Added by Andrea Thompson
This is an amazing scenic trail around a Gut Lake in Grundy Provincial Park. It has two totally different terrains beginning with rugged Precambrian rocks and forest before transitioning to wetlands that drain into Georgian Bay.
This is a 2.5km loop hike that begins at the beach at the Northern side of Gut Lake. Gut Lake is located within Grundy Lake Provincial Park so you will need to purchase a park permit in order to access this lake (link below).
The trailhead for Gut Lake is located just south of a Visitor Center and Nature Interpretive Building on the North side of the lake. The trail starts out climbing over the rock shield, so keep in mind this trail would be slippery after rain and you'll want good hiking shoes at any time of year. The trail is very well marked and in the areas that there are fewer trees keep your eyes down to the rocks for yellow painted arrows indicating the direction of the path. That said, I would actually recommend venturing off the trail throughout your hike. If you have the time you'll find great spots to set up a hammock and have access to a private area of the lake for the day. The water is great for swimming, but the rock ledges make it difficult to access in many places. Keep that in mind when you're looking for a spot to get in, if you decide to. What's most tricky is getting out without slipping on the rocks, just be careful and go slowly.
- Swimsuit & towel
- Hiking shoes
- Picnic lunch
- Park permit.
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Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Swimming
Spring, Summer, Autumn
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