Centennial Ridges Trail

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Centennial Ridges Trail is a 9.8 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
460 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

bugs

muddy

hiking
2 days ago

Amazing and beautiful views. The trail is well marked. It will be a challenging hike for some as you must go up and down hills. It's rewarding and would love to do it again in the fall.

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike, make sure to bring lots of water if done in the hotter months. Amazing views from the ridges. Would recommend doing the hike in the fall during the color change.

hiking
11 days ago

Awesome trail! So many beautiful viewpoints while hiking along the top of the ridges! Technical hike which makes it interesting and fun!

1 month ago

Super fun hike! I would consider it hard for only people who don’t hike often but if you like to hike a lot it’s more moderate then hard! If you don’t want to do the whole hike and just want to see the ridges do the hike backwards, you get to the lookout a lot faster (about 15mins) then going all the way around

1 month ago

Did the hike in 3 hours on a beautiful sunny day. Trail is well marked and well maintained. Nice views from the ridges. Needed definitely the bug spray in all areas except on exposed ridges.

1 month ago

Excellent look out stops, beautiful scenery for sure! Definitely whipped my legs into shape going up those hills. A bit buggy but honestly in June any trail is going to be buggy. It would be great for fall colours I'm sure!

1 month ago

Amazing trail. Likely the best marked hike south of Sault Ste Marie in Ontario. Lots of up and down for some very doable challenge with gorgeous ridge views, interesting lakes, and a variety of rock of forest. Trail in good condition with some muddy sections but not a real problem. highly recommended!

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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
2 months 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.

nature trips
3 months ago

great Algonquin trail and well-marked!

backpacking
3 months ago

One of my favourite Ontario trails!

hiking
5 months ago

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!

hiking
9 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.

10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 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.

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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.

hiking
11 months ago

Absolutely outstanding views!! Well worth it!

Saturday, August 05, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

This is the best day hike you can get in Algonquin Park. The views are amazing. Take some water and snacks. The trail is not easy.

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Great trail. Lots of great views.But super windy on the top of the ridges

hiking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Awesome hike with lots of excellent viewpoints and plenty of terrain variety from bogs to blue lakes to rocky Canadian shield elevated ridges with breathtaking lookout points. We are in our thirties and were able to finish the 10 Km loop in 3 hours including rest and stops at viewpoints (mind you we kept a quick pace and heard that it took 4 hours plus for some others). There are some challenging ascents but it is worth it for the views. This hike will give you a taste of all that Algonquin Park has to offer, enjoy!

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

not an easy trail, but a great one. one of my favorite in the park

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Incredible trail with many lookouts. Definitely not an easy one though!

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