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

Easy to moderate hiking. Beautiful up at the top overlooking the lake.

Beautiful area - love it here!

Easy path for walks, roller blading, bike riding or running. We often run this path while training with the Couch to 5K app.

1 day ago

Lots of people, but an easy walk. Have walked this multiple times. Did a 5K run on Canada Day too.

1 day ago

Easy walk. Lots of Canadian Geese to see (and their poop to step in...lol).

Amazing trail. Lots of extensions to make it more difficult.

great trail, not too technical, really nice views.

There are several trails in the Mac Johnson Conservation Area. The 0.7 miles though is misleading as the south to north loop is significantly further than that.

Trail takes you out to a beautiful spot on the bay. Lots of ducks. trail follows the creek. Not sure if it should be rated easy. Its a little hilly in the wooded portion.

Halfway Log Dump to Grotto and back, 13km (with some double-backing). A great day trek, moderately difficult. The greatest benefit from a start at Halfway Log Dump is parking access (~60 cars, $11.70 fee) and until you reach the Cyprus intersection, no people. The grotto was well populated, we left quickly. Two dogs with us (Portuguese Water Dogs), they loved the day. Note that the first access to water, north from Halfway Log Dump is over 5km; this proved to be a lot of heat for the dogs. Full summer heat/humidity would have been too much.

3 days ago

My favorite Trail to hike year round. The views of Old Woman make you feel like you’re in Hawaïi or along PCH. Hiking with 35# toddler on your back makes it a good workout. Pretty moderate terrain :)

It was overgrown and impassible. I walked down about 800m from where the trail starts and gave up. The trail is really poorly maintained.

Lovely! Easy enough for a 2 and 4 year old.

5 days ago

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

This is a great trail - it can be a little wet in spots depending on the time of year. There’s also a great patch of blueberries at the very back if you hit it at the right time (early summer).

Great trail with lots of ups/downs. It can get very busy even for a September hike. Provoking Lake is such a beautiful lake with a great view of the stars at night.

I'd definitely go back again and explore even further.

Nice...just a little too short.

Great trail, some good scenery and viewpoints!

The view never gets old! We live very close to this trail and hike it quite frequently with our pug!

Great trail! Lots of inclines and descents but they’re pretty quick and manageable. Look out spots are all well worth the trek in! Enjoy!

The most clearly marked trail I've ever hiked! Lots of elevation and scenery change, passed maybe 20 people on a Sunday afternoon. Did the full 10km in 2hr 40min.

trail running
7 days ago

An excellent trail to run early in the morning. This is a good challenge with its many ups and downs. Probably a little bit challenging if you're in the black and get to the paved roads but keep your head up and you can find the trail markers.

great trail, but a couple of steep rocky hills...time was accurate, 30 minutes in and out. would not rate this an easy trail. definately moderate, due to the climb


Nice afternoon hike. A bit slippery on the rocks in a few places.

8 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed getting right into nature on this hike. The path is narrow and for the most art, not maintained. In some areas the path was clear and there were boardwalks for short distances. The scenery was awesome! Fields of flowers, tall trees, babbling river — worth coming here for a nature trip! Wear comfortable shoes as the terrain varies quite a bit. And yes, there are a lot of red ants so comfortable shoes AND socks is a good idea. I’ll definitely be back to explore more!

8 days ago

The trail was awesome, bring some nuts or seeds with you and the squirrel, chipmunks and birds will literally eat from your hand, one of the nicest kid friendly walks in Ottawa!!!?!?!?

8 days ago

The best kept secret of Algoma. Usually I see no one on the trail and the
trail makes no attempt to be direct and the late fall and winter, slippery patches....a beautiful trail with outstanding views.....at foam lake you can camp as long as you get a backcountry permit....then summit in the morning....one of my favorite trails....feel the burn

8 days ago

Gorgeous view! Great short loop to take dogs on, especially if they like to swim! Most dogs are off-leash and friendly.

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