eaten alive, however the view from the top was stunning- a nice spot for lunch before heading back down.

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike. Only the last part is scrambly. Good views from the top. It took me 2:40 hrs to complete the hike.

With a friend, hiked the loop clockwise. 5 nights/6 days. Our first big hike. Was tough. Many steep climbs. Rewarding views. Wonderful campsites. Saw very few people along west part and top. More traffic along east side..Amazing hike! Not sure about rating as moderate. When compared to moderate sections of other trails (eg Bruce Trail), I think this Killarney Hike may be difficult.

hiking
3 months ago

Age 37 male, 135lbs. Did this with my 35-year-old gf. I found it really easy. If this is labelled 'hard', it kind of makes the 'hard' designation useless, since there are countless trails I've done that are much, much, much more challenging. It's still a nice little hike... simple walk on a path through the woods for the first half, then some nice going up rocks until one gets to the top. Nice views up there of the surrounding area. We went on a nice sunny weekday in mid-June, before school finished for the year. There were people certainly, but not too busy, starting at 11am. Didn't see any wildlife. Bugs were annoying and got some bites despite multiple OFF sprayings, but not horrible. If we had put on our nets and all that, we probably would not have been bitten at all.

Without question one of my favourite trails. Some fun scrambling rewarded with incredible views!

Awesome walk lots of fun..

i did the trail all the way to the crack didnt do the full loop but the 3 hour trip there and back was worth it amazing veiw just very up hill and treacherous

rock climbing
3 months ago

awesome hike. first 2km ho hum forest walk. final push is craggy steep and awesome. gotta have your wits about you on the steep terrain.

Amazing trail, especially in the fall. I would love to do it again - every year

The hike was very busy with people. Some parts of the hike were very hard and almost impossible to navigate, need good foot wear and stamina for this one.

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