Silver Peak Trail is a 11.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Whitefish Lake 6, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, snowshoeing, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.3 miles Elevation Gain: 2,158 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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7 months ago

We had a little difficulty finding the trailhead and ending up in the wrong bay. We got off of the canoe a bit too early. One tip, that that's omitted on the site for those with a canoe is, watch for the dock in the distance and use that as a marker for the trail. The challenging inclines of the climb were a bit daunting at times when you're trying to beat the sunset. When you finally do make it to the summit, the views are incredible and definitely breathtaking. Don't lose track of the trail! I definitely recommend a GPS if you lose sight of the trail. It's easy to get turned around if you lose sight of the markers.

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8 months ago

Paddled in to trailhead from Bell Lake on a canoe rented from Kilarney Canoes. This is the access to Silver Peak that was recommended by the staff at the Killarney Provincial Park office. Hike was very nice, much of the initial third is fairly wide and not very steep. Gets steeper as it starts ascending to the peak, there are some rocky sections. Biggest challenge is that the trail to the peak is quite wet in many places due to nearby streams and rivulets running down. This creates some mud even on a no-rain day like today. The rocks are also slippery. Not a big deal if you have good waterproof hiking boots and take your time. Views from the peak were beautiful, and the peak itself is quite nice with near-white rock, providing beautiful contrast to the lovely fall fall colours. Turkey vulture flew by so close I could almost touch it. Our dog had no problems on this trail.

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8 months ago

awesome trail. Can be very challenging at times but views are worth it

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8 months ago

awesome trail. can be challenging at times but views are worth it

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11 months ago

Those who are inexperienced in bushwhacking and don't have a GPS that works offline should not attempt to hike this trail. Killarney Park has little to no cellphone service, and to top that the first 4-5km of this hike is bushwhacking off trail. To give a bit of an idea, you park at Killarney Canoe Rentals then walk into the woods behind the washrooms on the corner of the driveway. You bushwhack from here until the far side of the big "U" near the centre of this recorded trail. At that point, you join the La Cloche Silhouette trail which is flat and well maintained. Bugs are licking the bug spray off you before you have time to put it on, thicker than blood. The hike to the summit is steep and rocky, both with mud and loose rocks. If you're not comfortable bushwhacking and navigating without GPS/have a good GPS do not risk this trail. Rent a canoe, it's quicker and no bushwhacking needed! A great trail for someone with a bit of experience with navigation and has some time to get lost in the woods :)

recorded Silver Peak Trail

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Fri May 31 2019

Great trail. Lots of black flies and mosquitoes. Canoed from Bell Lake with Killarney Kanoes for about 40 minutes, then followed the trail markers to silver peak. Ignore the first sign that says “day hikers turn around.” Half wooded trail and half climbing up rocks. Technical and challenging terrain but not super hard. The views from the top are beautiful and there are additional trails once you get to the top that allow you to walk around the peak. Took us about 6 hours to complete from the canoe launch and back.

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Sun Apr 14 2019

Closed because the road in Bell Lake Road was not Oliver

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Mon Sep 24 2018

Great Hike with Amazing views at the top. Would recommend canoeing to the trail head at the end of Bell though.

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Tue Jul 17 2018

Rented a canoe from Bell Lake. The employee at Killarney Kanoes gave us some directions and tips. The canoe ride was about 40 min. We started the walk on the trail. Very easy walk that was about an hour. And then we stated the climb. Some areas are tougher than others. We were the only ones at the peak today when we arrived. Spectacular views from the peak. The trek down was a bit tough. We ended our day with Fish and Chios in Killarney.

Tue May 22 2018

Good hiking experience. The view at the point is worth the long trek. Waterfalls on rocks along the way make for a pleasant experience.

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Tue Sep 19 2017

The trail shown here is actually a combination of the old logging trail and Silver peak trail. The old logging trail isn't maintained and a vast majority of the trail isn't easily done. Portions that are obvious is filled with very dense young and short trees preventing any sort of passage or it's heavily obstructed by fallen trees and dense vegetation. The old logging trail is a dense 5 km to the Silver peak trail. GPS is a must and constant reorienting is needed! I wouldn't suggest this route. We had to turn back after 2 hours on the old logging trail since it took much longer than expected. Use a canoe through Bell lake to the start of Silver Peak trail instead. There's Killarney Kanoes that you can rent from in Bell Lake.

Fri Sep 01 2017

Fun hike. Amazing views of Killarney from the top. Would do it again . So beautiful .

Sun Jul 16 2017

amazing hiking! awesome view at the top

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Sat Nov 19 2016

The first 500m or so is not a maintained trail but very obvious. The next 7km or so is very flat pretty wide trail. Once you hit the junction at around 7.5km it starts to climb fairly steeply to a beautiful almost 360 degree view at the top!

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9 months ago

recorded Silver Peak Trail

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