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Highland Backpacking Trail Backpacking


  • Highland Backpacking Trail is an overnight backpacking trail with loops of 19 and 35 kilometres in length. The challenging trail can be accessed from the Highland Backpacking Trailhead near the Mew Lake Campground.


  • 19 and 35 kilometre loops

Location Location

  • Highland Backpacking Trail is located at km 29.7 of Highway 60.
  • Latitude/Longitude: 45.573014°, -78.525263°

Operating Dates

  • Open year-round

Difficulty Rating & Rationale

  • Difficult. Steep climbs, side slopes and sharp turns.
  • Contact Algonquin Park for more information about trail conditions.

Features & Amenities

  • Parking
  • Bathrooms
  • Scenic lookouts
  • Lakes and rivers

Access Point Office

Trail Map

Rules and Regulations

Protecting Visitors

Equipment Rental


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