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

Nice walk, but high traffic and some areas with mud. I did this trail with my 4-year old daughter without any problem.

nature trips
21 days ago

great Algonquin trail and well-marked!

backpacking
22 days ago

One of my favourite Ontario trails!

Have done this trail many times. It’s my favourite trail closest to Toronto! Hiked it yesterday, road is closed during the winter so add 2km each way to your hike. The sign at the trailhead says the trail is 10km but every time I have done it my devices have shown around 13km. In the snow yesterday it was about 16.5 km and took us 6 hours. Winter hiking is not my thing, but the trail is still fantastic! Highly recommend!

hiking
7 months ago

Finished the loop with 5 hours. Beautiful view made the whole hiking full of exciting. Very wet and uneven surface, rain boots or waterproof boots could be more helpful.

First half is best. Turn back at stop 5 for a good 2 hour hike. Took 4 hours to do the whole thing

We finished the trail in 4 hours including stopping for pictures and breaks. The view is stunning.

hiking
7 months ago

Took 4 hours to complete the loop from car park - including breaks along the way. The ridges are beautiful and can be seen throughout the trail. There are various types of terrain, wet and uneven surfaces which makes this hike more challenging but it's not difficult. Proper footwear (trail running shoes or hiking boots) helps a lot.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Too many mosquitoes, very aggressive even with repellent product AND lemon eucalyptus essential oil ! And so much mud too, very slippery. (September)

on Spruce Bog Boardwalk

walking
8 months ago

Really neat scenery and interesting history but a very simple trail. Virtually no elevation change and most of path is wide and clear.

on Big Pines Trail

hiking
8 months ago

Wet and muddy after (and during) rain but a lot of fun! Good amount of elevation change, but clear paths.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail for wildlife viewing.

The best trail on the highway 60 corridor in Algonquin. Beautiful vantage points overlooking the park.

Moderate to difficult hike. Took my husband and I 4 hours to complete. We went at a moderate pace but stopped a decent amount of times for long periods to take pictures and enjoy the views. We went the day after it rained so it was extremely muddy which I found made it more difficult. Lots of ups and downs but the views are well worth it!! the best views are towards the end of the loop.

Absolutely outstanding views!! Well worth it!

Great trail. Hiked it with my daughter about 9 years ago.

Fairly flat and easy. Great information in the trail guide.

hiking
10 months ago

I did this trail in the fall when the colours were at their peak. The views from all the look out points were amazing. By far the best day hiking trail in Algonquin but not an easy one. Be sure to bring plenty of water and some food.

hiking
11 months ago

A very long and beautiful trail. Make sure you start early in the day and give yourself atleast 7-8 hours to experience the wildlife and the ponds.
I completed this trail in June. Almost 30% of the trail was flooded due to rain and increased water level of the ponds resulting in alot of mud and bushwhacking.
Be prepared.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Very easy hike & was worth it even though I didn't see a moose but you do see a lot of their poop!

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walking
Friday, February 17, 2017

I like the Spruce Bog boardwalk trail for the birdwatching (first time I've ever seen Grey Jays!), and the fact that it's accessible to all. I went during the early spring (late March) when there was still snow on the ground and while it was relatively busy, it was still enjoyable as a family outing with young kids.

snowshoeing
Monday, January 16, 2017

Old growth white pines!!! They are huge. As far as Southern Ontario goes to see a tree that wasn't logged in the 1900's is a very rare sight. The trail is quite easy except for the last little bit when there's a few large up and downs. The trail is quite packed down in winter hiking boots will suffice but it's always fun to strap on the snowshoes.

walking
Monday, December 12, 2016

Short and sweet; the views down into the canyon are awe-inspiring and the surrounding forest lovely. Watch out for little kids that they don't get too close to the edge.

walking
Monday, December 12, 2016

A really nice walk that traverses a variety of habitats, such as ponds, bogs, hardwood forest, spruce groves and pine barrens. I went at a very leisurely pace to look for wildlife and did it in about 6 hours; it can easily be done in half that time but then you'd miss out on what you could see.This is the longest of the park's interpretive trails so I would suggest to make a day of it and enjoy.The guide here says the elevation gain is over 2000 ft; that is far from true. The walk is mostly level with minimal ups and downs. Part of the trail is on an old railroad bed and boardwalks are placed over the wet areas. I would still wear a heavy pair of boots as other parts of the trail can get pretty wet and muddy. Be sure to take the side trail near the north end of the loop, it's about a 30 minute detour that goes to what are called "bear's nests", explained in the guide you get at the trailhead. On my walk I saw Spruce Grouse, a Red Fox, a bull Moose and literally hundreds of turtles basking in one of the ponds. Note that dogs are not allowed on this trail so as not to disturb the wildlife.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

This is the best day hike you can get in Algonquin Park. The views are amazing. Take some water and snacks. The trail is not easy.

hiking
Saturday, October 29, 2016

nice walk good views of river

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Great trail. Lots of great views.But super windy on the top of the ridges

hiking
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Expect a busy hike but unbelievably well maintained trail!!!

hiking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Love this trail. The accend up really gets your heart pumping!

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