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Balsam Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near McKellar, Ontario, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 416 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest Views Wildlife Over grown
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Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well.

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Stacy Rosien
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HikingGreat!MuddyRocky

A good trail for an afternoon adventure outside with the kids. Nice ups and downs and varied terrain to get the heart pumping. Saw some deer, partridge and a good number of gnomes/dwarves to keep the kids amused. Muddy in spots with some rocky terrain on the hills, but a fun hike. Best to stop at the fence crossover, but continuing further takes you to an open field where the trail naturally just seems to end.

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Michael Collini
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T Z
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Hiking

We loved this trail! Clearly marked and overall beautiful scenery. If there was recent rainfall, it definitely gets muddy, but with good hiking boots you're fine. When you get the the bridge that goes over the fence that is a good turning back point. The trail does continue for bit longer through a field after that, but as others have remarked, it hasn't been maintained well on that end so you're walking through very grassy field. Highly recommend.

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Tanya Ocampo
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Hiking

Great Trail, however end of the trail is very overgrown and hard to navigate. In muddy condition currently due to all the rain.

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Michael Wilson
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HikingGreat!MuddyRocky

Average trail with above average mycological environment! Was a fair bit of fallen branches and trees on the trail which we tried to clear off. A bit muddy given all the rain, but we still enjoyed this one.

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Christian Michiels
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Off trailOver grownPrivate property

Trail was very nice, however don't bother trying to take the field out at the end. It is so overgrown and very easy to lose your way. We found ourself among abandoned farm building being yelled at by someone clearly not wanting us there. Should have just turned around at the "exit" and went back the way we came.

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Jessica Gasparotto
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HikingGreat!MuddyRocky

A variety of terrain and vegetation to explore. Great hike to do with kids.

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Keith Hamilton
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Anne-Marie Height
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Hiking

Great trail with lots of changes in elevation to get your heart pumping. Loved the occasional boardwalks intermixed with good old Canadian Shield.

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Daniel Hefford
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HikingSnow

In the winter there is no parking lot. The trail is difficult to follow. Although I'd say it's easier to follow in the winter. At the end you are just following a fence through a field

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Stephanie Cherwinsk
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Hiking
First to Review

Loved it, the end of trail gets confusing and is grown in

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Adelle BK
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Sara Karasmanis
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Pamela Jacobs
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Brad Baumber
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RICK MOORE
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Mike Parker
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Krystal Dumont
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Byron Kent
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Shannon Askin-Costa
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