Chikanishing Trail in Killarney (Ontario) is a beautiful hiking trail along the coast. Though the water of Georgian Bay was teasing us for a dip, we decided to just sit down and chill on the comfy red rocks. We watched the sunset here while the calming crashing of the waves was music to our ears! So serene and magical!
The trail was pretty easy to moderate. However, it requires agility as there are terrains where you have to hop from one rock to another. It could be a bit challenging for those with agility problems, but it won’t be uncomfortable, I guess While in most parks,, the blue markers are attached to trees, the ones you’ll find here are drawn into the rocks A few are faded, so you have to find them to not get lost, or else you might find yourself scrambling on all fours.
This is a 3.5-kilometer trail that you can finish in under 40 minutes one way. It is lovely to watch the sunset from here, but as soon as the sun goes down, you have to g back. This is a loop trail so watch out for the blue markers to guide you back to the parking lot.
We never intended to hike this trail after a grueling hike at “The Crack” in Killarney. But since we still had a few hours to s are, we agreed to hike the trail. And we’re glad we did because the views are fantastic!
The air here is such a relief from the one we inhale in Toronto. 😂 The views, the oxygen we breathed, the water, and the sunset made us forget how exhausted our legs were.
I won’t bore you with history,, but I recommend that you read every descriptive plaque you will find to visualize an interesting accoun of this part of Georgian Bay. If you’re keen enough, you might find on the mooring lines on the coast that were used during the era when logging was a common sight on this site.