Manitou Mountain, Eagles Nest and Juniper Ridge Lookout

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Manitou Mountain Conservation Reserve

Manitou Mountain, Eagles Nest and Juniper Ridge Lookout is a 9.6 mile loop trail located near Greater Madawaska, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking.

Length9.6 miElevation gain1,958 ftRoute typeLoop
BackpackingHikingNature tripsLakeViews
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Recordings (59)
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Brandon St.Louis
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Cloë Jackson
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Hiking
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Ken Tang
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Hiking

Pretty challenging trail, Lots of rock and leaves covering the rocks at this time. Watch where you step! Great variety. Some shortcuts exist if you just want to go see the eagle lookout

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Graciela Alvarado
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Hiking
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Rachel Parkin
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Hiking

Steep inclines and declines, but the vistas were stunning! Watch for trail markers; easy to get off track.

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Jason Curran
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Mountain biking
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Heather Hinton
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Hiking

Great trail. Keep an eye out for the markers on the trees-easy to get off the path with all the fallen leaves covering the trail. Eagles nest lookout was beautiful but very busy. Some pretty good climbs and finishes with a big descent down the ski hill, if you follow the trail clockwise.

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kyle thibault
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katelyn willett
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HikingOver grown

Great trail! Parked at the top of Mary Joanne Dr, and walked towards the trailhead. Confusing at first to find the correct way to go, we ended up doing the trail backwards! To go the correct way you have to scale the well marked face of the mountain to the top then continue along. We took the bear claw trail, to the ascent trail to visit the juniper ridge lookout first, the trail was overgrown but still doable and moderately trafficked for a Saturday afternoon. All the lookouts were incredible with the fall colours, we continued the exact loop as shown on alltrails but our trek was 12.5km and took us 3.5 hours of straight hiking, I paused my watch when we took breaks, with breaks it was approx 5 hours! I think I almost preferred doing the trail the opposite way, but it is steep on the home stretch! Eagles nest was so busy you could barely find a spot to look out at the views, if you want a shorter loop I would almost skip that section and drive to it after, or skip it completely if you’re going on a weekend!

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Doug Smith
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Yun Wu
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Hiking
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F F
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Hiking
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Manish Gulyani
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Hiking

Easy walk to Eagles Nest

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Katherine Rider
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Hiking

Hard to follow at beginning but a nice trail. We did some backtracking. Skipped eagles nest due to rain.

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Liam MacHale
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Hiking

skyline trail and Bearclaw trails both completely overgrown and almost impossible to navigate (entrance and exit). however, the rest of the trails and the lookouts more than made up for it, as they were absolutely magical.

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Mark Lutley
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HikingGreat!

Great trail. The path to eagles nest is a little less interesting than the loop itself.

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Amanda Jodoin-Lalonde
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Hiking

Please do not follow our specific route. Eagles nest and juniper lookout we’re both gorgeous.

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Colin Capaldi
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HikingOver grown
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Sarah T
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The directions to get to the trail when using GPS was not very clear, there must be different entry points to the mountain. The one we ended up at was a steep incline right away. This was not moderate this was difficult. It is very steep and high. Once we got to the peak it was nice exploring around, most the trails are marked.

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Melody Dellaire
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Hiking

I know this isn’t a review but in this app can you add your own locations you would like to share with other people, or are they pre made

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Amelia Sproule
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Decent trail/ old logging road, nice map at the beginning, poor signage on actual trail but easy enough to find your way back out to the road. Nice view at the top. Good to go early (before 9) as it was very busy ( lots of cars parked along road) upon return (likely due to Canada Day).

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Jing Lu
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Moderate trail, poor signage, some stretches have over grown vegetations. The trail was almost entirely in the shades which is really nice. The downside is mosquitoes, and tons of them! Be sure to put on insect repellent. The trail is also quite busy to my surprise. Dogs are allowed on leash. The lookouts are nice but nothing spectacular.

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Laurent Rieux
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Hiking

The Skywalk trail being pretty much overgrown we went up the Black Donald sky trail, which is pretty hard work but your heart and legs will thank you for it. Nice view from the top. Then headed to the Eagles nest lookout through a cute shaded trail with a couple of nice viewpoints. Unfortunately, there were many people at the eagles nest lookout but that was to be expected as there is a much shorter and easier route to get there. Then went on to Manitou mountain lookout, Red Arrow lookout and finally Juniper ridge lookout via the Wendigo way. Really nice trails in a very healthy forest. Forgot to turn tracking back on after stopping at the eagles nest so time and distance will be less than actually walked. Total distance was approx 15km

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Colin Giltrow
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Hiking

OK trail. I did much of manitou mountain and then tried to link in the lost valley loop but the Skywalk and Bear Claw Trails no longer exist. Can get to the Skywalk loop via the ski run (not pleasant hike) but could not find any way to the Ascent trail.

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Kanwal Dewan
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Dean Avery
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Ok trail. A few great views. Most of the sky walk trail does not exist per all trails. I had to bushwack in and out from the parking area/ trailhead. Not nice. Sky walk does show on all posted trail maps. So fn frustrating

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