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Tower Trail


The Tower Trail wanders through a majestic hardwood forest and offers a breathtaking lookout over the Almaguin Highlands. This trail was originally constructed by the MNR to access the old Fire Lookout Tower, and is now managed by Forgotten Trails, a volunteer trails group based out of South River. Look around for the original foundation blocks. Visitors should be prepared for a steep, extended climb, though the view at the top is worth it.



Safety Considerations: upper section of the trail is a single track with a grade that exceeds 50% incline - there is a sharp drop at the lookout summit - the trailbed is slippery in wet conditions - Forgotten Trails is working on it, but it is not maintained or signed at the moment, so use of the trail is at the individuals own risk - all of the Forgotten Trails include sections of uneven tread composed of sand, loose gravel, and rock.

A few routes feature rustic corduroy paths constructed from windfall to help bridge muddy areas - while the Forgotten Trails are routinely inspected, trail users should be prepared to ford over a new washout or clamber over a recently downed tree - trailhead may not be visible as signage is intermittent and may have been removed in some places.



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