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

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1 month ago

Very nice, easy trail. We used this trail to shorten the Arkon Loop due to time constraints.

hiking
1 month ago

Great little loop in a well maintained park. The trail is pretty good and relatively easy to navigate. Would definitely recommend to anyone starting longer hikes in an easy environment. A lot of cool photo spots.

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2 months ago

Hiked on Thanksgiving day. Dry, no bugs, beautiful colours, and different terrains to walk through! Great mid-length day trail. Camping area looked great too from walking through.

Excellent trail ... lots of up and down but still something a beginner can do. We did the tetsmine loop in under 4 hours.

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4 months ago

This trail was a beautiful little drive from Belleville and the trail itself did not disappoint. I was the perfect mix of uphill, downhill and flat terrain. Bufflehead and the other trails were probably the best marked I have seen. The trail was 90% shaded by trees and ran through several small bodies or waters, marshlands, dams and such. Very wet area had excellent makeshift walkways and trails were well marked. The park map they hand out was not very helpful. Bring lots of water, bug spray, good hiking boots and your camera.. I hiked the full 8 km. Also its costs 14,50 for a day pass at the park. And didn’t pass a single person. Bring a whistle. Just in case. Saw snakes, deer and chipmunks. Definitely a moderate rated hike. Enjoy !

hiking
6 months ago

it was a very fun trail. you never saw the same sort of area twice. from rock cliffs to crossing swamps on large logs. I will definitely be going back!

This was a phenomenal trail. Ups, downs, mud, rocks, streams, waterfalls. It has it all! I wore my Fitbit and from the trail entrance where I parked my car it’s actually just over 15km to do the trail TO the loop and back. My only complaint is that sometimes you get arrow after arrow after arrow and sometimes you really have to search where your going. But now that I’ve done it once it should be easier to navigate a second time.

I’ll be back for sure! Highly recommend for people looking for a good, tougher trail to walk.

I love this trail. It cuts the Arkon loop from 11km to 8 so it's a great option. I find the Arkon parts of the trail are more difficult than the Bufflehead part. It's fairly flat with just a few hills. There's a beautiful rocky spot overlooking a lake that I love to stop at.

This is my favourite hike to do at Frontenac. Particularly Tetsmine but adding Hemlock last fall was amazing. Hemlock had the best fall colours of any of my hikes last year. There's a spot where you see across the lake and you walk alongside it for a while and it was simply breathtaking with the beauty of fall.

Tetsmine is my favourite Frontenac trail because it has so much to see and its very balanced. There are several "wow" moments and they are evenly spread out. There are mines, waterfalls, a gorge, this beautiful meadow lined with mica bits (when the sun shines it looks like you are walking on golden pathways in a meadow - amazing!) when the water level is high there's even an infinity pond. This trail is awesome and its a challenging hike but we'll worth the effort and the extra drive to the far parking lot.

For a 3.5km trail this one is excellent! It provides many ups and downs for a slightly more challenging walk in the woods, some great lookout spots, and begins right at the park office. It's great to have a trail this beautiful that can be done in under an hour.

Beautiful series of interconnected loops. Passes over a variety of scenery and includes some impressive view points and abandoned mines. Campsite 10 is very nice.

hiking
7 months ago

Challenging trail, with lots of scenic views, waterfalls, and beaver dams to look at. We saw quite a few snakes, a beaver, a white tail deer and a painted turtle. The trail is rather buggy when it dips down between rock cuts. Lots of elevation changes, a total of 89 flights climbed as per my Health iPhone app. The dogs really enjoyed this trail as there were lots of areas to cool off in the water.

backpacking
8 months ago

Love this trail. Great for a day hike but offers more challenging conditions than your average walking trail in the province. Wish I could find more trails like this one (outside of Frontenac Park)

snowshoeing
10 months ago

One of my favourite places for a quick snowshoe. Beautiful scenery!

hiking
Friday, October 20, 2017

A beautiful area, with well maintained boardwalks and clear trail markings. There are many hiking loops to choose from in the park, so the length of hike can be customized to some degree. The landscape is mildly rugged Canada shield with many small lakes and ponds. Some areas were a little soft without being muddy, but it has been a wet year. There are pit toilets available at campsites scattered throughout the park.

hiking
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lots of trails to customize your day or days. Well maintained and very clean.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Nice scenic ridge along the center of the trail. Lots of beaver dams/ponds great for dogs to swim in. Lots of wildlife around.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Beautiful hike. Make sure to grab a trail guide to learn about the interesting geological history of the area as you go!

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Beautiful trail, pretty moderate difficulty.
I'll definitely be back

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Fairly flat with four or five short climbs. Beautiful ponds and lakes. Saw lots of chipmunks and birds.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

This is such a great trail with many interesting views along the way. There is also a mine entrance you can look down. It is pretty challenging in winter time especially with two little kids but it was a great adventure.

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