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1 night, loop #3

This was my first time doing this trail. I started from the Hwy 60 access point 9:00am on Saturday... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Marc D

No sweeping vistas to be seen on this trail - and that's okay! If you're looking for a hike to test... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2015
Rich R
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Came here for the Canada Day Long Weekend. Algonquin had a thunderstorm thr night before, so the trails and what not were all wet. We arrived by the trail head at 8 45 and started our trek towards West Otter Lake 25 KM in. We...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This was my first time doing this trail. I started from the Hwy 60 access point 9:00am on Saturday and did the trail counter clockwise ending up at Pincher Lake (South) by about 8:15pm. I set off on Sunday around 8:20, but due to a...More

Thank Marc D
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I did a solo hike here last winter, I was cruisin for a bruisin and did about 14 hours straight with a couple hour camp nap and another 10+ hours out, super intense workout and completely worth it! The later 10+ hour portion of the...More

1  Thank J-and-DRE
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My wife and I (and my dog) did this trail last year. We absolutly loved it but it was extremely challenging and difficult. There are some very steep hills and sometimes you question whether or not you're still on the trail. After we finsihed, the...More

Thank JamesA1523
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I am a 50-something dad who thought I would try loop #1 of the Western Uplands Trail with my 20-something son, as he enjoys trekking with his buddies and he is to be married soon. I thought if we split up the loop into 3...More

4  Thank tbone16
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Its been years since I did the medium loop in the Western Uplands Backpack Trail but the experience was very nice. I am from Pennsylvania and am used to very rocky terrain so the general gentle slopes of the trail weren't difficult and the camp...More

2  Thank Steven J
Reviewed 14 October 2015

THERE IS NO WATER SOURCE AT THE SITE ON ISHKUDAY LAKE!!! I'm writing this so that no hikers get stuck there with out water. If you have to book there bring it in from either Islet Lake, Brown Lake or Rain Lake depending which direction...More

7  Thank Mischa S
Reviewed 18 July 2015

No sweeping vistas to be seen on this trail - and that's okay! If you're looking for a hike to test your mettle, experience some raw nature and hang out on some awesome interior lakes, then this may well be for you. As the previous...More

2  Thank Rich R
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

This trail really had its ups and downs. In many places trail markers were non existant and campsites were shut down. Without a map and good sense of direction, we would have been very lost multiple times. The mosquitoes were insane!! So don't make the...More

2  Thank alex k
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