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Hiked this one in spring 2016 when some ice/snow still on the trail. Did the larger loop in 2nights/3days. Only encountered 1 other hiker (another solo female going opposite way). Saw several deer along the way and a moose visited my camp at night. This was my first solo multi-day and I'll never forget it!

Hiked the middle loop in June 2016. Great trail but the bugs were horrendous that time of year. Scenery not as nice as Highland Trail, which I preferred.

walking
1 month ago

I like the Spruce Bog boardwalk trail for the birdwatching (first time I've ever seen Grey Jays!), and the fact that it's accessible to all. I went during the early spring (late March) when there was still snow on the ground and while it was relatively busy, it was still enjoyable as a family outing with young kids.

This is not a maintained trail in winter you'll need to park at Mizzy Lake. In the summer you can just park at the parking lot. Despite being on a kilometer there is a fair bit of elevation gain. The lookout at the very end makes the whole trail worth it.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Old growth white pines!!! They are huge. As far as Southern Ontario goes to see a tree that wasn't logged in the 1900's is a very rare sight. The trail is quite easy except for the last little bit when there's a few large up and downs. The trail is quite packed down in winter hiking boots will suffice but it's always fun to strap on the snowshoes.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

There's a few up and downs but for the most part a fairly easy trail. Great cliff viewpoint then the trail fallows the cliff or should I say Bluff. If you got an hour in the summer or 2 in the winter I'd suggest this trail. Its not on the Algonquin winter guide so it's less packed down so snowshoes are pretty useful.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Peck lake is 1.9km in the summer and 2.3km in the winter. They do not plow the full parking lot in the winter. This is a very easy loop with several view points of the lake. It's great if your looking for an easy trail for young kids

snowshoeing
2 months ago

The parking lot is not plowed in the winter but you can park at Mizzy lake and walk up. This trail is super short and the whole point of it is for tree identification. In the summer it's the easiest trail and great for kids. Its the same parking lot as Hardwood lookout so if your feeling you've got a little extra energy might as well tackle this one also. I saw a ton of moose tracks and excrement along this trail. My guess is it's a popular moose hangout in the winter because its not very popular trail in the winter.

hiking
2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Short and sweet; the views down into the canyon are awe-inspiring and the surrounding forest lovely. Watch out for little kids that they don't get too close to the edge.

walking
3 months ago

A really nice walk that traverses a variety of habitats, such as ponds, bogs, hardwood forest, spruce groves and pine barrens. I went at a very leisurely pace to look for wildlife and did it in about 6 hours; it can easily be done in half that time but then you'd miss out on what you could see.This is the longest of the park's interpretive trails so I would suggest to make a day of it and enjoy.The guide here says the elevation gain is over 2000 ft; that is far from true. The walk is mostly level with minimal ups and downs. Part of the trail is on an old railroad bed and boardwalks are placed over the wet areas. I would still wear a heavy pair of boots as other parts of the trail can get pretty wet and muddy. Be sure to take the side trail near the north end of the loop, it's about a 30 minute detour that goes to what are called "bear's nests", explained in the guide you get at the trailhead. On my walk I saw Spruce Grouse, a Red Fox, a bull Moose and literally hundreds of turtles basking in one of the ponds. Note that dogs are not allowed on this trail so as not to disturb the wildlife.

This is the best day hike you can get in Algonquin Park. The views are amazing. Take some water and snacks. The trail is not easy.

hiking
4 months ago

Nette kleine Wanderung. Lange Treppe im Wegverlauf, vom Aussichtspunkt schöner Blick. (der Turm existiert nicht mehr, man sieht nur die Stelle wo er stand).

Great trail. Lots of great views.But super windy on the top of the ridges

Loved it!

long trail..moderate difficulty...big staircase...worth the climb..beautiful view !

Nice woodland hike, almost no views though. The trade off is there's lots of wildlife. Proper food hanging is important as well as a healthy respect for moose. Especially bull moose in the fall rut.

hiking
5 months ago