Trail circles along 2 parallel ridges. Very demanding trail that visits five separate cliffs, offering great views of the park. Total vertical distance climbed is 1,200ft. The highest point is 560ft above the starting point.
From Huntsville, take Highway 60 East into Algonquin Park. The trail is on the right-hand side, 37.6km from the West Gate. The Parking lot is an aditional 2km from Highway 60.
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Posted By: simbacan
- Wed May 28 01:33:54 UTC 2008
UpsideSome pretty decent views. Good solid hike DownsideAfter the first initial cliff it gets pretty repetitive until just before the end. CommentNo single part of this is very demanding its the combined effect of up a hill down a hill over and over. I went after a good rain so most of the trail was under water but nothing good boots cant fix. I finished this trail in less than 2 1/2 hrs. I did not have any problems with insects i just used some good deet based spray
Posted By: thethomi
- Sat Sep 22 21:25:08 UTC 2007
UpsideThe local native organization sponsors an annual get-together so we enjoyed lunch over looking the activity and enjoying their magnificient drumming. Also found an amazing beaver dam. Never seen one so high--8 to 10 feet high!!!!! DownsideTrail from Coon Lake to main trail was very poorly marked and not well trodden. Nearly turned back. Fortunately we persevered. CommentWe do some variation of this trip each year on the same weekend. Cycled along the bike trail from Kearney Lake to the trailhead in the small camp site at Coon Lake. Took trail to look-out with a wonderful view of Whitefish Lake. After lunch returned the way we had come as we also had a long cycle back to campsite.
Posted By: Crisscross
- Mon Jul 16 16:09:33 UTC 2007
UpsideInteresting walk with nice views although it gets a bit repetitive. In excellent condition and marked well. Diverse regions include swamps and ponds. Not so interesting the second time. This is not a difficult trail - the length is nice for a half day hike or a slow day with a lot of resting. DownsideLots of people on it - crowds develop on overlooks. The information signs have little to do with the trail - they are about the park and its people. It was a centennial project. CommentThe best day hiking in Algonquin. Very carefully laid out and intended to maximize interest. Somewhat a victim of its own success with too many users.
Posted By: begemot
- Fri Jul 16 00:49:42 UTC 2004
UpsideNice day trail; not particularly demanding; lovely views; good interpretive guide available at trailhead.
Posted By: UpYerKilt
- Tue May 04 14:18:26 UTC 2004
UpsidePossibly the best day trail in Algonquin Park. Most difficult. Great views of the park DownsideNot many really. Some sections are through deep woods with little view. Blackflies eat you from late May to late June CommentAbsolutely love this trail. Many spectacular view. Excellent challenge. The trail guide says it can be completed in 6 hours. My girlfriend and I finished it just shy of 4 hours (at a steady pace).