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Best trails in Aurora

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Looking for a great trail near Aurora, Ontario? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, kid friendly trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Rouge National Urban Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Silver Creek Conservation Area or Limehouse Conservation Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Aurora ranging from 0.7 to 12.4 miles and from 803 to 1,174 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Aurora
Top trails (5)
#1 - Thornton Bales Conservation Area Lower Loop
Thornton Bales Conservation Area
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 18 m
Thornton Bales Conservation Area is famous for its steep slopes and rugged beauty. This Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI) is part of the Oak Ridges Moraine, and has an elevation that drops 54 metres from its southwest corner to its northern boundary. Nicknamed "The 99 Steps", this conservation area is best suited to people who are in good physical condition and enjoy a challenge. Water bottles and comfortable footwear are strongly recommended for hikers targeting these woodland trails. Among the wildlife that can be found in this ravine-like setting are pileated woodpeckers and white tailed deer.Show more
#2 - Nokiidaa Trail
Aurora, Ontario
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 6 h 3 m
The Nokiidaa Trail follows the East Holland River and links three Newmarket communities: Aurora, Newmarket and East Gwillimbury. It meander through wetlands, city parks, and links to many other local trails.Show more
#3 - Sheppard's Bush and Oak Ridges Trail
Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
A lovely gravel hiking and biking trail through the forest, great for the whole family. Accessibility: The trail surface is mostly gravel and typically at least five feet wide. The grade is mostly gentle (all estimated 5% or less).Show more
#4 - Aurora Community Arboretum Loop via Nokiidaa Trail
Aurora Community Arboretum
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 47 m
#5 - Case Woodlot
Aurora, Ontario
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 29 m
A nice relaxing 30-40 minute walk in an urban woodlot. Rolling hills, gentle valleys and even a small pond. There's no signage and lots of offshoots so pay attention to where you started from or you might wind up making a couple of rounds. Show more