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Great trails. Easygoing.

A pleasant walķ to begin with, but carrying on after the falls is very much worth it. We saw lots of Trillium and some other wildflowers. A nicer walk than most.

10 hours ago

Amazing trail, especially in the fall. I would love to do it again - every year

1 day ago

The hike was very busy with people. Some parts of the hike were very hard and almost impossible to navigate, need good foot wear and stamina for this one.

Should be noted that you’ll need reservations to hike in the Cypress Lake area and the trail is fairly busy. You can make reservations ahead of time online or on the phone with Parks Canada. Cost per car is $17 including parking and entrance fee. If you don’t make reservations ahead of time, chances are you’ll be able to make the 530 to 930pm. Great place to bring a family, not really any difficult hikes in the area.

Amazing views, watch the ice in the caves this time of year. Absolutely worth it !

For someone new to hiking this trail route was a challenge but enjoyable. At my beginner pace it took 3:15hr including a lunch at the top and going off route about 1km to go through the caves etc. I got a bit turned around at the escarpment because the many other forks and paths aren’t in the map so pay close attention to your gps for guidance in this area. Beautiful views and a great afternoon !

walking
1 day ago

Pretty easy and fun for 80% of the trail - then the stairs back up to the entrance is a good final push, also it’s easy to get lost along the way but you’ll find your way eventually .

Good for all ages

hiking
1 day ago

Posted no trespassing but added signage for trail use after 3:00pm and weekends..
Pleasant walk with a large pond. Highway sounds do not have ale away f I’m the serenity of walking in the woods.

Good parking and a wonderful hike. Challenging for us seniors and not too busy considering it was a holiday. Combination of hills and valleys produced amazing scenery and the Grand river whispering by made for a stress reducing experience. proper hiking boots helped with the sometimes uneven trail and hiking poles were handy for inclines and declines.

Just finished the west and east trail. Gorgeous

backpacking
1 day ago

Second time doing the loop at the bottom end of the Western Highlands, accessed from Hwy60, and it was amazing. I happened to pick the perfect weekend (2nd weekend in May) which was perfect hiking temperature of around 14C in the day, but a but chilly at night (around 3C) but the best thing ... zero bugs! And I mean zero. Hit the window between not too cold, and before they hatched. My first time on this trail, last year, was incredibly wet and I didn't have the right boots, so felt like I was "portaging" around wash-outs on the trail all day long, and took me 2.5 days (2 camps) to get through. This time I had proper boots and it wasn't as wet - and did the loop in 9.8hrs hiking. Even so, I did spend a night a Maggie Lake which was amazing. I live in Toronto so I drive up and stay at a hote/motel in Huntsville the night before so as to get an early start. Great hike that's totally do-able in a weekend for Torontonians.

It was pretty but the trail is not well marked. I would not classify it as hard.

Amazing trail lots of paths to chose I enjoyed the landscapes and different species and plants. It’s a good walk up and down the hills. I recommend this site

Pleasant hike. Trilliums are out in full bloom.

Great trail! Clearly marked and adequately challenging. Rocky and muddy at points and crowded at the start of the trails but peaceful and quiet once you get further in. Wonderful experience 10/10 would recommend.

did the 15km, no regrets

Great hiking! Definitely want to come back in the fall!

backpacking
2 days ago

1st backpacking trip. Finished 40km in 3 days and it was absolutely beautiful. Definitely suggest going before it gets too hot and the bugs are all out. There was still some snow on parts of the trail and a lot of flooding throughout.

hiking
3 days ago

Great Place - waterfall is nice. A lot of fire-pits and places for pic-nic

hiking
5 days ago

Went april 22, 2018 and trails were flooded and muddy. The banks along the Rouge River have collapsed due to high water levels. Also there are notices of ticks. If you have a dog i suggest not bringing them due to the ticks and mud

hiking
5 days ago

Great little hike!

It was a nice low impact easy trail. The route on the app was slightly confusing and next time I would just do the trails as outlined by the parks actual map itself.
Saw wildlife and ultimately had a good time. The leash free dog path was the best part!

Park costs 17.50 to park for the day.

walking
6 days ago

Beautiful trail! Goes both to beach and the other side goes to linwell road! Love the distance and how peaceful it is!!

Granted I arrived at about 3.45pm on a Tuesday, but I didn't see ANYONE until I was on my way out, after about 2 hours. Parts of the trail made me feel like I was in Narnia, it was just lovely.

Parts were a touch difficult, but the views everywhere were more than worth the effort.

recently ventured the full trail. beautiful scenery!

I venture here few times a year. great little spot to escape.

Where's the waterfall? Very buggy. Fresh bear crap right on the trail.

Great trails that are well maintained. Easy to combine with Rattlesnake point trails and hit all the lookouts together. Moderate inclines going up the Nassagaweya Trail to the Rattlesnake section. Bruce trail section between Crawford Lake and Rattlesnake pleasantly quiet.

not sure why it's rated moderate, I'd consider it pretty easy, but then I'm also used to steep mountain hikes in the west. none the less, great scenery and a great way to recharge if you're needing that nature break away from town.

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