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Better than I could have hoped for

My wife, dog and me hiked this trail mid April knowing that the weather could have been hit or... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Martin V
Great trail but take plenty of mosquito repellant!

We hiked the 19 km loop around Provoking Lake from Lake of Two Rivers campground which is a total... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Karen L
Franklin, Tennessee
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Km 29.7 of Highway 60, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

My wife, dog and me hiked this trail mid April knowing that the weather could have been hit or miss. It was a total hit. We had perfect hiking weather. The trail is moderate to challenging but well marked and kept. Some trees were down...More

1  Thank Martin V
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We hiked the 19 km loop around Provoking Lake from Lake of Two Rivers campground which is a total of 28.6 km (including a detour on the way back to the campsite when we took a "short cut') in just under 8 hours. The trail...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Algonquin in the fall is my idea of heaven. Crowds are reduced, bugs practically non-existent, daytime temps are warm and nights are cool. Hot and cold running loons, nice, secluded sites with beautiful views.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

I was about to solo hike the 35km but I only had one day so I decided to just take my time. I first camped by provoking lake and met really nice travelers. For sunset on my first night, I walked 30 minutes to the...More

5  Thank Rebekah P
Reviewed 15 September 2017

My wife and I did a number of the shorter trails along Hwy 60 while staying in Algonquin for a few days. I was looking for something more challenging and did the short loop of the Highland trail as a day hike. I hiked the...More

4  Thank Frank B
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The 35 Km hike around the long loop provides sufficient hills to challenge the legs and the pack-laden back. If its raining, the paths become brooks in many locations, making the hills even more difficult. The views of Provoking and Harness Lake are quite scenic...More

3  Thank Diverdan28
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The Highlands Trail (the big loop) is not the most scenic hike in Algonquin, and the elevation changes provide a challenge, but the experience is beautiful. Visited with two friends -- both fit and experienced backpackers -- and each of us was hammock camping. We...More

2  Thank DecoDoppler
Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 end of Provoking. The site was the...More

8  Thank chris_mcquarrie
Reviewed 18 August 2016

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 as the water is silty -...More

6  Thank Mischa S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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 3-4 days to do, but we foolishly booked only...More

11  Thank average_shulb
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3 February 2018|
Response from DecoDoppler | Reviewed this property |
Two buddies and I did the complete loop with two nights camping. So, yes, it is doable if you're in reasonable shape. Beautiful too.
3 May 2017|
Response from heathert2211 |
Everywhere in algonquin you have to make a reservation and check in at the nearest gate before you head out to your site. Hope this helps :) happy hiking!