Purple Trail is a 0.2 mile trail located near Central Huron, ON. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and snowshoeing.
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This trail deserves to be better known and hiked more often. The portion nearest the parking area on Front road is fairly rugged, and evidence of the Wisconsin glaciation - with steep hills and several large granite boulders dotted here and there - is obvious. The trail passes through fairly young forest (circa 50-70 years old) then through some old fields, past a wetland area with a small lake, and extensive tracts of mature closed-canopy maple-beach forest. The terrain is constantly varied and interesting, and - for me - it's the lovely mature forest that makes this trail so enjoyable to hike. When I hiked it in early October 2013 (after an unusually wet summer and fall) the mosquitoes in the wetland areas were very bothersome, and I was thankful that I was wearing rubber boots. The trail is moderately difficult, because it is rugged in places and wet in others. Fortunately it's well marked, because trail maps can sometimes be hard to findThere are others, and near the power line corridor, a connecting trail leads south about 2/5 mile south to the parking area beside Hydro Line road. All in all, a nice trail that I can enthusiastically recommend.