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Western Uplands Backpacking Trail Backpacking


Western Uplands is an overnight backpacking trail with loops of 32 - 88 kilometres in length. The trail can be accessed from the Western Uplands Backpacking Trailhead/Oxtongue River Picnic Ground or the Rain Lake Access Point.


  • 32 to 88 km (3 loops)


Operating Dates

  • Open year-round.

Difficulty Rating & Rationale

Difficult. Steep climbs, side slopes and sharp turns.

The trailhead area of the Western Uplands Backpacking Trail is prone to flooding during late April and early May, contact Algonquin Park Information for more information.

Features & Amenities

  • Parking
  • Bathrooms
  • Picnic ground at Highway 60 trailhead
  • Scenic lookouts
  • Glacial erractic boulders
  • Lakes and rivers
  • Rain Lake Ranger Cabin

Access Point Office

Trail Map

Rules and Regulations

Protecting Visitors

Equipment Rental


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Related Information


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