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Nice little loop, fairly well marked, little incline very easy. lots of birds and small wildlife.

Great trail with amazing forest and changing scenery!!!!

hiking
18 days ago

the trail starts away from the naming sign ( continue down 12th line to the green sign for 3332 12th line). initially, there is an uphill slog that makes you wonder about terrain, but you must come down gradually as you make the loop. to the left is the well traversed uphill where you will eventually ramble below a few fallen trees. nothing crazy, but you need to be reasonably mobile. there are a few fallen trees to the right from the entrance loop (or off the finish if you go left). I got lucky and was mostly able to follow a snowmobile/Nordic ski track. it was just near the finish where a large tree had fallen that I lost track of other's tracks. if you're headed here soon take long snow pants as the snow is deep (especially where it hasn't been trodden over). fabulous trail with beautiful tall pine. at the top of the initial climb there is a great view to both left and right where the terrain drops away.

walking
19 days ago

there are two paths off the parking area from the 11th line side. we took the trail to the left and stayed on it until we stumbled into a well marked mountain bike trail. we took that trail with its switchbacks near the highway side until the dog grew too cold to continue. using the map we could see where we were relative to the start. winter is a great time to check this spot out as you can see from the well-marked footsteps in the snow where a "real" trail is. there are some gentle grades, but nothing too challenging.

Nice easy trail. Peaceful.

Good quick hike with dog park. Areas for communal eating. Great for harvesting puffballs.

hiking
5 months ago

Upon entrance, don't be fooled by the parking booth, as it is no longer occupied, and therefore, there are no envelopes to pay for parking. Instead, continue driving straight along the gravel road until you reach the parking lot. Once there, you may begin along the trail, which is conveniently marked with several different signs designating different types of birds and forest. In addition, a green sign with bare feet mark the trail loop, so you won't get lost. Overall, the trail is well groomed (as well as the grounds) and the creek features a unique environment featuring amphibians, birds, and coniferous and deciduous trees. You will also find several sign posts and boards featuring interesting facts about the wildlife and environment in the area. Great for kids.

One of my faves. Hike it frequently. There's a surprisingly tough accent toward the middle/end of the kingfisher, but it's totally doable and there's a nice look out at the top to take a breather.

The scanlon creek trails are the nicest ones I know that are very close to Newmarket. The kingfisher loop has a few steep sections. The lake is now a creek, and while it can be a bit buggy at time, it does feel like true nature even though the suburbs are a short drive away. There were lots of birds calling when we went for a walk and the terrain was very interesting for the young children in our gang. A bit steep in a couple of sections. The discovery play garden is very fun for kids (especially the big boulder)

easy but enjoyable hike!!

Familiar/ lots of variety

snowshoeing
11 months ago

plenty of trails to choose from. most are in the woods. well marked but couldn't find a trail map to see where individual trails led you.

Careful of hunters

hiking
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Very nice trail. Clearly marked. Mix of terrain. A bit challenging. Quite scenic. I really enjoyed the hike. Wish it was longer.

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2016

Lots of fun for the whole family. Good terrain with well marked trails for the novice.

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