Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

Great work out for beginners!

backpacking
2 months ago

Great. Trail ,lots of contrasting scenery and well marked

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Nice maintained trail overlooking a lake. Soil with roots and rock.

on Big Pines Trail

hiking
8 months ago

Wet and muddy after (and during) rain but a lot of fun! Good amount of elevation change, but clear paths.

I recommend this trail if you are looking for something easy with a beautiful view. Took my husband and I an hour to finish this trail and that was with us taking a long time at the top taking pictures and enjoying the view.

the trail has a decent lookout of the landscape surrounding the trail. Not a hard trail to do either!

backpacking
9 months ago

Tough for a first timer on a solo hike, but the campsites are great.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail that we were able to do with our 3 year old

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail with beautiful views

Not very easy hike for kids

Fairly flat and easy. Great information in the trail guide.

hiking
Saturday, May 13, 2017

One very nice overlook from high over the lake. A great place to stop for lunch. Had a chance to spot a few redheaded voltures there. In late April, the trail was somewhat damaged by fallen trees and the trail was hard to identify at those places. Other than that, it was a nice easy trail. Consider it closer to moderate if you are completely out of shape!

Nice view at the top, close to the road though so traffic noises interfere with the peace.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Beautiful hemlock forest

Friday, March 24, 2017

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!

snowshoeing
Monday, January 16, 2017

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
Monday, January 16, 2017

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
Monday, January 16, 2017

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
Sunday, January 15, 2017

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.

walking
Monday, December 12, 2016

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.

backpacking
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Loved it!

backpacking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

My personal favorite of the three backpacking trails in Algonquin. It is two loop options 19 and 25km. Terrain is relatively challenging and a good variety of terrain and backcountry campsites on scenic lakes. I saw several moose on the trail when I completed this trail over two days, and even heard some wolves howling in the foggy morning!

hiking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Love this trail. The accend up really gets your heart pumping!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Good hike

hiking
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Big Pines Trail is a 2.9 km long, but is an easy enough trail to do. You are gifted with the sight of large white pines a long your hike of this trail

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

easy hike, amazing view

Monday, August 17, 2015

Spectacular !!

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