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Reviewed August 9, 2014

Amazing 6KM hike if you have a three hours to spare. The first kilometre is very easy as you walk along low lying woodlands of coniferous and broad leaved trees. Be prepared for a lot of hungry mosquitoes for the first kilometre if you happen to be here in the summer. Be generous with the bug spray or wear appropriate clothing as these little guys are quite voracious and will have you losing your mind trying to escape them!!! The last two kilometres are moderate to difficult depending on your fitness level (wear good shoes) The ascent isn't too demanding with lots of opportunities to stop and enjoy the view. The last kilometre requires a bit of bouldering but this is by far the most spectacular as you cross through a 4 metre wide, 15 metre high gap in the quartzite rock. You will be amazed at how much the landscape changes throughout this hike. Once at the top you will be treated to an amazing view of Georgian Bay, Killarney Lake as well as the La Cloche Mountains. Absolutely breath taking views. I would recommend bringing a snack or light lunch to really enjoy the vistas. Killarney has many hikes to offer but this is by far my favourite. If you can manage to go in the Fall even better as the foliage will be bursting with colour. Be advised that this hike is not open in the winter. Just as well, you will require a parking pass which runs at about 14$ for the day! Have fun hiking!!!

Date of experience: July 2014
11  Thank Melanie L
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

My wife and I came here with two terrific guides from Beautiful North, which made our trip a lot easier and more pleasurable. But I'm sure the basics of what I have to say about this unique and exceptional wilderness experience will hold equally true for people who venture here on their own.

We started our weeklong excursion at Bell Lake. Right near the beach, there's an upturned tree with its roots exposed and you can see how thin the soil is and imagine what a triumph it is for plants and animals (including humans) to survive in this beautiful but challenging environment.

The circular route we took -- Bell, Lake, Balsam, David, Bell, Grey and Bell -- lacked the glamorous red and white granite of OSA and Killarney Lakes, but they are still magnificent. A highlight was the day trek up Silver Peak off David Lake. Not just a personal highpoint, but a highpoint for the entire province, with a magnificent view. It's a tough climb. both up and down, so be sure to pack a lunch and lots of treats , and wear strong shoes.
The swimming is exceptional, the fresh water of small lakes seems to have its own silky texture.
The camp sites are very good, with good tent pads and thunder boxes.
The portage trails are designed for accomplished portagers, and could be better-maintained -- if there's a desire to increase the accessibility of this experience to a wider group on explorers. The people who come here are noticeably less multicultural than the people who go to other provincial parks, so this may be worth considering.
Our guides made out-of-this-world meals, but (this is a rant based on my book Food for City Building) if the Park staff wanted to enhance the experience by including food as part of the experience and not just the essential energy supply for a tough trip, they could suggest foods and meals that express the food heritage of both First Nations and pioneer inhabitants.I think this is an area where Ontario parks can not only protect and conserve. but also enrich our natural and human history.

Date of experience: July 2014
6  Thank wayne300944
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Authentic, beautiful, natural and scenic. The park offered lots of space between campgounds. It had all the modern conveniences yet was unspoiled

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Ann T
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Our 4th annual "wild women in the woods" took us to Bell Lake this year. It was my first time to Killarney Provincial Park. Glorious inspiring nature!
Bell Lake was our choice based on our desire to hike to Silver Peak (white quartz mountain in the La Cloche Mountains) one day & a trip to David Lake the next.
The Park was established in 1964 which is when 2 of the 6 of us were also born! A perfect synergy.
The Park is spectacular but is Bear Country so be safe, have a clean campsite and respect nature so that we can all keep returning.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank jjwtoronto
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

The views are too die for and so many trails to take.
Visited this place many times and always something new to see. Spotted so many animals and got some wonderful pictures.
You will have a wonderful time camping here if you love the peace and quiet of the wilderness.

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Carol S
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