High Falls Paddle, Explore & Dine

Check our our most popular guided adventure!


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4071 Elephant Lake Road, Harcourt, ON

Choose a Kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard

$50 Children/$159 Youth/$189 Adults

5 hours - 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

48 hours pre-registration 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 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 in and 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.  A perfect day trip!

Departs 10:30 am

From 4071 Elephant Lake Road.

Available any day that the guide and equipment are available.  Groups may be on their own or with other groups depending on who books each day. *If you would like to guarantee a private tour a minimum of 6 adult/youth ‘seats’ must be booked.*  This day trip is a wonderful team building and bonding activity for work, family or friends! Please note there is a 15% discount when you book 6-12 youth/adults and a 20% discount when you book 13-20. Use promo code HFPED6+ or HFPED13+ at checkout.  Team members will confirm proper use of promocode.

Please note that a minimum 48 hour pre-registration is required.

Group Pricing

There is special pricing for larger groups:

*15% discount when you book 6-12 youth/adults (Promo Code: HFPED6+)

*20% discount when you book 13-20. (Promo Code:  HFPED13+)

Team members will confirm proper use of promocode.

  • 10:15 am – Group meets at Deep Roots Adventure to sign waivers and be outfitted with safety equipment.
  • by 10:30 am – 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.  If we have to cancel the event due to weather we will offer to reschedule or refunds if rescheduling is not possible. 

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. 

Refund Policy

PLEASE BE ADVISED that we will only issue a 50% refund for cancellations within 72 hours of your reservation, and there is no refund available if you cancel within 48 hours of your scheduled rental or event.



Simply click into one of the options below to book a hike for your group or family.  There will be a spot to note the dates your group is available to do the hike.  We will confirm our availability right away.

Special rates apply for young children, and there is a minimum group of four required (or four ‘seats’ purchased) to book a date.

Special rates for school and youth groups are available.  Please contact us to inquire.

Snowshoes are available when required in winter and cost $10 per pair for the duration of the hike.



Bonnie's Pond Hike or Snowshoe!

This is a naturalist guided hike approximately 2.5 hours in duration through mixed forests, in one of the most beautiful parks in the area!

$45 per person




A hike designed to help you be prepared for outdoor emergencies.

Join our experienced survival instructor on a hike to learn what to do if you find yourself in an emergency situation while out in the wild!  Learn how to be prepared before you go, and what to do on the ground.  Approx. 4 hours.  Location – various, depending on group.

$90 per person, includes a bush lunch, and snowshoes.



Naturalist Guided Hike or Snowshoe!

Explore the beautiful Frost Center Hiking Trails with knowledgeable guide to help you learn all about nature in winter!  This two hour hike is a treat for anyone who loves the outdoors!

$45 per person


High Falls - Algonquin South Gate

High Falls - Algonquin South Gate

Naturalist Guided Hike or Snowshoe beside the York River!

Enjoy a beautiful hike into High Falls in the Algonquin South Gate.  This hike will take you through a beautiful pine forest to the rivers edge.  You will follow the river with your guide seeing beautiful waterfalls, flora and fauna, incredible natural ice sculptures in winter, have a swim in summer and more!

$45 per person



Nature Based Fun!

Explore the beautiful Barnum Creek Nature Preserve trails with a naturalist guide this winter!  This approx 2-3 hour hike is a perfect family or group adventure.

$45 per person


Contact us with Custom Inquiries & to include Meals or Training.

15 + 12 =

Upcoming Events


Check out our events calendar (below) for all pre-scheduled guided hikes (in hikers or snowshoes), guided day trips, workshops and other events!  

Pre-registration is required for all guided day trips and events. 

You can book a custom workshop or guided day trip 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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