Ridge Trail

Hike 8 km of challenging back-country forest and hillsides. Considered the ‘backbone’ of Algonquin Highlands, this trail connects many of the above hiking trails which can be linked to provide the experienced hiker with a lengthy and challenging trek. This is a true back-country trail experience. Please be aware that this trail is linear and the distance is 8km in one direction ending at the Circuit of 5 Viewpoints trailhead. Ensure you have a trail guide map with you on this trail and pay close attention to trail junction signs so as not to mistakenly end up hiking onto a longer trail to a different access point. A car shuttle or some other form of return trip to the trail head is required to complete this trail in one direction.

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Ridge Trail characteristics

Length: 8 km linear trail.
Difficulty: Difficult (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: Washrooms

Attractions: None

Algonquin Highlands, ON Phone: 705-766-9033

Find it: 1242 North Shore Road, Algonquin Highlands, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 45.0759950
Longitude: -78.7097460