Western Uplands Backpacking Trail
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)
- Western Uplands Backpacking Trail is located at km 3.0 of Highway 60 or from the Rain Lake Access Point
- Latitude/Longitude: km 3.0 of Highway 60 = 45.463177°, -78.797785° or the Rain Lake Access Point = 45.603500°, -78.952518°.
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- 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
- Picnic ground at Highway 60 trailhead
- Scenic lookouts
- Glacial erractic boulders
- Lakes and rivers
- Rain Lake Ranger Cabin
Permit Pick-up Location
- A valid camping permit is required for trail use.
- Highland Backpacking Trail
- Eastern Pines Backpacking Trail
- Backpacking Trails of Algonquin Provincial Park
- Interpretive Walking Trails