Explore the most popular cross country skiing trails in Ontario with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
18 hours ago

Great trail, the farther away from the entrance you go the quieter and less busy it gets. It’s nice that once you’re in far enough you can’t hear the highway anymore either.

hiking
1 day ago

Great trails

it could be a nicer place. IF dog owners would pick up after there dogs more often
also the portable washrooms are in horrible condition. they are not attended too as often as they should be.
also I really wish "DOG WALKERS" would not bring 5 PLUS BIG DOGS in the SMALL DOG off leash area as small dogs have gotten hurt

Way to many people. My fault for venturing out on a Sunday so close to the city.
1st time in Rattlesnake Point.
Meh..
Love the BTC though!

rode it this past Saturday with my son-in-law. Trail was in excellent shape. Met lots of users, many Shady spots which were appreciated. stopped at Shand Dam for lunch. food truck was there.

Nice to spend an afternoon there!

walk this nearly everyday, it's an awesome trail!
not great for winter walking though, there is NO winter maintenance done even to the parking lot.

Well shaded walk through lovely forest with some short paths to the lake. Very few mozzies on a hot day.

Do take the time to get to the lake. Few people and stunning views.

in the park it's posted as Lakeview Trail.

Went yesterday for a walk with my pup and the trails were covered in red aunts, I’ve never seen so many.

got up early for a holiday Monday. We took the dog and went for a nice easy walk through the trail. Lots of chipmunks and even seen a gardener snake. not too many people on the trail which was nice . Weather was perfect. Easy hike for anyone looking to just walk around in nature without breaking a sweat.

the deer flies chased us off the trail! there were swarms of them!

nice trail although green markers are not advisable when the trails are overgrown ;) of course I got lost and found it tough to find my way out, perhaps that's just me. overall, good trail I'll visit again

Nice trail..

hiking
3 days ago

An easy 4.2 km loop. Glad I had bug repellant! A little boggy in some places and forest in others. Some really nice views of the Ottawa River!

Trail head in Locust Hill is infested with Red Ants. We had to get our dog into the river to get them off, ran back to the car after and still had to pick about 15 off of her. We must of disturbed them on the way in because they were everywhere on the way out.
The trail seemed really overgrown this time. We havent been in a couple years.

great kid-friendly family trail

Overgrown. Hasn’t been cleaned or used in a long time. Lots of bugs.

hiking
5 days ago

I made my own South Side Loop and it was great! A lot of variety from smooth paths to rock scrambling! There's even a river crossing! Rough, Rocky, Slopey, Bushy. Wear long pants! There might be a beaver in the area. Pack atleast 1.5L water, Sandwich, 2-3 Cereal bars.

on Old Quarry Trail

5 days ago

I like this trail. Sometimes alot of people walking with can be a bit of a pain when biking. But trails sprouting off of this one are alot of fun.

This is a flat trail. You follow the grand river around the loop. You can begin anywhere off of Grand River road. Lots of free parking. Be mindful of people leisurely walking, they rarely pay attention to their surroundings. I recommend a weekday ride, less congested. I do not recommend solo rides for women in the evening, since the trail is also an artery for many unsavory individuals.

Well maintained pathway.
Bring bug repellent!

Beautiful short hike ! Lots of guests swimming off the rocks, so if you're interested in that bring a bathing suit. I would also recommend running shoes so you don't slip off the rocks.

Really good to walk where there is no auto traffic.

Nice place for a walk. It’s mostly flat so it’s easy for everyone. Lots of recent rain and standing water meant lots of mosquitoes. Take something for the chickadees and nuthatches. They fly at you at the first junction on the north side of the loop (leaving from the Eagleson parking lot).

No one was there on a weekday. Easy, lovely trail.

hiking
10 days ago

Eagle Nest lookout is awesome. We parked at eagles nest, ascended on the logging road then took trail up to lookout. Descending we used the Pine Trail (something like that) which is a much nicer hiking trail along the ridge. This trail takes you back to the high way at Manitou Trail where you can walk the 400m back to the car. When I do it again I will use the Manitou Trail for sure!

hiking
11 days ago

This trail was a beautiful little drive from Belleville and the trail itself did not disappoint. I was the perfect mix of uphill, downhill and flat terrain. Bufflehead and the other trails were probably the best marked I have seen. The trail was 90% shaded by trees and ran through several small bodies or waters, marshlands, dams and such. Very wet area had excellent makeshift walkways and trails were well marked. The park map they hand out was not very helpful. Bring lots of water, bug spray, good hiking boots and your camera.. I hiked the full 8 km. Also its costs 14,50 for a day pass at the park. And didn’t pass a single person. Bring a whistle. Just in case. Saw snakes, deer and chipmunks. Definitely a moderate rated hike. Enjoy !

great loop, very nicely maintained trails with boardwalks and gravel. nice views of the lake.

It's a very easy trail. Most of it is a flat gravel path.

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