The essence of Algonquin is in its vast interior of maple hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes. The only way to explore the interior of this park is by canoe or on foot. There is also a second Algonquin – along the 56 kilometre stretch of Highway 60. Here you can enjoy camping at one of eight campgrounds, hike one of 14 trails, take part in extensive Natural Heritage Education programs, and visit Algonquin’s exceptional Visitor Centre, Logging Museum and Art Centre.

Whiskey Rapids Trail located at km 7.2 – 2.1 km (1.5hours) moderate
Latitude: 45.485398
Longitude: -78.756271
This looped trail leads along the Oxtongue River to scenic Whiskey Rapids. The trail guide discusses the ecology and history of an Algonquin river.

Hardwood Lookout Trail located at km 13.8km – 0.8 km (1 hour) moderate
Latitude: 45.528702
Longitude: -78.705949
This walk introduces the visitor to the ecology of a typical Algonquin hardwood forest and culminates in a fine view of Smoke Lake and the surrounding hills.

Mizzy Lake Trail located at km 15.4 – 11 km (4-5 hours) moderate.
Latitude: 45.542422
Longitude: -78.695316
This trail requires an early start and a full day to do properly. It visits nine ponds and small lakes and affords some of the best chances to see wildlife in the Parkway Corridor. Dogs are not permitted on the trail.

Peck Lake Trail located at km 19.2 – 1.9 km (1 hour) moderate.
Latitude: 45.547449
Longitude: -78.648729
This trail circumnavigates the shoreline of Peck Lake. The trail guide explores the ecology of a typical Algonquin lake.

Track and Tower Trail located at km 25km – 7.7 km (3 hours) moderate
Latitude: 45.560240
Longitude: -78.577272
This looped trail features a spectacular lookout over Cache Lake. An optional 5.5 km side trip follows an abandoned railway to Mew Lake.

Hemlock Bluff Trail located at km 27.2 – 3.5 km (2 hours) moderate.
Latitude: 45.564846
Longitude: -78.551855
This trail leads through a mixed forest to an impressive view of Jack Lake.

Bat Lake Trail located at km 30 – 5.6 km (2.5 hours) moderate

Latitude: 45.577008     Longitude: -78.521885
This looped trail introduces the hiker to basic park ecology while visiting a beautiful hemlock stand, a fine lookout, and acidic Bat Lake.

Two Rivers Trail located a km 31 – 2.1km (1 hour) moderate
Latitude: 45.579677
Longitude: -78.512986
This looped trail includes an easy climb to a pine-clad cliff.

Centennial Ridges Trail located at km 37.6 – 10 km (3-4 hours) strenuous
This demanding loop rewards the hiker with spectacular viewing along two high ridges.
Lookout Trail located at km 39.7 – 1.9km (1 hour) moderate
Latitude: 45.578876
Longitude: -78.406621
This trail is relatively steep and rugged but affords the hiker with a magnificent view of several hundred square kilometres of Algonquin.

Big Pines Trail located at km 40.3 – 2.9 km (2 hours) moderate
Latitude: 45.580421
Longitude: -78.399346
This trail visits spectacularly large, old growth White Pine and the remains of an 1880s logging camp.

Booth’s Rock Trail located at km 40.5 – 5.1 km (2 hours) moderate
Latitude: 45.518071
Longitude: -78.399392
This trail visits two lakes and a spectacular lookout, returning via an abandoned railway.

Spruce Bog Boardwalk located at km 42.5 – 1.5 km (1hour) easy
Latitude: 45.587075
Longitude: -78.373091
Several boardwalk sections in the looped trail give you an excellent close-up look of two typical northern Black Spruce bogs. The trail is located right off of the Highway 60 corridor, making it very accessible for bird watching.

Beaver Pond Trail located at km 45.2 – 2 km (1 hour) moderate
Latitude: 45.592226
Longitude: -78.340170
This trail provides excellent views of two beaver ponds.

Algonquin Logging Museum Trail at km 54.5 – 1.3km (1 hour)
Latitude: 45.543765
Longitude: -78.263225
This trail and exhibits summarizes the logging history of the Algonquin area. Features a re-created camboose camp and a fascinating steam-powered amphibious tug called an “alligator”.


High Falls Hiking Trail – 1.9 km, 30 minutes 1 way or 1 hour for return
Starting from the High Falls parking area, the trail follows an old road through a Red Pine plantation. It then becomes a footpath northward through hardwood forests on the west side of the York River. The trail connects with the first portage on the river then branches off to a rock point north of High Falls. From the end of the trail you have a view of the top of the rapids upstream of High Falls and a view downstream of the falls.

Scorch Lake Lookout Trail – less than 1 km, moderate
Although this 942 m trail is very steep, it’s well worth the 20 minute climb to see the spectacular view of Scorch Lake.

Bruton Farm Hiking Trail
The Bruton Farm Hiking Trail is 2.4 km in length and takes about an hour to walk one way.


Barron Canyon Trail 1.5 km (1 hour) moderate
Latitude: 45.889704
Longitude: -77.635979
This trail leads to and runs along the north rim of the spectacular 100m deep Barron Canyon. The trail guide uses six stops to explain the formation and history of the canyon. Caution: This trail travels by an unfenced cliff, keep children close by and pets on a leash at all times. It is located 10 km from the Sand Lake Gate entrance to the park and 35 km in total from the junction of the Barron Canyon Road and the Trans Canada Highway.

Berm Lake Trail – 4.5 km (2 hours) moderate

The trail circles Berm Lake and runs through pine and oak forests typical of the area. A trail guide discusses the ecology of a pine forest. This trail is accessed from the Achray Campground.


Brent Crater Trail – 2 km (1.5 hours) strenuous
The Brent Crater was formed when a meteorite crashed to earth thousands of years ago. From a wooden observation tower overlooking the crater, the trail descends to the crater floor before looping back to the starting point. Six interpretive stops relate some of the geological and historical significance of this unique feature. This trail is accessed from the Brent Campground.

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ALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK TRAILS are some of the best hiking and nature trails in Nipissing District.

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Length: Lots of trails with varying lengths
Difficulty: Difficult (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: None
Fees: Park entrance fees

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: picnic areas, washrooms

Attractions: Boadwalks, lookouts, waterfalls

Phone: 705-633-5572

Find it: Highway 60

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 45.5841350
Longitude: -78.3595890