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close to my home we love it it is an awesome trail everyone should check it out

Another great fall evening hike and no coyotes tonight

Amazing place to take the family/friends!

28 days ago

Bring bug spray

beautiful trail have gone through many time the fall colors are out.

Nice easy hike through cedar forest with a river overlook.

Family friendly trial walk

hiking
1 month ago

A favourite spot for years. Always reaffirms why I love Guelph.

nature trips
2 months ago

Great trail with nice view of lake. A little too easy for me so stopped to go into the caves. Best part was wading through the cavern waters and being underground!

Beau sentier. J’aime le fait qu’il donne accès à plusieurs autres sentiers pour ceux qui veulent faire un plus long trajet.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy, great views for pictures

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy loop - took about 30 to do it - so I pooped twice to make it a nice hour long. Great views up top. I’d say easy to easy intermediate. Go early as it gets busy around lunchtime.

trail running
3 months ago

Started at P12 which was easy to find using google maps. Headed out uphill right away on Trail 40, then turned onto Trail 24. Turned right onto Trail 1B and followed the signs to the lookout. There were washrooms and garbage here as well as a parking lot. Took 1B back to Trail 18 which then turned into Trail 2 back to Trail 40 and the start. It was about 10.25km and 260m of elevation. Very beautiful trail, well marked and easy to follow.

great spot! Nice lookout also.

hiking
3 months ago

Good trail but it is best to go left at the fork to give yourself a good challenge and save the view/lookout for last. We did it the opposite way and thus it was mostly downhill!

challenging elevation, nice shady trail. lookout beautiful.

completed our 1 year hike without a day missed tonight here 2163 kms. hiked

I took my 13 year old and 7 year old on this hike. It was long but fairly easy. Going through the cave made it totally worth it but be prepared with water shoes and headlamp to get through the cave.

Great views!

hiking
4 months ago

long but nice hike, bring a wide brimmed hat or cap for sure for flies

4 months ago

Great loop trail with lots of rocky outcroppings with views of the surrounding hills , river, lake, and Ottawa skyline in the distance.

hiking
4 months ago

Did this last weekend starting counterclockwise (so through the marsh first) and was stalked by a SWARM of deer flies for the first 4km or so, to the point where I almost turned back and threw in the towel at one point. I was wearing DEET bug spray but clearly it wasn't enough to deter the pests. I spent most of the 4km waving my arms around me CONSTANTLY to stop them from landing on me and biting, and by doing short running bursts to try and lose the cloud, which was very annoying and pretty exhausting but a good workout in hindsight considering the rest of the hike was very easy.

If you decide to do this hike, I'd recommend a bug net and thick hiking clothing to prevent them from biting through your clothes (Lululemon leggings are NOT adequate protection! as I learned the hard way...). Bringing a can of bugspray with you to spray as you go probably wouldn't be a bad idea either, unless you don't mind waving your arms constantly and bursting out in a sprint every now and again.

The bugs let up at about 5-6 kms in though and the hike is pretty nice after that. It's relatively flat so pretty easy but makes for a good trail run since it's pretty well worn (not too many snags or rocks).

Best part: Bring your bathing suit and jump in the lake to freshen up at the end of your hike!

hiking
4 months ago

A bit busy mid-May. Easy for a beginner hiker. Nice places to stop.

Did the hike clockwise and loved it. Ended up doing 12k by time the excursions off-loop were done. Was absolutely beautiful! The end maybe easier for sure but a nice reward along the lake. That and a momma dear with her 2 little ones! There were bear sightings today by some other people closer to the campground FYI.

hiking
4 months ago

If you love seeing wildlife and as many puppers as possible - this is the perfect hike for you! Variety of routes to take and a couple friendly faces too!

Nice wooded trail. Very flat with only 1 spot of evaluation. Only a couple few of river though.

Nice hike and dog friendly trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Great views of Ottawa valley

hiking
5 months ago

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