Centennial Ridges Trail is a 9.8 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Nipissing, 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

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7 days ago

Absolutely awesome. So many water features/pond/lakes. Saw salamanders, toads, hawks, lots of birds. The landscape was amazing and the views....brilliant. We’ll be back to do it again

8 days ago

Great trail really good day hike that is abit challenging can be done in 3 hours but take your time and enjoy it., go clockwise and take water, enjoy the great views.

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snow
15 days ago

We did this trail back in November, a little late on the review. The trial could be challenging depending on if it is still muddy. Make sure to pay attention to the trail markers, you could miss it at some places. Overall a great trial! Definitely recommend it!

16 days ago

This is a workout, especially if it is one of multiple hikes in one day. We completed this after hemlock bluff earlier in the day and felt it in the knees. Lots of elevation changes, but wonderful views, especially at the end. When I say end, I mean about 45 mins from the end. Since the trail hasn't been maintained because of the pandemic, you have to follow the blazes very closely, otherwise it's easy to lose it.

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rocky
16 days ago

Did this trail in May, first weekend of the park being open after covid-19 closures. Very good trail, nice workout with beautiful views along the ridges. Do the trail clockwise and follow the blue signs (as suggested) so the best view comes last. I can imagine this trail being very crowded in high season, even today there were a couple of groups being loud and disturbing the peace and quiet.

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17 days ago

Go clockwise to save the best view for last.

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4 months ago

Auch im Winter mit Schneeschuhen gut machbar. Knapp 15 km ab Hwy. 60. Die vielen Aussichtspunkte machen diese Tour zu einem unvergleichlichen Erlebnis. Im Winter hört man nur ein paar Vögel, während sich zu anderen Jahreszeiten der Wind ins Gedächtnis prägt.

7 months ago

loved every minute of this trail I highly recommend it

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7 months ago

I did this trail on Friday Oct. 25th and saw only a few other people. It was really lovely! Some beautiful views and a decent challenge.

recorded Centennial Ridges Trail

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muddy
7 months ago

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7 months ago

This is an incredible trail, we almost didn’t do it and so glad we did! Took our time and stopped along the way, 4 hours total. Would rate as easy-moderate. Not too tired after. Suggest doing the loop backwards for the most spectacular view early in the morning- wish we had. Monday, not too busy felt like we had it mostly to ourselves just saw a couple people. 10.30-14.30. Enjoy!

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7 months ago

Nice views but if you’re serious about wildlife watching and enjoying nature then steer clear of this trail. There is so many tourist types walking and yelling at all times that you feel like you’re in a public mall not on a nature hike

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

Fantastic views. But feels like being in the mall with all the people.

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7 months ago

Went there on a quite weekday and finished it in 2 and a half hours. Although it is only 9.8 km it felt like a long one. All the good views are on the ridges on the other side of the loop so you have to do the whole hike. The trail is somewhat rugged but I would rate it as a moderate hike.

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7 months ago

Went Saturday Oct 5 2019 with 2 kids, 6 and 9. Although the trail is long and lots of up and downs, it is not difficult to walk. Lots of great lookouts and it was the perfect weekend to see the fall colours. Lots of people on the trail though. We got there at 9:15 and the parking lot was full. We were the 2nd car to park at the entrance of the parking lot. When we finished around 3:30 pm, the cars were parked 2 km away from the parking lot along the road! Definitely get there early during peak season.

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7 months ago

Loved this trail! It's a must if you are in the area.

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8 months ago

anyone up for doing this trail this Saturday? (5th October) if yes, email me: manhar @ gmail

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8 months ago

Did this trail yesterday, it took me 3 hours with minimal breaks at the top of the ridges. I would rate the trail more easy-moderate, especially if you have experience. There are lots of rocks and exposed roots so I would recommend wearing hiking boots. Make sure to get there nice and early - returned to the parking lot at 11am and it was packed.

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8 months ago

Gorgeous trail and quite challenging in some sections. Be cautious of a wasps hive hanging just above the trail between 3 and 4 markers. Many people were swarmed and stung. The fall colours were at their peak and the views were breathtaking.

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8 months ago

Did this trail on September 29th 2019. Some steep sections, but definitely worth doing. You pass by a few amazing lookouts and 2 beaver ponds with dams. If you’re going to do 1 trail at Algonquin I highly recommend this one. It took us 3.5 hours at a fair pace with minimal stopping.

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muddy
8 months ago

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8 months ago

Absolutely beautiful!! Not a difficult trail.

We have done many trails in Algonquin and this is hands down the best one. We stopped and did photos and lunch and the trail took us 4 hours 15 minutes (30 minutes not moving), we also passed many people. Time wise I would not expect to do this in under 3 hours unless you were moving and only had a quick break. Plan for 4 if you are fit but want to stop and enjoy the lookouts.

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rocky
8 months ago

Incredible views! Be sure to allocate for lots of break time just to take in the incredible scenery

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rocky
8 months ago

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