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Great trail. Nice views

Fairly active path, met lots of people, is quite the climb but it super worth it. Extremely unique and a little challenging.

12 days ago

Hiked this trail August 5, 2018. Started out early, around 8:30 am and met several people coming back on the way up. The first 2 km are a walk in the park but it then it gets more challenging as you get into more up hill hiking over lots of tree roots. From here it moves into scrambling over rocks up to the top of a hill (just a warm up to the Crack). You then have a decent and back into an uphill hike over tree roots before getting to the Crack. The Crack is a steep uphill scramble over more rocks but there is always a place to get a good foothold. It took about 2 hours in total to get to the top.
The view at the top is awesome but it started to get crowded around 11 am making it difficult to get good shots with foreground interest that didn’t have people in it.
Started back around noon and were back at the car around 1:30. The last kilometre was difficult even though it was easy trail. (Probably due to the heat and humidity).
The trail is well marked but you need to look up to see the markers. We were glad we took 3 1/2 litres of water. We drank 3 litres.
It would be a great trail in the fall or a great place to catch an awesome sunrise or sunset for those with experience.
We would rate the trail difficult.

17 days ago

Nice hike, nice views. Definitely doesn’t deserve the hard rating however.

It’s a weekly staple hike during July and August for us. Great way to kick start a work out and maintain your fitness level!

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1 month ago

Challenging hike overall - lots of rocks to climb over and through with steep ascension close to the lookout. Absolutely amazing view at the top and worth the challenge. Saw families and dogs on the trail. You’ll need a partner to help your dog over the toughest points to avoid injury. Going down is tricky so make sure you take your time. A bucket list hike for any nature lover!

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1 month ago

Challenging and rewarding. We did the hike with our two kids in backpacks. (3 years and 15 months). It was challenging at times but doable for sure. Saw lots of families and groups on the way there and back. Would recommend having one adult per child of hiking with kids. Going down was far more difficult than getting up. Views are paramount. Really great hike.

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1 month ago

Rented a canoe from Bell Lake. The employee at Killarney Kanoes gave us some directions and tips. The canoe ride was about 40 min. We started the walk on the trail. Very easy walk that was about an hour. And then we stated the climb. Some areas are tougher than others. We were the only ones at the peak today when we arrived. Spectacular views from the peak. The trek down was a bit tough. We ended our day with Fish and Chios in Killarney.

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1 month ago

Easy trail even for kids. Great views

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1 month ago

I would not rate this trail as “moderate” and Lake of The Woods as “hard.” This trail’s elevations reserve it for more serious hikers. You can bring older children that are accustom to hiking with proper footwear. The views are remarkable and the traffic is light.

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1 month ago

Some steep parts, some parts of the trail are poorly marked. Bugs were horrible.
Beautiful trail though. So many areas with amazing scenery. Wonderful views of the bog and lakes. Lots of variety of terrain, but easy to get though.

Amazing hike with breathtaking views ...... takes about three hours there and back and as an hour to enjoy the views up top......

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1 month ago

Killarney mountain lodge is constructing more buildings and has destroyed access to this trail.
You kind of have to go on the edge of a construction site to get to the start. This makes it hard to get to, and it shows that it hasn’t been walked in a while. I suggest trying something else. We had to turn around after 5 min. Bad bugs and get very over grown. A shame really.

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1 month ago

Was a great hike. As others have said the first part of the trail was very buggy and I got eaten alive, however the view from the top was stunning- a nice spot for lunch before heading back down.

Too buggy

Amazing!

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1 month ago

Good hike. Only the last part is scrambly. Good views from the top. It took me 2:40 hrs to complete the hike.

Beautiful look outs, after a moderate hike.

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2 months ago

Age 37 male, 135lbs. Did this with my 35-year-old gf. I found it really easy. If this is labelled 'hard', it kind of makes the 'hard' designation useless, since there are countless trails I've done that are much, much, much more challenging. It's still a nice little hike... simple walk on a path through the woods for the first half, then some nice going up rocks until one gets to the top. Nice views up there of the surrounding area. We went on a nice sunny weekday in mid-June, before school finished for the year. There were people certainly, but not too busy, starting at 11am. Didn't see any wildlife. Bugs were annoying and got some bites despite multiple OFF sprayings, but not horrible. If we had put on our nets and all that, we probably would not have been bitten at all.

Without question one of my favourite trails. Some fun scrambling rewarded with incredible views!

Awesome walk lots of fun..

i did the trail all the way to the crack didnt do the full loop but the 3 hour trip there and back was worth it amazing veiw just very up hill and treacherous

rock climbing
2 months ago

awesome hike. first 2km ho hum forest walk. final push is craggy steep and awesome. gotta have your wits about you on the steep terrain.

Amazing trail, especially in the fall. I would love to do it again - every year

The hike was very busy with people. Some parts of the hike were very hard and almost impossible to navigate, need good foot wear and stamina for this one.

Good hiking experience. The view at the point is worth the long trek. Waterfalls on rocks along the way make for a pleasant experience.

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3 months ago

Great hike with beautiful views. Lots of variety and somewhat challenging in spots with steep climbs and descents, though short, and very rocky and many tree roots to watch out for. I would only consider this hike easy in comparison to The Crack which I hiked yesterday, otherwise, I would give it a moderate.

Always love this trail.
View is worth the work!

Loved it - just a little tricky near the top (loose rock) but all and all very doable and a great view. Some nice stands of hemlocks and pines too for the tree lovers like me.

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3 months ago

Great day hike. Relatively flat at first then a gradual ascent that is somewhat exposed. If you are doing this in the middle of the day bring sunscreen. Spectacular view from the top and wroth the climb. Not many hikes like this around Ontario that are so easily accessible.

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