Booth’s Rock in Algonquin Park: Trail Report

Booth’s Rock Trail is nothing short of magical. Guaranteed to bring out the outdoor wanderlust in us all, this is a must hike trail with endless sights. This trail was selected at near random, and I am OH SO thankful this one jumped out at us. A 5.1km hike of moderate difficulty, with lookouts, rich in history, and a true representation of our expansive foliage, this one is for the books!

Suggested Stops

You must stop at The Moccasin House at Opeongoutfiters south of the East Gates. Filled with beautiful handcrafted goods it’s never been easier to support local. : 29902 Hwy 60, Box 123 Whitney, Ontario K0J 2M0

Important Insights

Daily vehicle permit: $18.00 Valid 9:00A.M. to 10:00P.M; free entrance for military and veterans residing in Ontario Mon-Fri; senior and persons with disabilities discount also available (http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/visit/general_park_info/fees-day-use.php)

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) people.⁠ It is important as avid hikers and stewards of the land, to acknowledge and understand the full story our surroundings along with the people that care for her, both past and present. As sourced from native-land.ca, if there are corrections please send to victoria@girlgonegood.com.

Land Management

Booth's Rock trail is within and managed by Algonquin Provincial Park.

Suggested Stops

You must stop at The Moccasin House at Opeongoutfiters south of the East Gates. Filled with beautiful handcrafted goods it’s never been easier to support local. : 29902 Hwy 60, Box 123 Whitney, Ontario K0J 2M0

GPS Coordinates

45.51830284673269, -78.39934904396956

Street Address

Rock Lake Road, 8 km south of Highway 60, Algonquin Highlands, ON K0J 2M0

Directions

Take the 417 West, continuing on Hwy 17 West. Take Hwy 60 towards Renfrew. Stay on Hwy 60 with signs for Eganville, turning left to remain on Hwy 60 at Bulger and Cobden Rd. Follow Hwy 60 through Madawaska. Stop at the East Gates of Algonquin Park (you can’t miss them!) to obtain a park pass. A short 20 minute drive will bring you to your next left turn onto Rock Lake Road. Follow Rock Lake Road to the end, passing through a campground on your right, to the trailhead.

Parking

Large parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

Outhouses located at the parking lot.

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

18

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

Available from Ontario Parks.

Trailhead

Located at the parking lot.

Number of Trails

1

Total Distance (km)

5

Elevation Gain (m)

184

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Woodlands, Interpretive Signs

Activities

Hiking, Geocaching

Dogs

Permitted on-leash: there are a handful of lookouts making this dangerous for even the best-behaved dogs – don’t risk it!