Explore the most popular trail running 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.

This trail is incredible. Definitely more difficult than regional trails like Track and Tower, but offers plenty of spots for views and rest breaks, if needed. I would also advise that hiking this trail should be done during weekdays in fall, for optimal fall foliage and fewer hikers. It is definitely a great hike to do with friends, and will help keep you in shape.

Holy crap! If you wanna get in shape real quick do this trail a couple times! Great hike, fantastic views, a little muddy in spots. Make use of those streams, especially during the final quarter and dip your hands and cool your head. The billboard at the beginning of the trail says 6 hours, I did it in just over 4.5. Bring lots of water, bug dope, and snacks for energy. Hiking 101. When you reach the sign after tying the loop, you get a sudden burst of energy. Harness it! Keep a cold beer in a cooler in your vehicle and enjoy it when you return. It’ll be the best dam drink you ever had!

trail running
26 days ago

Loved this trail. Because of the climbs, a little more challenging than some of the other trails I've done in Algonquin. Have been waiting all winter for access to this trail to open up again so I can do it again:) great views.

trail running
26 days ago

Beautiful mix of scenery. I ran this trail with my dogs in the early spring, lots and lots of ice and where there wasn't ice the was mud, but that's when you get when you run in the woods in early spring! I would imagine this trail would have a lot of bugs once the ground thaws.. but this is one of my favourites so far:)

1 month ago

I almost die at this trail. In an early May’s night, I came to No.10 stick- that is, the bank of Bat lake. The lake is iced, so I don’t know the road is cross the lake or along the lake. I went cross the lake and finally lost the way. Luckily, I didn’t fall into ice lake. Thanks Load.

nature trips
1 month ago

great Algonquin trail and well-marked!

backpacking
1 month 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!

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Amazing views at the lookout.

snowshoeing
5 months ago

Hiked the trail in December with snowshoes (though they were not really needed). Nice variety of things to see from different forests, to ice formations, to scenic views.

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.

hiking
8 months ago

We did this trail in the winter of 2017 (February) with our daughters 4 and 3, very scenic trail . Would definitely recommend hiking this loop in the winter weather

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.

nature trips
8 months ago

The most polular trail in Algonquin Park for viewing leaf color changes in Fall. Really worth it. Moderate for every age.

If you'd like an easy scenic lookout trail this is for you but other than that there's not too much to see. There are definitely other and more rewarding trails in Algonquin, although at a higher difficulty (e.g. centennial ridges, booth's rock, beaver pond, track & tower, etc.)

hiking
8 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
9 months ago

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

Nice view

Short trail with nice view toward the end.

hiking
9 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!

Nice climb, spectacular view!!

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Nice little walk but a lot of Moskitos.

hiking
11 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.

11 months ago

Very good trail, good for kids

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