Explore the most popular camping 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.

hiking
4 days ago

Not much in the way of rapids but a nice little walk. Some areas are muddy and need to step carefully. Wooded area and can be best with bugs.

Beautiful trail!! Seriously buggy make sure to use mosquito net or spray !! Short and easy hike but great photo opportunities !!!

Very simple trail has some good views and the boardwalk goes over a portion of the big. If you’re lucky you may see a moose.

This trail is incredible. Definitely more difficult than regional trails like Track and Tower, but offers plenty of spots for views and rest breaks, if needed. I would also advise that hiking this trail should be done during weekdays in fall, for optimal fall foliage and fewer hikers. It is definitely a great hike to do with friends, and will help keep you in shape.

Holy crap! If you wanna get in shape real quick do this trail a couple times! Great hike, fantastic views, a little muddy in spots. Make use of those streams, especially during the final quarter and dip your hands and cool your head. The billboard at the beginning of the trail says 6 hours, I did it in just over 4.5. Bring lots of water, bug dope, and snacks for energy. Hiking 101. When you reach the sign after tying the loop, you get a sudden burst of energy. Harness it! Keep a cold beer in a cooler in your vehicle and enjoy it when you return. It’ll be the best dam drink you ever had!

trail running
23 days ago

Loved this trail. Because of the climbs, a little more challenging than some of the other trails I've done in Algonquin. Have been waiting all winter for access to this trail to open up again so I can do it again:) great views.

backpacking
29 days ago

Second time doing the loop at the bottom end of the Western Highlands, accessed from Hwy60, and it was amazing. I happened to pick the perfect weekend (2nd weekend in May) which was perfect hiking temperature of around 14C in the day, but a but chilly at night (around 3C) but the best thing ... zero bugs! And I mean zero. Hit the window between not too cold, and before they hatched. My first time on this trail, last year, was incredibly wet and I didn't have the right boots, so felt like I was "portaging" around wash-outs on the trail all day long, and took me 2.5 days (2 camps) to get through. This time I had proper boots and it wasn't as wet - and did the loop in 9.8hrs hiking. Even so, I did spend a night a Maggie Lake which was amazing. I live in Toronto so I drive up and stay at a hote/motel in Huntsville the night before so as to get an early start. Great hike that's totally do-able in a weekend for Torontonians.

Nice walk, but high traffic and some areas with mud. I did this trail with my 4-year old daughter without any problem.

backpacking
1 month ago

1st backpacking trip. Finished 40km in 3 days and it was absolutely beautiful. Definitely suggest going before it gets too hot and the bugs are all out. There was still some snow on parts of the trail and a lot of flooding throughout.

nature trips
1 month ago

great Algonquin trail and well-marked!

backpacking
1 month ago

One of my favourite Ontario trails!

Have done this trail many times. It’s my favourite trail closest to Toronto! Hiked it yesterday, road is closed during the winter so add 2km each way to your hike. The sign at the trailhead says the trail is 10km but every time I have done it my devices have shown around 13km. In the snow yesterday it was about 16.5 km and took us 6 hours. Winter hiking is not my thing, but the trail is still fantastic! Highly recommend!

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Amazing views at the lookout.

backpacking
5 months ago

Great trail, well traveled in summer but thins out in fall. Nice campsites lakeside along the way.

Great hike. Lots of wildlife and well marked and easy trail. A little hard on the knees bring a hiking pole. Winter camped along it, amazing

backpacking
7 months ago

Very wooded trail. Very beautiful lake views at campsites. I recommend the campsite at Eau Lake. Very quiet and private single site with water access. Although many report wildlife, I did not experience any encounters of such.

hiking
7 months ago

Finished the loop with 5 hours. Beautiful view made the whole hiking full of exciting. Very wet and uneven surface, rain boots or waterproof boots could be more helpful.

First half is best. Turn back at stop 5 for a good 2 hour hike. Took 4 hours to do the whole thing

We finished the trail in 4 hours including stopping for pictures and breaks. The view is stunning.

hiking
8 months ago

Took 4 hours to complete the loop from car park - including breaks along the way. The ridges are beautiful and can be seen throughout the trail. There are various types of terrain, wet and uneven surfaces which makes this hike more challenging but it's not difficult. Proper footwear (trail running shoes or hiking boots) helps a lot.

on Spruce Bog Boardwalk

walking
9 months ago

Really neat scenery and interesting history but a very simple trail. Virtually no elevation change and most of path is wide and clear.

hiking
9 months ago

The best trail on the highway 60 corridor in Algonquin. Beautiful vantage points overlooking the park.

Moderate to difficult hike. Took my husband and I 4 hours to complete. We went at a moderate pace but stopped a decent amount of times for long periods to take pictures and enjoy the views. We went the day after it rained so it was extremely muddy which I found made it more difficult. Lots of ups and downs but the views are well worth it!! the best views are towards the end of the loop.

Absolutely outstanding views!! Well worth it!

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Easy and well labeled

Great trail. Hiked it with my daughter about 9 years ago.

hiking
11 months ago

I did this trail in the fall when the colours were at their peak. The views from all the look out points were amazing. By far the best day hiking trail in Algonquin but not an easy one. Be sure to bring plenty of water and some food.

One of our favourites in Algonquin Park.

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