The Eastern Pines Backpacking Trail comprises of three interlocking loops, situated in the northeast corner of Algonquin Park.
Plan a short walk or an overnight hike and enjoy the sandy beaches of Grand Lake, scenic views of forests, spectacular cliffs, wildlife, glacial boulders and the High Falls. The trail starts at Achray, where the painter, Tom Thomson, worked as a forest ranger in 1916 and, overlooking Grand Lake, he painted the famous Jack Pine.
With both 6 and 15km Loops, the brand new Eastern Pines Backpacking Trail gives you two options. The latter of which is obviously much more time consuming. If you are planning on camping overnight (fees apply), sites are located along the way. You may want to make reservations in order to guarantee your place. Regardless of which option you choose, the scenery is nothing other than stunning.
This being said, nonetheless, the 15-km High Falls loop will take you to a magnificent set of waterfalls-a place where many take the opportunity to relax and enjoy a snack.
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