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I really enjoyed doing the Booth's Rock Trail which is located at km 40.5 from the west entrance of Algonquin Park. The hike is 5.1 km long and takes about 2 hours to do. The brochure says it a moderate hike to do, but the trail guide classifies it as difficult. I wouldn't say this hike is difficult to do, but the first part is quite tiring because it is a long climb uphill. But when you've done that the view is fantastic! You are now 120 meters above the lake standing at a cliff. Beware though if you go in the afternoon that the sun will be coming from that direction, so taking photos is very hard to do as you have to take pictures into the sunslight. I didn't know this before I started the hike, so of course I found out to late.... when I was standing on top of the cliff. The view still was great though, but you better do the hike early morning or toward the late afternoon.
This trail also visits two lakes.The returning part of the hike is very easy to walk. First down from the cliff with a couple of stairs and than along the lakeshore on an abandoned railway, so that means smooth walking :-) .
Directions: Booth's Rock Trail is at a sideroad of highway 60, 40.3 km from the west gate of Algonquin Park. Follow the sideroad for 8 kilometers and you will get at the start of the trail.
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