Three Hikes in Algonquin Park: Beaver Pond, Spruce Bog and Booth’s Rock

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.

atphoto_gallery_map_10084_475_14747311380141583710462View 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.

Spruce bogSpruce 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.

atphoto_gallery_map_10101_477_1474740836124-1425633049Trail where the old Train used to pass through.

Click on the BOX icon to make the Google Map full screen, to see all the photos I took and where they were taken. Click on the Blue photo 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.

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