Answer 1 of My son and I are looking to hike/camp for about 3 – 4 days. We will have everything to be self sufficient. Which are the best trails. Join Us As We Discover The Overnight Backpacking Trails That Algonquin Provincial Park Has To Offer. Highland Backpacking Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park: See 18 reviews, articles, and 23 photos of Highland Backpacking Trail, ranked No on TripAdvisor.

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The problem is that most canoe and drive-in campsites in Killarney get booked up months in advance for the peak season, not sure how it is for backpacking campsites.

Permits are picked up at the Mew Lake Campground. The terrain resembles that of The Highland Trails, but the distances make for more challenging hikes and require more detailed planning. At 35km the longer loop is more aggressive and you will need to put a 13km day before reaching the campsites on Head Lake.

The Western Uplands offers the penultimate Algonquin overnight backpacking experience. I like Mizzy Lake especially with an early start because it can be busy, Track and Tower is also good as a hike.

Distances for hikes range from 6km loops all the way up to 22km for the longest loop.

TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites. If the second prediction is the case, would I only then have to purchase a camping permit for however many nights and that’s all??

The route circles Provoking Lake with the majority of campsites available on the north side of the lake. The 35 Km hike around the long loop provides sufficient bacpacking to challenge the legs and the pack-laden back. If you are travelling during peak seasons it is recommend that you book in advance.


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Algonquin simply doesn’t have the kind of breathtaking land-based scenery you might find in mountainous areas, and backpackers spend most of their trip walking through thick forests with occasional views of lakes.

Thanks for all the info folks! Make sure you stop at either Maple Leaf or Maggie Lake, they are spectacular. The longer loop trailw at the trail head and travels southwest to Head Lake, followed by a stop at Harness Lake. Where can I find information about accomodations in and around Algonquin Park? First night spent on a site on the West end of Provoking.

Some trees were down Flights Vacation Rentals Restaurants Things to do. Trailw, fees not included for deals content. The last few years have seen high waters with sections of the trail washed out and difficult to navigate. Well, algonquib at it again! Keep your camera ready.

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The trail offers 2 separate access points; bacpkacking off of Hwy 60 AP 31 and the other on the west side of the park AP 4.

My wife, dog and me hiked this trail mid April knowing that the weather could have been hit or miss. Algonquin Park features three specific multi day backpacking trails, the most popular and longest one is the Western Uplands Trail.

Top questions about Algonquin Provincial Park. The site was the As with the algonquij loop, the campsite distribution requires hikers to plan ahead to avoid longer hiking days.

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Is there a bus from Toronto to Algonquin Provincial Park? If its raining, the paths become brooks in many locations, making the hills even more difficult. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers.


Reviewed October 24, Really Amazing! The only potential backacking is we were going to fly in, so no transportation to rent a canoe. This property is closed Report incorrect address Suggest edits.

Is this place or activity closed during certain parts of the year? Accessing the park from this side can be a bit of a chore, but it is worth the investment in time.

I wouldn’t say Mizzy Lake is the “exception” in being as long as it is; the Centennial Ridges trailfor example, is approximately the same length and far more scenic, though the Mizzy Lake hike is the best for wildlife viewing if you do it early in the morning.

From here, algonquih trail climbs back up to the east side of Provoking Lake where hikers join up with the short loop.

Stretching from Highway 60 all the way to Rain Lake in the west side of the park. Powered by Weather Underground. backpaacking

A couple of the canoe access points on highway 60 have outfitters located right there on the lake, while most of the non-hwy 60 access points have outfitters that deliver canoes to them. It was a total hit.

Calculate your travel time to Achray Lake and then your campsites accordingly to avoid getting caught in the dark. Hot and cold running loons, nice, secluded sites with beautiful views.