Explore the most popular birding trails in Algonquin Provincial Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

One of the best !

hiking
30 days ago

Freshly fallen snow, giant pines, and gorgeous water. I felt safe walking through with my krampons but it may have been a bit slick with some swampy and snowy areas had we not had the proper gear.

hiking
1 month ago

I wanted to love this trail. We hiked it in early November, and it may as well have been early spring. There was mud and mucky stuff all the way around, and we probably had to veer around these very wet areas at least 50 times in the course of the hike. Also there were at least six trees down across the path. If the path were way drier, and clearer, it would have been a great. Beautiful views, but not worth it when it’s this wet.

Hiked this trail with my dog on October 29. Entire hike took about 45 minutes. Overall short but scenic - little boardwalks, lookouts, and varying paths make the trail really interesting to travel and photograph. The only tricky parts of the trail were the very beginning, where the trail was steep and muddy (watch your step!), and the last ten minutes, where the trail was almost completely muddy puddles that could not be avoided. If you're going to do this hike, a pair of waterproof boots is a must! I would recommend this trail if you want a short hike with lots to see.

This one works you! I did this solo on the first snow fall of the season in late October making for some very slippery sections. I did it in about 4 hours but it took everything out of me. In my opinion it has the best views in the park, so totally worth the effort.

Did the trail in the snow and it was a beautiful trail! Definitely one of the harder ones I've done so far. I would recommend this trail to anybody who is able to finish the whole 10km loop.

Awesome hike at the end of fall season!

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of areas fenced in. Trail blocked by tree at one point.

Nice short and easy hike with lovely at the end. Great for walks with kids too!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, we made it in 3 hours despite crazy rain! Btw. It is just 11km!

1 month ago

hiked this trail October 15 2018. very challenging. felt like more than 10km. next time I will track with a GPS.

1 month ago

felt like more than 10km. good challenge

on Centennial Ridges Trail

2 months ago

Took 3.5 hours with a few food stops. Trail was not too hard, a little wet in areas (it rained the day before). The blue trail markers sometimes are hard to follow so we had to back track 2 times. The views were nice, mostly mountain top and lakes. I recommend arriving early to get a good parking spot, and wearing good hiking shoes.

hiking
2 months ago

The view when you reach to the top is breathtaking. Must have a good shoes. Definitely coming back next fall early in the morning when sunrise strikes

Good walk. boards can be a bit slick when they are wet so watch that. nice view of the bogs. easy.

nice quick trail with a good view.

Went today and the colors were fantastic... Went clockwise and the views were nicer on the east side as there are more trees and no lake.
Took us about 4h but we had plenty of little stops. Would say hike is moderate as there is not a lot elevation gain.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous views. A bit challenging but totally worth it. Took about 3 hours with minimum stops just to enjoy the view.

One of my favourite Trails... Excellent for Scenery and Wildlife in all Seasons... Medium intensity...

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail! Not too difficult because there is little incline. For the most part the trail is along the edge of the lakes. Beautiful lakes with many chances for viewing wildlife. We saw a few herons, ravens, spruce grouse and an otter. I suggest wearing some shoes suitable for mud! We took about 6 hours to complete, including a lot of time to stop and look for wildlife.

hiking
2 months ago

Another great trail. Bit steep at times but well worth the climb to the lookout.
Don't forget to show your parking pass while hiking. The park wardens are always on the lookout.

This one is a great hike Year round! Short one but well worth it. Check out the artificial tree at the trail head.
Great for children as well. Lots to look at.

I do enjoy this trail. However I find it a little boring in sections. About 4 hours at moderate speed. Lovely vistas about 1/2 way.
Good footwear is an absolute must in this trail as the rocks can be slippery. Do take plenty of water as well!
Know your limitations on this one as it can be lengthy.

My favourite trail. Short and sweet.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail with lots of ups/downs. It can get very busy even for a September hike. Provoking Lake is such a beautiful lake with a great view of the stars at night.

I'd definitely go back again and explore even further.

Nice easy hike!

Great winter trail, especially if you're looking for something flat and relatively quick. Did the entire thing with my dog in March in half an hour.

hiking
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!

Loved the trail but watch your footing there’s a lot of rocky steep ups and downs it ended up pouring rain the first night and second day but trail is well drained so wasn’t bad at all but when the weather was warm enough we went swimming in the lake by campsite and in the waterfall all in all we had really good time and would recommend

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