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There is not a more beautiful hike in Ontario, in my opinion. It is for more experienced hikers and would absolutely rate this one has hard, as opposed to moderate considering some of the elevations and hiking requisite knowledge required. Trip preparation and proper gear is essential, but absolutely worth it!

easy to get to, not too crowded, mamy trails to choose from

Perfect for taking your dog on a short walk or a casual hike with friends

Some steep parts, some parts of the trail are poorly marked. Bugs were horrible.
Beautiful trail though. So many areas with amazing scenery. Wonderful views of the bog and lakes. Lots of variety of terrain, but easy to get though.

hiking
3 days ago

Killarney mountain lodge is constructing more buildings and has destroyed access to this trail.
You kind of have to go on the edge of a construction site to get to the start. This makes it hard to get to, and it shows that it hasn’t been walked in a while. I suggest trying something else. We had to turn around after 5 min. Bad bugs and get very over grown. A shame really.

The lakes are beautiful and people are actually jumping in for a swim! Perfect on a hot and sunny day! Come prepared if you want to go swimming. There is a presence 2 red Adirondack chairs to offer you the best spot to sit down and relax. Great hike for a family with young kids.

So much fun, lots of rocky terrain for climbing. My 8 yr old LOVED it!!!

5 days ago

busy busy busy. always super packed. this place has gained extreme popularity over the last 5 yrs. The trails and water ways are heavily trafficked. parking is also limited. lots of people park in the Bush, notorious parking lot for break ins and fines. remember over night trips require parking permits or you'll come back and your car is gone. the slomac curse is strong with this area. remember wondering further south from the camp site you will be on private property and the folks in the community there are very odd ducks who enjoy 100% privacy

I loved this trail! Many beautiful water access points looking on to the lake (with a beach!) and plenty picnic spots. Great for a relaxed hike with easy terrain.

hiking
7 days ago

This is a great hike on a lovely day. Grateful that we took the first left after the bridge to go clockwise, avoiding much of the steep uphills. Turn right at the intersection with 2 "9" blazes and be prepared for a steep downhill and some muck close to the outflow creek. First Lake is stunning approached from the north end with views of the snow capped mountains. Found a pretty lakeside spot for lunch. The other lakes are pretty, too, especially Fifth Lake. The return from Fifth is rated difficult, but it's not terribly so. Bears reported close to the trail by other hikers, consequently being vigilant is recommended.

Great bang for your buck. Beautiful views, easy to do with kiddos, well maintained!

hiking
7 days ago

very good hike, suggest going counterclockwise
a little rocky at the end

The trail kicked my ass, but I want to go back when it's a little cooler. July during a heat wave was my mistake.

Nice place to walk around or for biking ...beautiful view as well..not much crowed ...enough parking space

Absolutely worth the drive from Sault Ste Marie! Trail is decently marked. Distance on here is def accurate. Definitely wear big spray if you’re hiking during summer - stagnant water near Lake Superior makes for a very buggy experience. Stop at EVERY scenic overlook, and spend time on the rocky beach. Do keep in mind that part of this trail goes on the rocky beach by Lake Superior. Lake Superior Provincial Park is phenomenal. Definitely swim in Orphan Lake and Lake Superior. Both feel so refreshing.

backpacking
9 days ago

I'm sorry I know that this is suppose to be a review but I sadly had my hiking partner cancel on me last minute and was wondering if anyone is interested in hiking this July 13th/18? I have been wanting to hike it since my first island trip last year!!

Really enjoyed this trail. Lots of great views. Well marked and easy to follow. Kids loved that there were lots of boulders to climb. Will be coming back to hike some of the other Bluff Trail loops.

hiking
10 days ago

It was a tough-ish trek up, but the way down is what kills you. Retie your boots and be ready to guard your knees!

It’s a pretty Trek though!

hiking
11 days ago

Nice trail. some tough areas for people with mobility issues.

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail down to Hopewell Rocks. Gorgeous scenery at end of trail.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice off-leash trail for dogs. Easy rolling trail, but very muddy right now.

You have to pay to enter.

Trail is well maintained and rolls through the valley around the lakes. It was the Saturday of a Canada Day long weekend when we went so trail was quite busy. The lakes are small but still beautiful with typical wildlife. The hike is easy and accessible for all skill levels and ages.

Too buggy

Did this trail as part of the Fall 2017 Haliburton Hike festival. Luckily we had a guide. Amazing viewpoints, challenging and peaceful. Can’t wait to go back and would love to try camping at Sheldon Lake.

Nice nature walk close to river

backpacking
14 days ago

Challenge for a beginner, but possible for most people to complete. There are enough rocks, loose sticks and roots to be a bit dangerous at times. I didn't see it wet, but I would expect a few spots to be harder than usual if the rocks and roots are slippery. The wildlife at night at the end of June was a symphony all night with the morning filled with birdsong. I only wish there was more trails, or possibly alternate routes around the more dangerous spots so more people might enjoy the whole trail. I also noticed the toilet near 530 was not marked, so I walked a kilometer just looking for where it was until I went into the bush to make a cat hole and found the toilet.

It’s a loop trail that goes around the lake and there’s lots of side trails to explore

Definitely worth it! Amazing views!

Amazing!

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