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Hardwood Lookout Trail Trail

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Hardwood Lookout Trail is a 1 kilometre loop trail introducing you to the ecology of a typical Algonquin hardwood forest and culminates in a fine view of Smoke Lake and the surrounding hills.


1 kilometre loop

Location Location

Hardwood Lookout Trail is located at km 13.8 of Highway 60. Latitude/Longitude: 45.529795°, -78.705268°

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Difficulty Rating & Rationale


Algonquin Hardwood Forest Ecology

Features & Amenities

  • Scenic lookout over Smoke Lake
  • Parking
  • Historical cairn dedicated to Douglas McDonald Hains

Trail Guide

Hardwood Lookout Trail Guide

Rules and Regulations

Protecting Visitors


A valid Park permit is required for trail use.

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