A very popular trail system, it mostly gets busy with families, tourists, and people training after 9am on the weekends. With 6 lookouts, hiking manitou mountain (versus just eagles nest) is recommended. There is geocaching onsite.
There are a lot of fantastic spots to stop in Calabogie like the Red Neck Bistro, Oh-el-la Cafe, and Neat Cafe. If you're looking for a place to picnic, there's always the Burnstown beach.
The cliff side at Eagles Nest is a popular location for climbers during all seasons. Do not throw/kick rocks or other objects over the cliff as this can seriously injure (or worse) climbers below.
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 of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manitou Mountain trails and Eagles Nest is managed by the Township of Greater Madawaska. The townships manages three main hiking trail locations; Manitou Mountain, Griffith Uplands, and the Madawaska Nordic trail.
Barrett Chute Rd, Calabogie, ON K0J 1H0
From Ottawa take hwy 417 west, following hwy 17 west at the split going towards Arnprior. Once past Arnprior, keep an eye out for Calabogie Rd (Route 508) on left. Continue on Route 508 past Burnstown towards Calabogie Ski Hill. Trailheads are located at the eastern and western ends of the Manitou Mountain corridor. The eastern trailhead is found on Barrett Chute Rd., 1.6 km east of Calabogie Peaks Resort. The western trailhead is found on Calabogie Rd/#508 only 2.7 km west of Calabogie Peaks Resort.
There is a parking lot at both the Barrett Chute trailhead and the Eagles Nest trailhead.
The Eagles Nest trail is an easy and enjoyable 1.5km hike. You can either hike up Little Pines Trail or follow the log road until you pass a pond on the left, afterwards watch for signage and a trail leading up to Eagles Nest on the right.
The Manitou Mountain trail is a moderate 9+km hike with six lookouts total that overlook the Ottawa valley. The mountain is a great spot of hill training, no matter the season!