High Falls Paddle, Explore & Dine

Check our our most popular guided adventure!

 

4071 Elephant Lake Road, Harcourt, ON

$50 Children/$119 Youth/$139 Adults

Wed/Sat - 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

5 hours

Departs Wed/Sat 10:30 am

From 4071 Elephant Lake Road. 

Custom dates and private group events are available! 

Pre-registration is required.

Details & Itinerary

This 5 hour guided adventure will have you paddling up the York River into Algonquin Park in your watercraft of choice (kayak, canoe or paddleboard) and then hiking up the gorgeous boulder-strewn banks of the York River past rapids and waterfalls until you get to High Falls!  There guests can enjoy time and an around the waterfall and a sumptuous meal provided by our partners AM/PM Outdoor Gourmet!  After lunch and time with the water we will hike and paddle back to the Outpost.

Schedule
  • 10:15 am – Group meets at Deep Roots Adventure to sign waivers and be outfitted with safety equipment.
  • by 10:45 – Group departs from dock.
  • 3:30 pm approximate return time from trip.
What You Should Bring
  • Weather appropriate clothing for paddling and hiking
  • Sturdy hiking shoes for portion on foot
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sunhat/Sunglasses
  • Bug Repellant (esp. in spring) 
  • Sunblock
  • Bathing Suit/Towel
  • Small Bag for transporting items
  • *Sunblock, bug repellant, sunglasses and other things are available in our retail shop.
What About The Weather?

You should check the weather the day before to ensure you dress appropriately.  As weather is so changeable, and is often predicted differently one day to the next, we ask that you don’t look at it too far in advance.  We go rain or shine unless it is scheduled to downpour all day, or if there is a very high risk of Thunderstorm.  Talk to our team if you have any concerns.

Frequently Asked
  1.   Q. Are there biting insects? A.  Yes. They are the most present early in the spring, after Mother’s Day into June.  Not as many through summer, and almost none in the early fall.  We recommend finding an insect repellant that you like, and wearing long, loose, light coloured layers and/or bug jackets to make bug season more enjoyable. 
  2.  Q. Is this an appropriate trip for beginners?  A.  Yes!  This is a great trip for beginners!
  3.  Q. Is this trip not recommended for anyone?  A. Yes, if you have knee or hip problems, injuries etc., this trip may be uncomfortable for you as we hike over roots and rocks and it is very uneven. 
  4.  Q. Can I bring my pet?  A. Yes. So long as your animal is well behaved, used to people and the water, and can be kept on a leash they are welcome.  We reserve the right to refuse any animal that we think may cause issues for the group. 

Upcoming Events

 

Check out our events calendar for all pre-scheduled guided hikes (in hikers or snowshoes), guided trips, workshops and other events!  You can also check out the tabs below for more information on our pre-scheduled hikes and events, maps and to book!

Pre-registration is required for all upcoming events. 

You can book a custom event for your group any time if we have equipment and guides available.  Please email us with custom inquiries at info@deeprootsadventure.com

 

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DECEMBER 2021

Frost Center Trails Guided Winter Hike - Sat, Dec 18

When: Saturday, December 18 – 10 am start – 2 hours 

Where: Frost Center Trails 

This awesome guided snowshoe experience is a naturalist led adventure for 2 hours on the beautiful Frost Center Trails!   Our guides will teach you all about snowshoe travel and make sure you have a great experience!

Pre-registration is required.  Snowshoes are available to rent as part of the experience.


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Glebe Park Guided Winter Hike - Haliburton - Sun, Dec 26

When: Sunday, December 26 – 10 am start – 2 hours

Where: Glebe Park Snowshoe Trails – Meet at Museum – easy to moderate

This guided snowshoe experience is a naturalist led adventure lasting two hours on the gorgeous glebe park snowshoe trails in Haliburton  Our guides will teach you all about snowshoe travel and make sure you have a great experience! 

Pre-registration is required.  Snowshoes are available to rent as part of the experience.


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JANUARY 2022

High Falls Guided Winter Hike - Sat, Jan 1

When: Saturday, January 1 – 1 pm start –  2 hours

Where: High Falls Hiking Trail – 4071 Elephant Lake Road – 3 km moderate

This beautiful guided snowshoe experience is a naturalist led adventure along the boulder strewn banks of the York River, seeing gorgeous frozen waterfalls along the way!  Our guides will teach you all about snowshoe travel and make sure you have a great experience! 

Pre-registration is required.  Snowshoes are available to rent as part of the experience.


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Silent Lake Provincial Park - Bonnie's Pond Guided Winter Hike - Sat, Jan 8

When: Saturday, January 8 – 1 pm start – 3 hours

Where: Silent Lake Provincial Park – Bonnie’s Pond – 3 km moderate

This awesome guided snowshoe experience is a naturalist led adventure along the beautiful Bonnie’s Pond hiking trail.  We will take in the lookout on the way and see the various forest types that change as we go.  Our guides will teach you all about snowshoe travel and make sure you have a great experience! Pre-registration is required.  Snowshoes are available to rent as part of the experience.


