High Lonesome Nature Reserve: Trail Report

There are up to 8kms of trails on this 200 acre property. The beauty is that there are a multitude of side trail loops which gives us the options to hike as short or as long as we want. If you take the outermost loops then you can hike just over 4kms in one circuit.

Suggested Stops

Almonte or Pakenham

Important Insights

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

High Lonesome Nature Reserve is managed by Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT). The have 8 properties, of which 4 are open to the public to visit and hike. Their mission is “To legally protect and steward private lands having ecological, biodiverse, aesthetic, and cultural value and to foster engagement with wilderness.”

Suggested Stops

Almonte or Pakenham

GPS Coordinates

45.33247370000964, -76.3723257171748

Street Address

867 Carbine Rd, Pakenham, ON K0A 2X0

Directions

Hwy 417 West. Take exit March Rd. Turn left (west) on March Rd and drive straight into Almonte. As you’re leaving Almonte, turn right on county rd 29. Turn left on Clayton Rd then you’re first right on Ramsay Concession Rd 8. In 1.5 km entrance will on on the right and clearly marked.

Parking

Small parking area, be sure not to block the property entrance

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

Outhouses near trailhead and main building.

Accessibility

None. These trails are rugged in areas with overgrowth.

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

Available from MMLT.

Trailhead

Located at the main building (walk the road in and follow signs)

Number of Trails

14

Total Distance (km)

8

Elevation Gain (m)

61

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Woodlands, Ecological Significance, Interpretive Signs, Old Oak, Ponds

Activities

Hiking, Birding, Snowshoeing

Dogs

Permitted on-leash. Absolutely no off-leash permitted. See the Ultimate Guide to Hiking with Dogs in Ottawa and Region.