Highland Backpacking Trail
- Address: Nipissing, Unorganized, South Part, ON, Canada, Algonquin Park
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Point Of Interest
Highland Backpacking Trail is located in Nipissing district in Canada. The forty kilometer trail is moderately difficult and perfect for amateur hikers who are ready for a taxing terrain. There are a couple of lakes in this densely forested area. Camp around the Harness Lake as there are some lovely sites around here. Hike towards Faya Lake as it is tucked away in the lush green beauty. Muddy patches, rocky paths, and steep slopes make it challenging to explore the woods. If you want to experience the feeling of solitude in the heart of nature, take this short backpacking trip.
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49.11% of people who visit Algonquin Park include Highland Backpacking Trail in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
50.94% of people start their Highland Backpacking Trail visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Highland Backpacking Trail
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Highland Backpacking Trail Reviews & Ratings
very nice trail to be done off season (as in not to be too crowded). Later fall and late winter or early spring, are good times to go. (no bugs :-) )
Highland backpacking trail is a really nice escape from the rest of Algonquin's day trails. It allows for easy to reach views, beaches and landscapes. Hope to come back again to enjoy this maybe with some more time instead of crushing the km's. If going here make sure to clean up any little litter, some litter may fall here accidentally or by other means, but hope to keep things tidy.
Hiked the 35km solo counter clockwise. The last campsite I came across on Head Lake was excellent, as was the second campsite I came to on East Provoking Lake. Lots of elevation changes and muddy spots. Bring good footwear. Sept 18-20th was a great time to hike due to warm days, cool nights and no bugs.
Speaks for itself. We did the full second loop in two days instead of the recommended 3+ days. Such a work out but the views and the calm were worth it! The photos are from Harness Lake... 10/10 would do again. Canoeing/ kayaking would be a great as well, but I believe it's a different start point for the portage.
We strolled through the beautiful white pines.