Algonquin Provincial Park

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Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
latitude: 45.72, longitude: -78.25
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Algonquin Provincial Park is a provincial park in Ontario at latitude 45°43′12.00″ North, longitude 78°15′00.00″ West.

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Algonquin Provincial Park in located in central Ontario, Canada.

Tagging Guidelines

Hiking Trails

All hiking trails should be tagged with highway=footway.

Official Park Hiking Trails

For official park hiking trails, such as the interpretive trails along Highway 60, use the following tags:

These tags seem the most sensible from my experience in the area. Feel free to suggest improvements/changes on the Discussion page. Didymops 21:40, 8 November 2012 (UTC)


Official Hiking Trails

Interpretive Day Hiking Trails

Trail Name Tagged? GPS Trace? Notes
Algonquin Logging Museum Trail Yes Yes Didymops (talk) 22:24, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
Barron Canyon Trail
Bat Lake Trail
Beaver Pond Trail Yes Yes but way could be better adjusted Didymops (talk) 15:56, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Berm Lake Trail
Big Pines Trail Yes Yes Didymops (talk) 15:47, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Booth's Rock Trail Yes Yes Didymops (talk) 20:18, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Brent Crater and Tower Trail
Centennial Ridges Trail Yes Yes Didymops (talk) 16:01, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Hardwood Lookout Trail Yes Yes Didymops (talk) 17:16, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Hemlock Bluff Trail Yes Partial. Need complete survey. Didymops (talk) 16:24, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Jack Pine Trail
Lookout Trail Yes Yes Didymops (talk) 16:25, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Mizzy Lake Trail Yes Yes Didymops (talk) 16:58, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Peck Lake Trail Yes Yes Didymops (talk) 16:47, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Spruce Bog Boardwalk Trail Yes Yes Need to add new bridge. Didymops (talk) 21:15, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Track and Tower Trail Yes Partial There is one GPS trace of this trail. Part of this trail is shared with The Old Railway Bike Trail and a site survey may be needed to determine which section this is. Also needed is a survey of the trailhead parking lot and its road. It would be nice to be able to mark the staircase that runs up to the lookout point on the south loop of the trail. Didymops 03:03, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
Two Rivers Trail Yes Yes Need survey of parking lot area. Didymops 01:47, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
Whiskey Rapids Trail Yes Yes Didymops (talk) 17:18, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Overnight Backpacking Trails

Trail Name Tagged? GPS Trace? Notes
Highland Backpacking Trail
Western Uplands Backpacking Trail Partial Partial Only small section mapped with GPS survey. Need more surveys!!! Didymops (talk) 17:30, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Official Cycling Trails

There are 2 designated cycling trails along the Highway 60 corridor. The Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail and The Old Railway Bike Trail

Trail Name Tagged? GPS Trace? Notes
Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail Yes? Partial Are the tags appropriate? Parking lot at the trailhead needs to be surveyed as well as the road up to it. Didymops 02:43, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
Old Railway Bike Trail Partial Partial Are the tags appropriate? Didymops 02:43, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Parking Lots

Tag parking lots at trailheads with:

Until there is a survey of the parking lot areas, it might be best to only mark the parking lots with nodes. Didymops 02:15, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Logging Roads

There are a lot of roads in the park used by forestry operations. Public use of these roads is only legal on foot. Any mechanized travel, including bicycle, is illegal. Many of these roads imported from CanVec data are already tagged as highway=footway but others are not.


The Bing imagery for this area is not good so most information will need to come from imports or surveys.


There are various versions of CanVec data imported in the area. In some areas, ways from adjacent import areas are not joined. In other cases, differing versions of data will show streams and other features that start or stop at the edges of these areas.

Source Lake Area

In this area there are hydrologic features from CanVec 10, forest polygons from CanVec 6 and 7, and even polygons with no tags.