Destination: Miserable Lake. No one seems to know why it’s called Miserable Lake; it is a very scenic and beautiful place. This challenging hike is a combination of wide ATV trails, narrow beaver dam crossings, bald rock outcroppings, and barely visible single track. It passes through some of the most unique habitat in the Haliburton Highlands, and is home to many species at risk. We will have lunch on a rocky outcrop looking over Miserable Lake. Hiking boots and a hiking pole/stick are recommended. Don’t forget your lunch. Suitable for adults and teens. No dogs please

HIKE #: 108

DATE: Friday, September 20

START TIME: 10:00 am

DURATION: 5 hours, 13km

LOCATION: Halfway point on Milburn Rd (4.0km south of the Gelert Rd. or 4.0km north of 503)

RATING: Challenging


AMENITIES: Limited parking

LEADER: Chris Whittmore

LEADERS BIO: Chris is an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast. She also enjoys cycling, canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and Dragon Boating. She is a certified hike leader (Hike Ontario).

DIRECTIONS: From Haliburton take the Gelert Rd. (County Rd . 1) to the Milburn Rd.. Turn left and follow Milburn Rd. to where the ATV trail crosses the road (4.0km south of the Gelert Rd. or 4.0km north of County Rd . 503). The travel distance from Haliburton is approximately 30km. From Minden take South Lake Rd. to County Rd . 1, turn right and continue to Milburn Rd.. The travel distance from Minden is approximately 16km. GPS coordinates: N 44.8813, W 78.5792

  • Milburn to Miserable Lake
    Friday, September 20, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Venue:   Milburn Road

Milburn Road, Minden Hills, Ontario, Canada