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Amazing views. Well worth while!

One of the best !

It's been a couple of years since I hiked this trail but I remember how great it was!
Make sure to have strong bug spray with you though; the flies bite and there are a lot of them!

Well marked very pretty
Felt safe
Plenty look outs

Great hike with signs all the way along. It took us 4,5 hours with a good pace. For sure the terrain is good for kids too. There is loads of wonderful views and to our surprise it was great for walk even in mid of October!

An beautiful hike! Keep your eyes on the ground and you’ll spot some arctic plants thanks to the unique climate Superior creates. The White River Suspension Bridge is a real treat at the end!

I took an early morning stroll around this little loop and was in awe of how beautiful and peaceful it was. Excellent way to start the day!

Great trail. Took us 5.5 hours. Could have done it quicker but you have to take advantage of the lookout views in the fall. We were fortunate the weather was unusually warm in the middle of October. Even took a dip in the c-c-c-cold Georgian Bay. Well worth it

Good but VERY long, don’t recommend with young walking kids! But otherwise a great peaceful beautiful walk!

I could stay there forever. After 1 km you get to the Rocky beach and it has the most amazing view!

Great trail. Great views of Georgain bay. The trail is well marked in most places.
We hike the full loop, it took us 4.5 hrs. We moved at a good pace but I wouldn't say we were speeding through. We briefly stopped at the lookout and continued on.

2 months ago

Heading there this weekend to hike for the first time. I have ridden the trail in the summer on ATV's and in the winter on snowmobiles and it has always been beautiful and great conditions. I will write a hiking review within the next few days!

2 months ago

I hike, run, bike and snowshoe this trail often. This is a great trail, well maintained and marked. Has an elevation gain of about 110m. A few Muddy spots near the beginning so I wear my older trail shoes. Bike is slower as there are quite a few technical parts and a couple steep inclines. In the winter the trail gets packed quickly and you only really need snowshoes after a good snowfall. There is a path to the left of the ridge that will give you another 5k and take you to Penn Lake but it isn’t marked well.

2 months ago

Another amazing trail. If there is one trail you don't want to miss, it is this one. The grotto is amazing so pack a bathing suit. Quite a bit of climbing once you get there.
Not ideal for little kids. Lots of cliffs.

2 months ago

Easy trail. All around the picturesque small lake.
Children will be interested in the mosses growing along the trail. Beautiful vegetation. A little hillier than average but definitely not strenuous. Proper footwear is suggested.
Great also for snow shoeing.
Extension are also available through upper Turtle by a fabulous waterfall.
Hickory lake extension is amazing in the winter time.

2 months ago

One of my favourite trails. Enjoy a few extensions along the way to make it a bit more challenging. First extension toward High lake and then over to Poverty lake, connecting back to Buck lake. If another challenge is the order of the day then over to Helva lake , connect through the Wetlands back onto Solitaire.
That is quite the hike.
Lovely rest cabin along the way. Love to greet the ospreys.

Amazing trail. Lots of extensions to make it more difficult.

Halfway Log Dump to Grotto and back, 13km (with some double-backing). A great day trek, moderately difficult. The greatest benefit from a start at Halfway Log Dump is parking access (~60 cars, $11.70 fee) and until you reach the Cyprus intersection, no people. The grotto was well populated, we left quickly. Two dogs with us (Portuguese Water Dogs), they loved the day. Note that the first access to water, north from Halfway Log Dump is over 5km; this proved to be a lot of heat for the dogs. Full summer heat/humidity would have been too much.

My favourite trail. Short and sweet.

2 months ago

Short but steep definitely worth it for the view!

We completed the entire loop in 6 1/2 hours and this was hauling a** with only short breaks along the way. Bring your bathing suit to so can go for a dip once you reach the rock beach. The trail is not overly difficult but lots of elevation change. We found the rocks to be very slippery. Bring lots of water, we only brought 2 bottles each and could of used 4 each. it was definitely a work out and we were very exhausted by the end but it was worth it.

3 months ago


This is a fantastic hike but it is quite challenging. My wife and I did the entire loop and thoroughly enjoyed the scenic views all along the way. However, it took us 6 hours, we also had a 2-1/2 year old on our backs practically the whole time. He only ended up walking maybe 2km out of the entire 17km trail. We’re pretty avid hikers and we both work out several times a week. Both of us were quite sore after this trail as it is fairly rugged. If you’re going to hike the entire loop be prepared for a long day and bring plenty of water and food.

Really good trail and the view of the cliff was beautiful!!!

Beautiful views of the lake and coves asking this trail.

challenging first half of the trail, but excellent views. well worth the trip to the suspension bridge and camp site at the bottom of the falls

Beautiful trail. The view over the cliffs is breathtaking.

3 months ago

This was an absolutely amazing hike. The check in point was a great way to gain your barings. I started in the directions of the beach and cabins. I think walking past cabins was pretty cool. Then as the hike continued you gained more and more solitude, which I loved. Gorgeous look at point if you can find it , just a couple minutes after the quartz check point. Highly recommend hiking this lake

3 months ago

A short climb reveals breathtaking views of the Barron Canyon. Most of the short hike is along the clifftop with lots of spots to sit for awhile and enjoy the view!

This was not a strenuous trail. The terrain was challenging though, so rough in some parts that pieces of tread broke off from my shoes (although the treads were small). The rocks along the shore was also a bit challenging to walk on as they move when you step on them. Beautiful view of the turquoise colour shoreline in some spots. The grotto was a nice spot. Toilets at the start of the trail, 1/2 way to the Grotto (at Stormhaven) and at the Grotto. Took 5 hours for the return trip so we were happy to rest our feet when we finished.

In retrospect I'm glad we weren't able to get reserved Grotto parking because that trail would not have been as much fun.

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