Explore the most popular camping trails in Frontenac 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.

1 month ago

Very nice, easy trail. We used this trail to shorten the Arkon Loop due to time constraints.

hiking
1 month ago

Great little loop in a well maintained park. The trail is pretty good and relatively easy to navigate. Would definitely recommend to anyone starting longer hikes in an easy environment. A lot of cool photo spots.

Excellent trail ... lots of up and down but still something a beginner can do. We did the tetsmine loop in under 4 hours.

Love camping here, too bad the ticks are out of hand, I have been 8 times and all different trails but always taking ticks of my best furry friend and myself...

hiking
4 months ago

This trail was a beautiful little drive from Belleville and the trail itself did not disappoint. I was the perfect mix of uphill, downhill and flat terrain. Bufflehead and the other trails were probably the best marked I have seen. The trail was 90% shaded by trees and ran through several small bodies or waters, marshlands, dams and such. Very wet area had excellent makeshift walkways and trails were well marked. The park map they hand out was not very helpful. Bring lots of water, bug spray, good hiking boots and your camera.. I hiked the full 8 km. Also its costs 14,50 for a day pass at the park. And didn’t pass a single person. Bring a whistle. Just in case. Saw snakes, deer and chipmunks. Definitely a moderate rated hike. Enjoy !

The trail was really nice seen deer in 3 seperate spots. The ticks on the other hand were hungry I got bit twice and took 8 off the dog just crawling not latched on. Still good times

I love this trail. It cuts the Arkon loop from 11km to 8 so it's a great option. I find the Arkon parts of the trail are more difficult than the Bufflehead part. It's fairly flat with just a few hills. There's a beautiful rocky spot overlooking a lake that I love to stop at.

This is my favourite hike to do at Frontenac. Particularly Tetsmine but adding Hemlock last fall was amazing. Hemlock had the best fall colours of any of my hikes last year. There's a spot where you see across the lake and you walk alongside it for a while and it was simply breathtaking with the beauty of fall.

Tetsmine is my favourite Frontenac trail because it has so much to see and its very balanced. There are several "wow" moments and they are evenly spread out. There are mines, waterfalls, a gorge, this beautiful meadow lined with mica bits (when the sun shines it looks like you are walking on golden pathways in a meadow - amazing!) when the water level is high there's even an infinity pond. This trail is awesome and its a challenging hike but we'll worth the effort and the extra drive to the far parking lot.

For a 3.5km trail this one is excellent! It provides many ups and downs for a slightly more challenging walk in the woods, some great lookout spots, and begins right at the park office. It's great to have a trail this beautiful that can be done in under an hour.

This one is quite spectacular in the fall. There are some amazing spots where you can watch the leaves fall like rain or walk through a rainbow of trees. so beautiful! It's not the most challenging of hikes - it's one of the easier Frontenac trails for this distance but still has difficult moments. It's great that if you don't have time for the full trail you can cut off 3km and do Bufflehead instead. Also lovely.

Beautiful series of interconnected loops. Passes over a variety of scenery and includes some impressive view points and abandoned mines. Campsite 10 is very nice.

backpacking
7 months ago

Went for a hike and overnight stay. Got to Park at 9am on Saturday and left on Sunday morning. We did 8Km on Saturday and camped at site 6a. Took about 3.5hrs but that time included :30min lunch stop and we went off track to check out a lookout point. On Sunday we did the rest a 4.2Km trek that took us back to the parking lot at Big Salmon Parking. That took us 1.5Km but we didn’t stop and did great time. There are quite a bit of marshy areas to get by but there’s was always a way to get around it with no issues. Lots of uphill and downhill areas durning the hike. You could also park at the park store and start hike from there but that’s another hour to your trek. We parked at Big Salmon parking to avoid the extra distance hiking.

hiking
8 months ago

Fun trail. Lots of wooden walk ways over small rivers, ponds and even a waterfall. Lots of fun for the dogs!

snowshoeing
10 months ago

Nice easy trail for an afternoon hike.

snowshoeing
10 months ago

One of my favourite places for a quick snowshoe. Beautiful scenery!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Completed the loop in October...while camping in the park. Wonderful fall colours well marked trails..definitely will do again in the near future

hiking
Friday, October 20, 2017

A beautiful area, with well maintained boardwalks and clear trail markings. There are many hiking loops to choose from in the park, so the length of hike can be customized to some degree. The landscape is mildly rugged Canada shield with many small lakes and ponds. Some areas were a little soft without being muddy, but it has been a wet year. There are pit toilets available at campsites scattered throughout the park.

hiking
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lots of trails to customize your day or days. Well maintained and very clean.

hiking
Friday, July 14, 2017

Nice scenic ridge along the center of the trail. Lots of beaver dams/ponds great for dogs to swim in. Lots of wildlife around.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Beautiful hike. Make sure to grab a trail guide to learn about the interesting geological history of the area as you go!

hiking
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Beautiful trail, pretty moderate difficulty.
I'll definitely be back

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Fairly flat with four or five short climbs. Beautiful ponds and lakes. Saw lots of chipmunks and birds.

hiking
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

This is such a great trail with many interesting views along the way. There is also a mine entrance you can look down. It is pretty challenging in winter time especially with two little kids but it was a great adventure.

hiking
Monday, June 15, 2015

This trail is inside of Frontenac Provincial Park. You will need to buy a parking pass from the visitors center which costs $14.00. They take interac and credit card so if you don't have cash on hand that is no problem. There are other trails to choose from as well.

hiking
Sunday, April 20, 2014

It's a challenging trail, featuring easy to moderate terrain. Can be muddy in early spring. Takes another 2km to get to the trail from the park office. A nice trail featuring a few smaller lakes, rocky terrain in some areas, a few beaver dams and plenty of creeks and bridges.

hiking
2 months ago

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