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

This is a great trail but be forewarned that as of this date, the map on AllTrails is incorrect. The first intersection is not where it shows on this map it is south of Starling Lake. Hiked the big loop in 3 days (2 nights) with my 2 boys. Lucky to see a moose at Head lake on the 2nd night.

Great and easy trail, some wildlife and great campsite on the lake !

hiking
4 months ago

Winter/Spring no lake cuz it’s frozen so I’ll have to go back
18.88km on my device.. makes an extra 30-45 min
Great trail!

backpacking
5 months ago

Great. Trail ,lots of contrasting scenery and well marked

Beautiful and demanding cross country trail in Algonquin Provincial park. The trail starts at the West Gate. There is plenty of parking space. There is a warming hut at a half distance. The trail is always nicely groomed by the provincial park staff. This is a trail not to be missed.

backpacking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tough for a first timer on a solo hike, but the campsites are great.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Hiked this one in spring 2016 when some ice/snow still on the trail. Did the larger loop in 2nights/3days. Only encountered 1 other hiker (another solo female going opposite way). Saw several deer along the way and a moose visited my camp at night. This was my first solo multi-day and I'll never forget it!

backpacking
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Loved it!

backpacking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

My personal favorite of the three backpacking trails in Algonquin. It is two loop options 19 and 25km. Terrain is relatively challenging and a good variety of terrain and backcountry campsites on scenic lakes. I saw several moose on the trail when I completed this trail over two days, and even heard some wolves howling in the foggy morning!

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backpacking
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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Sunday, September 04, 2016