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Frost Center Trails Guided Winter Survival Hike - Sat, Jan 15
When: Saturday, January 15 – 10 am start – 3-4 hour survival themed hike

Where: Frost Center Trails

The empowering guided snowshoe experience is an expert led intro to wilderness survival that will leave you feeling confident and excited to learn more!  Our guides will teach you all about snowshoe travel, tips and tricks for winter safety and survival and make sure you have a great experience! Pre-registration is required.  Snowshoes are available to rent as part of the experience.


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Beetle Lake Trail Guided Winter Hike - Dwight - Sat, Jan 22
When: Saturday, January 22, 10 am start

Where: Beetle Lake Trail – Challenging 5 km loop

This challenging guided snowshoe experience is a naturalist led adventure along the 5 km Beetle Lake Trail, hiking through an active beaver pond, bog, hardwood hills and primary growth forest to a stunning lookout of Oxtongue Lake through varied and open forest.  Our guides will teach you all about snowshoe travel and make sure you have a great experience! Pre-registration is required.  Snowshoes are available to rent as part of the experience.


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Glebe Park Guided Winter Hike - Haliburton - Sat, Jan 29

When: Sunday, December 26 – 10 am start – 2 hours

Where: Glebe Park Snowshoe Trails – Meet at Museum – easy to moderate

This guided snowshoe experience is a naturalist led adventure lasting two hours on the gorgeous glebe park snowshoe trails in Haliburton  Our guides will teach you all about snowshoe travel and make sure you have a great experience! 

Pre-registration is required.  Snowshoes are available to rent as part of the experience.


Request To Book

FEBRUARY 2022

Silent Lake Provincial Park - Lakeshore Trail Guided Winter Hike - Sat, Feb 5

When: Saturday, February 5 – 1 pm start

Where: Silent Lake Provincial Park – Lakeshore Hiking Trail – 3 km easy to moderate

This lakeside snowshoe experiences is a naturalist led adventure along the beautiful shore of Silent Lake. Our guides will teach you all about snowshoe travel and make sure you have a great experience! Pre-registration is required.  Snowshoes are available to rent as part of the experience.


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Circuit of 5 Viewpoints Guided Winter Hike - Algonquin Highlands - Sat, Feb 12
When: Saturday, February 12 – 10 am start

Where: Circuit of 5 Viewpoints – 5 km moderate to challenging

This challenging hike is led by a naturalist guide and takes us along a trail that offers a challenging traverse throughout.  Hikers ascend a gentle rise along the stoney backbone of a classic canadian shield ridge, a route designed for both scenic value and minimal environmental impact. Along the way you will pass under a canopy of maple, ash, ironwood, cherry, white pine and hemlock.  Each awesome viewpoint is situated on a different dramatic cliff that overlooks rugged valleys, placid rivers, marsh meadows or scenic distant lakes. Our guides will teach you all about snowshoe travel and make sure you have a great experience! Pre-registration is required.  Snowshoes are available to rent as part of the experience.


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In Love, In Nature - Guided Snowshoe Hike for Lovers - Sun, Feb 13
When: Sunday, February 13, 10 am start

Where: High Falls Hiking Trail – 4071 Elephant Lake Road

This lovely day out will take you on a guided snowshoe hike up the beautiful High Falls Hiking trail to experience waterfalls in winter!  We will be providing hot chocolate and tasty valentines treats and you will have time to spend together at the waterfall.  Our guides will teach you all about snowshoe travel and make sure you have a great experience! Pre-registration is required.  Snowshoes are available to rent as part of the experience.


Request To Book

Frost Center Trails Guided Winter Hike - Sat, Feb 19

When: Saturday, February 13, 1 pm start – 2 hours 

Where: Frost Center Trails 

This awesome guided snowshoe experience is a naturalist led adventure for 2 hours on the beautiful Frost Center Trails!   Our guides will teach you all about snowshoe travel and make sure you have a great experience!

Pre-registration is required.  Snowshoes are available to rent as part of the experience.


Request To Book

Family Fun Day with Deep Roots Adventure - Mon, Feb 21

When: Monday, February 21 – 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Deep Roots Adventure Kingscote Outpost – 4071 Elephant Lake Road

Join us for a Family Day Adventure!  We will guide your family on a snowshoe hike up the High Falls Hiking Trail and then some yummy warm lunch, and snowshoe obstacle course fun with prizes and more!  Our guides will teach you all about snowshoe travel and make sure you have a great experience! Contact us to confirm details of this week’s location and theme.  

Pre-registration is required.  Snowshoes are available to rent as part of the experience.


Request To Book

Silent Lake Provincial Park - Bonnie's Pond Guided Winter Hike - Sat, Feb 26

When: Saturday, February 26 – 1 pm start

Where: Silent Lake Provincial Park – Bonnie’s Pond – 3 km easy to moderate

This awesome guided snowshoe experience is a naturalist led adventure along the beautiful Bonnie’s Pond hiking trail.  We will take in the lookout on the way and see the various forest types that change as we go.  Our guides will teach you all about snowshoe travel and make sure you have a great experience! Pre-registration is required.  Snowshoes are available to rent as part of the experience.


Request To Book

MARCH 2022

Wilderness School Series

When:  Series starts March 6

Where:  Blended learning with virtual and in-person dates

See our Wilderness School Tab for more details and registration for this exciting series!