The Big Pines Trail, Algonquin Park, Ontario Canada


Trail length km – 2.9
Located at km – 40.3
Estimated difficulty – moderate
Time needed – 2 Hours

This is one of the few trails where you can see old growth Eastern White Pines which were heavily logged in Algonquin Park. You will visit the remains of an old logging camp from the 1880’s.

The interpretive guide discusses the pine ecology and Algonquin’s logging history. Most of the large white pines are located near the start of the trail. Marker 3 is where one of the largest trees is located.

Some of the Eastern White Pines escaped being logged as they weren’t straight. The pines that were logged were mainly used in the shipbuilding industry for large masts. These trees were ideal for use as they were mostly branchless until nearer the top.

Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept leashed.

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Photos of this trail taken by algonquinpark.com