A Perfect Family Hike: The Eagle’s Nest

Nestled in Ontario’s highlands lies a great hike to a scenic lookout suitable for any member of the family in any season.

The Eagle’s Nest trail is part of the Manitou Mountain trail network that lies on Algonquin land but is accessible to the public. The land is of cultural significance so please treat it with respect.

The trail is approximately 3km round trip and is a very easy hike. It is even manageable for young children and older adults. The trailhead for the Eagle’s Nest is located a short distance on the right of Hwy 508 past the turnoff for Calabogie Peaks resort.

Once you have located the trailhead, follow a four wheeler trail for a portion of the trail until it branches off, taking you to the top of the cliff. Once you reach the top, you will be greeted by a view of the hills of the Madawaska region. It is important to keep an eye on children at the lookout as it is a long distance down off the cliff.

Hikers have the option of either returning to their car or continuing on through the rest of the Manitou Mountain trail network. Calabogie is an outdoorsperson’s paradise and there is no shortage of things to do in any season. Take some time and enjoy the area with your family!

Things to Know

  • The cliffs are used for rock climbing in the summer and ice climbing in the winter. Please respect climbers and do not throw objects off the cliff.
  • There is a second parking area a short distance down the road from the main parking area.
  • Camping is available in the area. Fully equipped or crown land options are plentiful.
  • Stop at The Redneck Bistro for great food and a solid rotation selection of craft beer on tap.
  • Access the brochure/map for the eagles nest here.

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