We love a good scenic view, and we’ll work for it if we have to. The Lions Lookout Trail in Muskoka is not the easiest hike, but it’s worth it when you get to the top, especially this fall season.

Located in Huntsville, Lions Lookout offers an all-encompassing view of the whole area, including the Muskoka River and Fairy Lake.

Discover Muskoka says that “you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world as you gaze down at the town below.”

And if you’re hoping to catch a sight of the fall foliage, this is a favourite spot among visitors to capture the breathtaking scenery.

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If you want to skip the effort and head straight to the good stuff, we won’t judge.

There is a road that you can take to the parking lot at the top but be prepared for a steep drive.

As for the trail, it is roughly 1.3 kilometres long and has plenty of inclines along the way.

Once you arrive at the lookout structure, which is a red-roofed gazebo on a natural rock, you will get to enjoy well-deserved rest and panoramic cottage country vistas.

You can even bring lunch and sit at one of the picnic tables at the top. Talk about a meal with a view!

There is also signage that tells you about the area and how it has changed over the past 100 years to give you some background about the beauty you see in front of you.

The Muskoka region is teeming with incredible hikes. Among them is the thundering whitewater falls at Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls.

There are also cascading waterfalls and sparkling minerals at Egan Chutes Provincial Park.

It’s no wonder that this area is so popular in the fall. Between all of these natural attractions, we’d say that the hype is justified.

Lions Lookout Trail

Where: 100 Lions Lookout Point Road, Huntsville