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Mizzy Lake Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario - Hiking

Ontario, Canada


Difficulty Easy
Distance 11 KM



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Mizzy Lake Trail is an 10.8 km trail that requires an early start and a full day to do properly. No dogs are permitted on this trail. We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly. Good hiking shoes are needed. We didn't do this but it looks like on the map you can keep walking along the old railway line then go back along the road. The walk is quite long so know what you are getting in to. In terms of route we found the second half quite tiring.

Centennial ridge

This is one of the longest trails, 6 hours is recommended, but 5 or less is possible . long challenging hike. On a beautiful summer day our family completed this hike. For us seniors, it was challenging but doable, less strenuous then centennial ridge. Our kids found it not that hard as there is minimal hill climbing, Lots of...More. Great walk for fit, adventurous nature lovers. There are some beautiful spots on this trail, but the rocks and roots can make it tricky to navigate. This trail provides magnificent scenery and photo opportunities and a more of a challenging/ rewarding hike for those looking for something a little bit more testing.

Algonquin provincial park

The circuit is just over 11k and is classed as a 6 hour hike, although we did it in...More. Challenging trail, it took us over four hours to hike it. Many black bear footprints on the mud, right on the trail, but didn't get a chance to see one there. This trail is great for exploring the wildlife of Algonquin. We saw a moose, birds, lots of squirrels, frogs etc. 1/3 of the trail is completey flat and very easy to walk on. we went here in june to do some wildlife watching and hiking. the condition was dry when we went on the trail, but there where still a lot of...More. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | How the site works.

Loop trail

* TripAdvisor LLC is not a booking agent and does not charge any service fees to users of our site... Mizzy Lake Trail is a 11.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nipissing, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Apparently is quite good for spotting moose, and some other people on the trail in the morning saw a wolf but for me was average. The only tough part of the trail was the was the old railroad where the deer flies were relentless. We hiked in running shoes after a good rain a couple days before and made out just fine. We didn't see any major wildlife but we did see tons of tracks in the mud along with some screams/callings in the distance. None the less it was a great hike and we really felt like we got to see part of the park that we really wouldn't see any other way. Be sure to wear good shoes. Parts of the trail were very muddy, overall very rocky/lots of roots... make sure to wear good hiking shoes! Saw lots of painted turtles, signs of moose and deer but unfortunately no sightings. I'm not sure why everyone rated this hike 5/5. I did it on a warm Sunday afternoon and found the trail irritating in most places with ankle deep mud. The nicest, most scenic views are the half way stretch but was disappointed to find out lazy people could just drive and park their fat butts there. I saw dozens of people in that area but did not see anyone else on the trail. Nice to get out but I will not choose this hike again. Great place, I went there in summer and it was wonderful.

Changes to see wildlife

I wanted to love this trail. We hiked it in early November, and it may as well have been early spring. There was mud and mucky stuff all the way around, and we probably had to veer around these very wet areas at least 50 times in the course of the hike. Beautiful lakes with many chances for viewing wildlife. We saw a few herons, ravens, spruce grouse and an otter. We took about 6 hours to complete, including a lot of time to stop and look for wildlife.


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(705) 633-5572
Unorganized South Nipissing District, ON P0A, Canada

Rating and comments

Edward Williams
Edward Williams
Gorgeous trail with great chance to see wildlife like beaver and moose.
Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Mizzy Lake Trail is not what is advertised. It's not moderate...it should be rated difficult and strenuous. Also it's longer in time and distance than what it says online. Would be a good trail if it was properly labeled so that hikers could make informed decisions.
Jarred Ellisor
Jarred Ellisor
Moderate trail of approx 11km. Mostly flat with some elevation. Lots of mud spots today after rain 2 days ago. Wear proper shoes and long sleeves and pants to get by. Spotted a moose from afar and a few loons. Overall took 4 hours to completed. Nice way to spend the morning.
Angel Gibbs
Angel Gibbs
Definitely the easier one of the long trails. Mostly flat, compared with the other one, and parts are an old railway/road, so that part is easy to walk as well. On the other side, you wont have any lookouts on this one, its really "just" lakes.
Michael Gray
Michael Gray
Mizzy lake trail is a challenging trail. There are a lot of tree roots and rocks to walk over. We were able to see a moose,beaver and marten. There were also a lot of painted turtles and frogs to see. When using this trail mosquito repellent is a must. We were swarmed the entire trail. Hiking boots is also a must because of the rocks and roots.

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