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Nice experience!

This is a flat trail. You follow the grand river around the loop. You can begin anywhere off of Grand River road. Lots of free parking. Be mindful of people leisurely walking, they rarely pay attention to their surroundings. I recommend a weekday ride, less congested. I do not recommend solo rides for women in the evening, since the trail is also an artery for many unsavory individuals.

Very beautiful trail. Be very careful of not getting lost though. The yellow trail does become confusing so we ended up bushwhacking to get back on track. I would recommend however!

First time on the trail. Enjoyed it very much will definately come back to try some of the other trails here.

mountain biking
25 days ago

nice trail that's full of mixed levels trails. definitely not for families with young kids. good signage at the start but then trails split and things get confusing due to lack of signage. certain parts definitely require skill and proper gear.

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!

The BTA does a great job of maintaining the trail. There are some lengthy sections without access to water so plan ahead if the weather is warm. I did only camping so it made for a couple of long days to reach the next campground. Started in Wharton then to Cape Croker to McKays Harbour to Reed's Dump to Mountain Trout Camp to Cypress Lake and finished off to Tobermory. Actual terminus of Bruce Trail another few meters past the GPS coordinates of this map but otherwise accurate when we hiked it.

its great

1 month ago

Beautiful trails but had to deduct some stars. Dogs are great but for Pete's sake, clean up after them. Tons of dog excrement along the trails and loose dogs running around. On a hot day and in the open, it smelled like a sewer!

Amazing trail. Did today (June 23 2018). Too many bugs and mosquitoes, but that made it really wild in all aspects. Quiet a bit of ups and downs with beautiful rock beds on the way. Most portion is marked in a yellow blazed trail.

GPS: I'd like to share a track from ViewRanger:http://my.viewranger.com/track/details/Nzg0MjcyMg==

With a friend, hiked the loop clockwise. 5 nights/6 days. Our first big hike. Was tough. Many steep climbs. Rewarding views. Wonderful campsites. Saw very few people along west part and top. More traffic along east side..Amazing hike! Not sure about rating as moderate. When compared to moderate sections of other trails (eg Bruce Trail), I think this Killarney Hike may be difficult.

road biking
2 months ago

Great trail! We did the loop starting from Brantford Conservation. It took us just over an hour. Our bikes are just 7 speeds from Canadian tire.

great trail lots of everything.
such a shame the spring flood downed so many trees

Kelso reminds me of a smaller Blue mountain but with a man made lake and beach. The hiking trails and great, some made for biking but really nice and mainly inside a dense forest. We walked 13 km all around the trails and will come back again soon.

It was ok for boating not for hiking

great place not busy was able to get over 10 k hike in. will likely go again. maybe try MTB.

2 months ago

Love taking my dogs here

2 months ago

Big group of us went with all of our dogs. I loved every second, and I’m sure the pups did too!

3 months ago

This trail is Amazing. I hiked this trail solo in August 2014. I recommend going counter clockwise by yourself, it was nice to talk to one or two people a day and people coming clockwise often said I was the first person they had seen all trip. I heard rumors of potentially getting lost on the ridges, but I found the rock cairns easy to see, as long as you’re observant. My favorite campsite was H35. Saw two bears and plenty of deer. A moose visited my campsite in the morning at H32. I’m returning to the trail this summer!!

3 months ago

Go early in the day if you go on a weekend as it does get very busy.

Such a perfect place for choices

Mountains in Ontario! Ive walked this trail twice and although tough the views and pristine waters are unparalleled. Must do!

Great trail. Did today, still lots wet snow but some brave souls were camping.

I hike this trail every week now, sometimes twice in a week. New to the app so I am just finding all the other ones around. So far in my area this is the most challenging. It is pretty wet right now but still a very awesome place to get out to, a little further down at the end of the trail are rapids if you look on Google Maps. I can't wait till the water opens up to do a canoe trip back there, and a portage even further!

Hiked several times, most recently to the end at beginning of April. Still lots of ice and snow on the trail. Lots of variety – mix of forest types, marsh, wetlands, lake views, elevation change. Lovely Shield country hiking. Most people turn around at the Crows Nest Lookout. My favourite section is past the lookout. There's a lovely large beaver pond at around km 4 with a nice open rock to take a lunch break at. Beyond this section, the forest opens up to scrubbier shield country. The end might be disappointing in the busy season as it gets busy with day boaters both on the lake and Georgian Bay. (There’s also a view of cottages near the end which kind of ruins the remote feeling.) Trail markers are okay, but pay attention or it’s easy to get off the trail. Avoid summer weekends – parking is insane as this is still ‘free’ access to a very busy canoe camping lake. Trail entrance is not well marked – look for it climbing the hill to the west of the parking, not the obvious portage to the lake. The parking is not marked – it’s a side lane off the west on/off ramp to the highway. Look close on the AllTrails map.

5 months ago

Attempted in Jan 2018. Covered 18km in the first day. Beautiful winter scenery and just the right amount of trail difficulty for someone used to trekking and climbing in the Rockies. Only regret was not taking enough photos!

Encountered an unexpected severe drop in temperatures. Forecast had called for -18C as the overnight low, but a high pressure system blew away the anticipated snow clouds and dropped temps to below -30C. We were not ready for that extreme level of cold and bailed the next day. Can’t wait to gear up and try this out again someday, but maybe not in January.

Always a beautiful hike

Great winter hike!

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