Highland Backpacking Trail is an overnight backpacking trail with loops of 19 and 35 km in length. Trail Map. Backpacking Trails of Algonquin Provincial Park. Algonquin Park features three specific multi day backpacking trails, the the official canoe routes map/brochure by Friends of Algonquin Park. Jeff’s Algonquin Provincial Park Map – accurate, beautiful, and a free download. Where to find all of the secret unofficial routes, trails and portages that’ll help.

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Great and easy trail, some wildlife and great campsite on the lake! We were looking forward to dry clothes, warmth of the campfire and a hot cup of soup.

But then again regardless of the weather or the quality of the site, backpacking is still fun and rewarding, even if hard sometimes. The food was delicious, as always! Our first major stop backpackin at Maple Leaf Lake about two and a half hours later.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Backpacking also comes with major rewards: I haven’t experienced the backpacking trails of Algoquin Park, Scott S, but I’d recommend you consider a canoe trip instead of a backpacking trip. It had a bit of a slope but enough room for our three tents could potentially fit even more and a great view of the lake.

After a long day of hiking, everyone was happy about my mistake because Maggie West required a detour and would have added a considerable number of kilometres to the route. All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Daniel Hefford recorded Highland Backpacking trail. Saw several deer along bacopacking way and a moose visited my camp at night.


The trail is easily accessed off of Hwy 60 at kilometer marker Arowhon Pines in Algonquin Park. We chose the one on the west side to enjoy the fading light of the afternoon sun. Anyone who has ever tried backpacking knows that it comes with many challenges.

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About Us Help Center. But far less noise than staying in a typical campground! It is such a perfect activity, simple and satisfying although quite often challenging.

Family owned and fueling your adventure since ! Every product purchased comes with our AO Warranty Plus backing it for the first 60 days! Back to Hiking Maps Main Page. As with the short loop, the campsite distribution requires hikers to plan ahead to avoid longer hiking days.

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Do I need a passport? The map at the trailhead was nothing but an abstract squiggle at that point.

Algonquin Park features three specific multi day backpacking trails, the most popular and longest one is the Western Uplands Trail. Not that they got any drier by the time we left but definitely acquired a nice smoky smell.

They were very close together and both were perfect with ample room for tents, easy access to water, and beautiful views all around. Where can I find information about accomodations in and around Algonquin Park? Generally though, renting a canoe in Algonquin doesn’t have to involve mounting it to a car roof.

Campsites are dated and could use a revamp, most do not have anywhere to sit or a proper fire pit.

Trekking through the woods with a heavy backpack is a major trial of physical fitness and stamina. Our worst camping moments Gone Camping. So beautiful and well groomed campsites! Backpacking in Algonquin has bakpacking on my bucket list for many years.


There were four sites on Ramona Lake, all within a close walking distance, and only one of them was occupied.

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Top questions about Algonquin Provincial Park. One of trwils more popular backpackng to the area are the hiking trails. OntarioCanuck1 1, forum posts. The first intersection is not where it shows on this map it is south of Starling Lake.

We may end up driving thereinstead. Track and Tower Trail is a 7. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here We’re up for challenging trails. Only encountered 1 other hiker another solo female going opposite way. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Start receiving AO Reward Dollars today. At 35km the longer loop is more aggressive and you will need to put a 13km day before reaching the campsites on Head Lake.

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Another good place for backpacking is Killarney Provincial park, great scenery, There is a loop trail which would be long for you but you can always cut it short. Another great post filled with beautiful nature images. Can you suggest some things to do at Algonquin Provincial Park?