Little Salmon Trail

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Little Salmon Trail is a 11.1 kilometer loop trail located near South Frontenac, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Distance: 11.1 km Elevation Gain: 216 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

walking

bird watching

beach

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

Frontenac Park is located north of Kingston (at the eastern most tip of the Great Lakes) on a southern arm of the Canadian Shield. The park is run by the Ontario Government, but unlike most provincial parks - Frontenac is a semi-wilderness area. It features granite outcrops, vast wetlands and mixed forests, plants, and wildlife including: deer, black bear, wolf, coyote, fox, beaver, mink, porcupine, turtle, osprey, kingfisher and is also home to the black ratsnake. The park is geared towards outdoor adventurers. It includes 160 km of hiking trails of varying levels of difficulty, about 50 secluded camping sites which can only be reached via backpacking or boat, and countless lakes and portaging areas, offering a challenge for even the most experienced of canoeists or kayakers. Also, a unique feature, the park offer wilderness skills training courses. Subjects covered include: winter camping, basic wilderness first aid, map & compass orienteering, and of course my personal favourite – “Single Burner Gourmet Cooking”. From Ottawa, Frontenac is about 150 km away. The shortest distance involves going through the scenic towns of Perth and Westport, and then taking the Canoe Lake Road on the western side of the park. This partially gravel road is an interesting way to start getting acclimatized to the wilderness and seclusion of the park. The Little Salmon trail is relatively flat, with some mild inclines at the northern most section. The trail runs mostly through forested land, with some marshy sections. Views of the lake are relatively limited. Camp sites 3 and 6 are accessible via this trail. A very enjoyable hike in an extremely secluded, peaceful surrounding!!

hiking
25 days ago

Today was a brilliant day. The trail was dry and well maintained. It’s a nice, shorter hike even when conditions aren’t optimal; but with the terrific conditions today, it was just about perfect.

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muddy
2 months ago

I visited on June 15, 2019. The Frontenac Provincial Park rates this hike as "Moderate to Difficult" but it is definitely easy! (And I'm no athlete). It's an enjoyable walk/light hike, no big view points, but we were lucky enough to see some wildlife (deer, ratsnake). We found the signage quite confusing and were glad we had a map.

hiking
3 months ago

June 1, and the trail conditions were excellent.

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4 months ago

I don’t know why this is labeled as easy. I would say it’s moderate - the Arkon trail at FPP is labeled as moderate and I would say Arkon is easier.

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rocky
4 months ago

it was our first hike of the year and it was amazing all around. easy trail and beautiful view

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muddy
5 months ago

A nice 10k outing. Muddy/swampy in the low-lying areas, but easy to get through or around.

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