Josee and I arrived early enough to beat the “fall rush”. We started with the furthest trail from Parry Sound, the Beaver Pond.
Beaver Pond Trail: The Beaver Pond Trail is located at km 45.2 in Algonquin Park. It is a fairly easy 1.9 kilometer trail. There are several board walks and wooden stair cases that make the trail easier. At the end of the trail there is a fantastic view of the trail.
View from the end of the Beaver Pond Trail.
Spruce Bog Trail: The Spruce Bog Trail is located at km 42.5. It is a very easy 1.5 km hike. It is a wheelchair accessible trail. The trail is mainly all board walks that goes through a spruce bog.
Booth’s Rock Trail: This is a slightly difficult 5.7 km trail located at km 40.3. It is advertised as a 5.1 km trail however, we went to visit the Barclay Estate remains which added a few hundred meters. This is a great hike that climbs up a hill overlooking Rock Lake. (photo at the top) After the lookout, the trail goes down a large wooden staircase. There is a detour to visit the old Barclay Estate which used to be owned by John Rudolphus Booth a lumber tycoon. From the Estate the trail follows where the old train used to run through Algonquin Park.
Trail where the old Train used to pass through.
Click on the icon to make the Google Map full screen, to see all the photos I took and where they were taken. Click on the symbol to see all the photos. There are 20 in total. I colour coded each hike: blue for Beaver Pond Trail, purple for Spruce Bog Trail, yellow for Booth’s Rock Trail.