Highland Backpacking Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park

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TripAdvisor
  • Just finished my 3 day/2 night solo trip in the middle of November. Cold fall temperatures, with a tiny bit of ice sheets forming on some stagnant pond waters. First night spent on a site on the West ...  more »
  • Like Maple Leaf Lake and Maggie Lake on the Upldands trail - you will find lots of garbage at some of the sites around Provoking Lake. Head to the second loop with Head Lake and bring a water purifier...  more »
  • Well, we're at it again! The sweetie and I decided to load up some backpacks and tackle the Highland backpacking trail in Algonquin park. Now, we did the big loop which is recommended that you take 3-...  more »
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  • As beginners, this was a perfect trail for us! It's scenic, mostly shaded, some small climbs and you're rewarded with great secluded camping grounds after a manageable track of around 5km at Provoking Lake. There's also a waterfall at the half-way mark!
  • Great start if your getting into backpacking, then you can start picking off the western uplands loops, easy hiking,provoking,head and harness are beautiful,faya is worth visiting to,only 1 site. Back of loop extremely buggy,and boring. Worth considering going back out from harness the same way you came in,you won't be missing anything , sites close to that end of provoking you can barely call a site
  • Really nice backpacking trail with a few really cool views. A really great way for beginners to spend a few days in the bush.
  • Great trail. Busy trail for backpacking but not busy for a long hike.