Smoke - Bonnechere - Cache Loop

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Additional Route Information
Distance: 
40 km
Duration: 
4 days
Loop Trip: 
Yes
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
13
Total Portage Distance: 
7500 m
Longest Portage: 
1640 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Not applicable
Lake Travel: 
Novice
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Novice
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Route Description
Technical Guide: 

A nice 3 night-4 day route.
Start at Smoke L. access, and go south over 2 fairly steep, but short portages into Ragged, then Big Porcupine.
There are some nice sites for camping here.
Next day, head through Bonnechere, Phipps, Kirkwood, Pardee & Harness Lakes.
The portages are all short (under 200 meters) except for the 715 Kirkwood-Pardee portage.
Camp on Harnesss, or continue to Head to camp there.
From Head, you have the longest portage (1640m) into Cache Lake.
This portage is fairly flat, so don`t be fooled by the length, it`s not that bad!
Go through Cache Lake into Tanamakoon, Sheriff Pond then Little Island Lake where you can camp for the last night.
Next day you have 2 carries through Kootchie Lake then to Smoke Lake to end.

Maps Required
Other Maps: 
Algonquin Provincial Park map published by the Friends of Algonquin Park
Other
Special Comments: 

I`ve done this loop a few times as a supervisor with school groups and its always been a great trip. You can make it a fast 3 day trip, or come out on Cache Lake to add some variety to the loop