Best Backpacking in Ontario

This list represents the most popular backpacking in Ontario. Use this list to plan your next Ontario backpacking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Bruce Peninsula National Park Trails


Bruce Peninsula National Park is actually three parks in one. Hikers who like sandy, flat beach walks will appreciate Dorcas Bay, on the shores of Lake Huron to the west of Highway 6. Those who prefer…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Tobermory, ON - Backpacking, Hiking - 16.2 miles Best Trail in on - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Ulysses Travel Guides

#2. Lake Superior Provincial Park Trails


In many ways, the history of Lake Superior Provincial Park, a 155,600ha (384,332-acre) region on the shores of Lake Superior is a microcosm of Canadian history. Thanks to the volcanoes and earthquakes…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Wawa, ON - Backpacking, Hiking - 79.4 miles Best Trail in on - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Killarney Provincial Park Trails


Ask anybody about Killarney Provincial Park and they’ll tell you about clear blue lakes, white hills, pink granite ridges, cranberries and lots of sugar maples–plus pine, cedar, oak, black cherry and…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Sudbury, ON - Backpacking, Hiking - 67.6 miles Best Trail in on - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. Bon Echo Provincial Park Trails


Bon Echo Rock on Mazinaw Lake has been an important spiritual site for at least the past 300 to 1,000 years during which it’s estimated the more than 260 Algonkian pictographs on it were completed. Th…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Cloyne, ON - Backpacking, Hiking - 19 miles Best Trail in on - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#5. Pukaskwa National Park Trails


Part of the mystique of Pukaskwa National Park comes from its location on the shores of Lake Superior, the largest by surface area–and possibly coldest– freshwater lake in the world. The lake’s averag…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Marathon, ON - Backpacking, Hiking - 41 miles Best Trail in on - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Sleeping Giant Provincial Park Trails


While many have tried to explain why the peninsula across from Thunder Bay looks like Gulliver in the land of the Lilliputians, Blackduck legend says it best. Long ago, before our time, a giant named…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Thunder Bay, ON - Backpacking, Hiking - 41.5 miles
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#7. Sault Trails and Recreation System Trails


The Sault Trails and Recreation System (STAR) covers Hiawatha Highlands, Kinsmen Park, Wishart Park and the Tarentorus Fish Culture Station. There are three main trail systems: the Crystal Creek Syste…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Backpacking, Hiking - 24 miles
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#8. Neys Provincial Park Trails


Neys Provincial Park protects the 6,485 hectares (16,018 acres) that make up the Coldwell Peninsula, including parts of the landscape that form islands within Lake Superior. The largest of these, know…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Marathon, ON - Backpacking, Hiking - 12.7 miles
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#9. Casque-Isles Hiking Trail


When local resident Thomas D. McGrath and his friends began blazing a 25km (15.5mi) trail between Terrace Bay and Schreiber 20 years ago, they aroused enthusiasm for hiking in the local community. Fou…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Schreiber, ON - Backpacking, Hiking - 32 miles
Published by Ulysses Travel Guides

#10. Ottawa-Carlton Trailway


One of the great benefits of converting abandoned rail lines to trails is the preservation of a piece of our history. The route followed by the Ottawa-Carleton Trailway is that of the long-forgotten C…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Stittsville, ON - Backpacking, Hiking - 26.25 miles
Published by Goose Lane Editions