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Western Uplands Backpacking Trail


Algonquin Park has three backpacking trails which have been designed for overnight users who wish to spend two or more days hiking and camping in the Park interior. Rules and regulations every backpacker should know and follow are outlined, as well as directions to using the reservation system. Each of the three trails has its own scale and map displaying designated campsites.

This trail is in the wilderness and the hazards may include black bear, porcupine and seasonally thick black flies/mosquitos. There may also be wet areas. The Western Uplands Backpacking Trail can be accessed from either the Highway 60 corridor at km 3 (i.e., 3 km east of the West Gate), or from the Rain Lake Access Point approximately 35 km east from Highway 11 at the village of Emsdale. The Western Uplands has several loops ranging from 32 km to 88 km in length.

For more information contact the Friends of Algonquin Park, The Friends of Algonquin Park operate two excellent bookstores - one at the Algonquin Visitor Centre and another at the Algonquin Logging Museum.


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