Explore the most popular no dogs 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.

hiking
1 day ago

660 steps to the top and back! Great for year round, no good for dogs

Easy trail. lots of mosquitoes and ticks in the summer

A nice easy walk (if icy due to the recent thaw/freeze). The original info on this trail said dogs on leash...we drove all the way out there to discover that there were no dogs allowed at all. Played responsible dog owner, did it anyway, really quickly as we were the only ones there. Will be lovely in the summer.

on Lawson Tract Trail

hiking
11 days ago

Great park, lots of birds and well marked paths. Will happily go again!

Did the beaver snowshoe trail. Perfect weather with fresh powder. Kiddos had fun for about a quarter of the way!

hiking
26 days ago

lovely trail to explore, take a walking stick for help with balancing on the rocks, bring a good camera so you don't miss out any nice shots

This is a great trail with mixed forests, a white pine grove, ponds, a lake and Canadian Shield granite. The trail is easy to follow as it twists through the hilly terrain although I got a little confused at the "short cut. "

A nice quiet trail with a great view of the upper falls and not to bad on the lower. I'd keep coming back.

birding
1 month ago

This is a nice and easy walk through the trees. The squirrels are aggressive and follow you for food. The chickadees and nuthatches will land on your hands even if you don’t have any food.

hiking
2 months ago

I wanted to love this trail. We hiked it in early November, and it may as well have been early spring. There was mud and mucky stuff all the way around, and we probably had to veer around these very wet areas at least 50 times in the course of the hike. Also there were at least six trees down across the path. If the path were way drier, and clearer, it would have been a great. Beautiful views, but not worth it when it’s this wet.

Simple trails. Really enjoyed the information boards throughout. The quarry is beautiful and a wonderful spot for a picnic.

Nice hike with lots of shade, equal flats and ups&downs. Started from Crawford lake to Rattlesnake point and back

A nice fall walk. Signage along the trail highlighted points of interest as well as ongoing attempts to preserve/enhance the areas ecosystems. I think we were 60-90 minutes strolling along, appreciating the quite scenery.

Excellent

We hiked the trail on a chilly October day with a gusty wind, but were well sheltered in the trees. The ground was covered with a thick carpet of leaves but the route is well marked. The trail passes through quite a varied terrain despite its small area - flat hardwood forest, rocky outcrops, sharp ridges, and gullies. What surprised me the most is the large number of fallen trees, even large ones, showing the signs of many storms that have damaged the forest. But the trail maintenance is very good and the route easy to walk along. The route we walked measured 3.9 km.

Beautiful trails, as some people have said there are some areas that are a little hard to follow. In the fall it can be difficult to see the pale yellow markers, but besides that it’s a really nice place to hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike, we made it in 3 hours despite crazy rain! Btw. It is just 11km!

Great trail. It lies when it says it’s 3.4km. I tracked it and it was 4.4 km lol

Great local path but very busy. Rarely get more than 2mins without other people. Lots of bird watching

Even on a busy weekend or holiday, this trail gives every adventurer or runner a chance to see something. From the deer stand to the many varieties of birds and other 4-legged friendlies trying to grab some free seed....there is something for everyone.

The trail is quite extensive, especially with the "fire break" addition beyond the Bird Sanctuary (post 2012 wildfire)....trails are well groomed and marked so you make sure to "stay on the trails".

Enjoy the nature you may not realize is right in your own backyard on this very-walkable, multi-length trail. Pick the right trail for you or your family's abilities. Remember to bring lots of bird seed and hold your hand up.

nature trips
3 months ago

This is a beautiful hike, full of many wonderful surprises each visit. The wooded area has taken a drastic hit from Mother Nature late 2017 a microburst passed through the mud lake area causing sever tree devastation. Several trees were up rooted snapped off and the NCC has been busy trying to restore and reforest the area. Mud lake is a national treasure a small forest in the city.
Many people enjoy the area but several people neglect the NO DOG Signs! This is a nature reserve please respect and adhere to the posted rules NO DOGS and be respectful towards the creatures that call mud lake home.

One of my favourite Trails... Excellent for Scenery and Wildlife in all Seasons... Medium intensity...

walking
3 months ago

I visit this trail every couple of days on my morning walk. It is great watching it through the seasons. Please note that the "dogs on leash" description is incorrect. Dogs are not permitted at Mud Lake with the exception of the part of the trail north of Cassels Street.

3 months ago

Pretty, but lots of dips due to truck or four-wheeler tires. Left lots of mud on the main parts of the trails.

walking
3 months ago

Easy walking trail with family. Sometimes with confusing paths, dead-ends.

Nice trail with interesting places. Perfect for family trips.

3 months ago

Gorgeous gorgeous views from the rocks, and plenty of areas to climb around and get spectacular views of the lakeshore and surrounding islands

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail! Not too difficult because there is little incline. For the most part the trail is along the edge of the lakes. Beautiful lakes with many chances for viewing wildlife. We saw a few herons, ravens, spruce grouse and an otter. I suggest wearing some shoes suitable for mud! We took about 6 hours to complete, including a lot of time to stop and look for wildlife.

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