Highland Backpacking Trail Backpacking

Backpacking Trails Map of Algonquin Provincial ParkDescription


  • 19 and 35 kilometre loops


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

Operating Dates

Difficulty Rating & Rationale

  • Difficult. Steep climbs, side slopes and sharp turns.

Features & Amenities

  • Parking
  • Bathrooms
  • Scenic lookouts
  • Lakes and rivers

Trail Map

The Backpacking Trails Map of Algonquin Provincial Park is the essential trip planning map-brochure that outlines detailed routes, campsite locations, required equipment, how to make campsite reservations, and important safety information.

Backcountry Permits

Make a reservation for your backcountry camping permit up to 5 months in advance. Permits are only available online or via telephone.


A valid camping permit is required for trail use.

Equipment Rental

Do you need to rent a canoe, tent, or other camping equipment? Find a business that can supply some or all of the required equipment for your backcountry trip.

Nearby Attractions

Related Information


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Special regulations for Algonquin's special fishery.