Kate’s Lake in Mississippi Mills: Hiking Guide

Kate’s Lake is one of those hikes that you definitely should take a look through the hike guide before venturing out. The two trail options to reach the lake are unmarked and cell reception is spotty at best.

Suggested Stops

It was a fantastic day first visiting Almonte (and my fave stops at Cheerfully Made and Equator Coffee) then heading out to find this hike. Kate’s Lake is one of the 23 hikes listed in the Perth Hiking Guide print out created by GirlGoneGood for Perth Tourism!

Important Insights

There is absolutely a decent amount of fauna in the area including deer and black bears. None seen on my hike however! Be sure you brush up on your Bear Wise Protocols and know how to appropriately react if you spot one. Chances are, they’ll leave you alone, but you still need to know how your protocols for black bears specifically. Also note that many trails, including these ones, are on lands that are used for hunting.⁠

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

Unmanaged trails.

Suggested Stops

It was a fantastic day first visiting Almonte (and my fave stops at Cheerfully Made and Equator Coffee) then heading out to find this hike. Kate’s Lake is one of the 23 hikes listed in the Perth Hiking Guide print out created by GirlGoneGood for Perth Tourism!

GPS Coordinates

45.17570212088717, -76.49596664397806

Street Address

Concession Rd 6 North Darling, Clayton, ON K0A 1P0

Directions

Take the 417W and exit at March Rd. Head left (southwest) on March Rd through Almonte and continue South as it turns into Wolf Grove Rd. Take a right (west) on Tatlock Rd (County Rd 9). Follow Tatlock Rd through Clayton, and eventually take a sharp right on Concession 6 Rd North Darling. The parking is the pull off across from 1040 Concession 6 Rd North Darling.

Parking

Small parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception

No

Washrooms

None. Follow Leave No Trace toileting guidelines

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

None

Trailhead

See trail details.

Number of Trails

2

Total Distance (km)

6

Elevation Gain (m)

30

Cell Reception

No

Features

Woodlands, Marshlands

Activities

Hiking

Dogs

Permitted on-leash.