Highland Backpacking Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Highland Backpacking Trail is a 18.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nipissing, Ontario, Canada that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
18.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5895 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

lake

wildlife

3 months ago

Hiked this one in spring 2016 when some ice/snow still on the trail. Did the larger loop in 2nights/3days. Only encountered 1 other hiker (another solo female going opposite way). Saw several deer along the way and a moose visited my camp at night. This was my first solo multi-day and I'll never forget it!

backpacking
8 months ago

Loved it!

hiking
8 months ago

backpacking
9 months ago

My personal favorite of the three backpacking trails in Algonquin. It is two loop options 19 and 25km. Terrain is relatively challenging and a good variety of terrain and backcountry campsites on scenic lakes. I saw several moose on the trail when I completed this trail over two days, and even heard some wolves howling in the foggy morning!