Beaver Pond Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park

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  • The Beaver Pond Trail was the nearest hike from the East Gate - where you can visit the information center and purchase your permit. The trail is a 2.0 km loop, with gentle slope. It’s doable even for...  more »
  • Every trail in Algonquin is meant to be an outdoor classroom, with trail guides available at the trail head, and posts to stop and observe significant features being highlighted along the way. The Bea...  more »
  • Nice short trail with an elevated portion near the end which offers a spectacular view of the surrounding area. The 2nd beaver dam is quite remarkable and you can see how the water is completely block...  more »
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  • Beaver Pond Trail was our first family walk in Algonquin Park. The weather was very warm and sunny, so plenty of suncream, sun block and water. The paths were all well kept on the trails, whether it was boardwalk above the marshes or paths through the woods. Everywhere provided a wonderful viewpoint for photographs and we learnt a great deal from the information points and our walk guide that we bought from the West Gate Visitor Gate. Highly recommend the trail brochures and they cost very little. We were amazed to learn how the beaver changes its environment, but no spoilers here. We did see beavers, our first, and we saw a number of birds, chipmunks, butterflies, dragonflies ... I will recommend hats and bug spray especially in June. Personally this was one of my favourite walk I have ever completed.
  • Let's say you are in Algonquin Park to see the fall colours. You purchased the Park pass for your vehicle so you want to stop somewhere to take a walk in the forest to get a more immersive experience. So, Beaver Pond Trail? Yes! It's a great trail to try if you want something relatively short. At about 2 kilometres long, it takes less than an hour at a leisurely pace for adults. It will be challenging if you are not fully mobile because there are mild elevation changes and you have to watch your step over some rocky parts. I have not seen any beavers in the ponds. But it is really cool how the pine needles fall down on you like rain with the wind... there are less deciduous trees here for leaves to do the same. You will be out of sight of the highway as you follow the trail and you will be surrounded by the forest, water and sky. Here I find myself to be more relaxed and I take note of things I may normally not, like all the various fungi around. Maybe you too will find your own balance, moments and sights here on Beaver Pond Trail. It just has that effect on you! Enjoy!
  • Coming in at 2.0 km this is a fairly easy hike. Any difficult elevation gain has been covered up by wooden staircases. The catch is when it rains the wood becomes very slippery. There are several ponds and a great panoramic view at the end of the hike. Like most hikes in the park it is best done in the fall. However make sure to get there early as it gets busy fast because of its short length.
  • The reflection of the sky on water with spectacular scenery are awesome!!! And you can meet crane, frog 🐸 and tadpoles, beautiful dragonfly. This walking trail is so exciting. Highly recommend here :)
  • Great trail with some varied terrain (wear proper footwear folks). Has some really nice views from higher cliffs. Read the book on the walk, lots of good information on the beavers. We have seen them active here in the past.

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