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hiking
1 month ago

Bridge remains collapsed. As you get off the bridge turn right or you’ll end up at a street within a few minutes. Very hard to navigate and get through. I also had no cell service, and only had a general map of the trail that we kept straying from by accident.

hiking
2 months ago

Walked about 5km from the parking lot and there were many trails to pick from. Mostly labeled and easy to follow. Did this hike at the beginning of September (at about high 20*C) and found a lot of mosquitoes near the wooden steps area - so don’t forget to wear big repellent in the summer and share the path with bikers!

Loved the steep slopes. Great exercise. My 11 yr old daughter enjoyed it too. Got confused with some of the routes but there were enough people around and with enough asking, we found our way out.

PARKING IS FREE, DONT LISTEN TO OTHER REVIEWS! If you go to the trailhead, just park on the side of the road. It is legal, there is no sign saying otherwise.
Beautiful trail on a damp/wet day. Luckily it did not rain but the ground was very wet. The trail was still great. Watch out for slippery surfaces while walking in wet conditions, especially around hills and on slippery roots/wood.
Not very many lookout points or landscape views, but the nature surrounding the trail is beautiful.
There are maps throughout the trail at each corner, and there are trail signs that are easy to follow.
Parking is easy, just park on the side of the road by the trailhead.
The trail is long, prepare for a long-distance hike if you are up for it. Or turn around at any point.
Overall, great trail, I’ll be back soon.

A little gem in the Aurora/Newmarket area. Fairly easy to complete in under 2 hours.

good hike but they have cut off a few places on the hike for scientific research. Also at the bottom of the hike there is a bog and you have to turn around.

Many trails to follow, the information plaques on the woodland trail were interesting to read. We followed the white trail blazes and had lots of fun

Lots of trails. Very clean.

hiking
5 months ago

Though I no longer live in King City, I still take the 40 minute drive to visit this trail seasonally. Having come here since I was a kid (15+ years), I've witnessed this trail change a lot over the years. The main integral characteristic of this trail is that the Humber River cuts through its first half (if starting from Keele Street, which is absolutely recommended). You'll come across the river within the first couple of minutes walking into the trail which then runs adjacent to the trail (though it's hard to see now due to untamed overgrowth). Once the river trails off 1/3 of your way in off Norman Drive, there's a lot of different features that can be seen as you travel deeper into the trail which includes marshes, open grasslands, and a bizarre looking pine forest which you can do a loop around. The trail itself links a surprising number of King City residential areas which includes Kingscross Estates, McClure Drive, and Heritage Park. It should take about 1 hr to 1.5 hr to complete the entire thing, though travelling all the way to Kingscross Estates during the summertime should be proceeded with caution as there are TONS OF MOSQUITOES as you travel deeper into the forest.

Unfortunately, the trail is not like it used to be back in the late 90's and early 00's. For one, it used to take much longer, but due to the aforementioned overgrowth of plants, lots of smaller trails have been hidden or have completely disappeared in time. In addition, the overgrowth prevents anyone from seeing much wildlife anymore, which in the past, included beavers and foxes (a beaver dam used to be directly in front of the bridge overseeing the Humber River but it has completely vanished now. I also haven't even seen a fox since spring of 2010).

On the positives, this is a great trail for mountain biking and there are tons of branching paths so that you can decide how short or long your trip can be. It has maps, it has a few benches (though no garbage cans) and because it has so many different features, it's a neat little walk. I would recommend visiting in the fall when mosquitoes are few, and water levels are low.

Love this trail. Markers are well displayed. But it’s also fun to “get lost” and discover hidden secrets. Always finding a new route on this trail!

Very easy and well-marked trail. Good for kids I'd say. You have options to go longer, shorter, sit at a park. The trail looks like you have the option to go into a residential area - I didn't though. It was good for a nice little outing

This was a pretty decent trail in terms of its moderate ranking, the nature it offers, and the workout. This trail goes pretty deep into a forest and isn't marked very well. I came across a few people who were a little lost; the directions on this app were the only thing that saved me and I still got off track ! You're rerouted by a sign put up from U of T doing research. On that reroute I became disoriented and eventually had to go off trail into the area I wasn't supposed to be in in the first place ! I enjoyed this trail and will probably go again. Advice: take your phone, be mindful of tick bite prevention, and maybe if you're a woman don't go alone like I did ! Because when I went it wasn't trafficked and you go pretty deep into a forest where it gets dark and desolate.

It was pretty but the trail is not well marked. I would not classify it as hard.

Amazing trail lots of paths to chose I enjoyed the landscapes and different species and plants. It’s a good walk up and down the hills. I recommend this site

not sure why it's rated moderate, I'd consider it pretty easy, but then I'm also used to steep mountain hikes in the west. none the less, great scenery and a great way to recharge if you're needing that nature break away from town.

Beautiful and not too hard for kids

hiking
7 months ago

The hills and stairs were great exercise. Not marked the best but had a great time finding our way!

Great trail and fairly maintained. Lots of hills and nice trees. A lot of people keep their dogs off leash but they shouldn't be as it's an on leash area.

this Trail was about 45 minutes north of Toronto and we did about a 4 km walk. there are lots of ups and downs and it's really hard to believe you're so close to downtown. We went on April 22nd and there was still a fair bit of snow and ice but the temperature was around 12 degrees C and beautiful for a walk. Will come back again.

hiking
8 months ago

Horrible trail, not only is the bridge out at the beginning of the trail there really are no markings. We got lost, didn't know where the trail was and wasn't. We go hiking every weekend and this was such a disappointment.

This trail has been a favourite for years - it’s hilly (“99 steps”) and they’ve done some maintainence over the years so it’s much easier at the beginning however this is not a light stroll. It’s hilly and if winter - slippery and involves some creative moves across the terrain :) Will definitely get your heart rate up. Lovely space for a family walk, a date, a stroll, for dogs too.

hiking
9 months ago

We “hiked” this trail on February 18, and there was a good bit of snow on the ground on top of thick layers of ice. I use the word “hike” in quotes because it is basically a straight, flat path with a couple of places where you go uphill. I have no idea where they get off categorizing this trail as hard/black. It is moderate at best, even with a foot of snow on top of layers of ice!

Also, there are NO trail markings; I mean NONE! Zero, zilch, nada! It is not like they are not visible or hard to follow. THERE ARE NONE! So it is super easy to get turned around. We had to use the AllTrails map to make sure we didn’t go in endless circles around the mostly frozen creek. It is pretty in the winter and I’m assuming it is very pretty when the weather is warmer, but this isn’t hiking on a hard trail by any stretch of the imagination. It is a walk in the woods where you will get lost if you aren’t following GPS on a map! We finished the loop in a fraction of the average time it takes us to hike (we hike regularly but we are not professionals).

FYI, as of 2/18/18, the bridge at the beginning of the trail is out; it has partially collapsed into the creek below). But it felt solid enough so we just walked over it and we were fine as there was no other way apparent to us to cross the creek. I was shocked that there were no markings whatsoever and no maintenance of the trail. Too bad! Won’t “hike” this trail again.

watch out with winter hikes, slopes are difficult to navigate,but still doable with minimal ice.

hiking
Sunday, November 26, 2017

Great trail with lots of side trails. That said, few to no markings so it was easy to get turned around.
If your using the AllTrails map it might not be up to date. Twice it lead us to a point where we'd have to cross the Humber Creek. The last one we crossed since it was getting late! Brrrrrrrrrrr.

The bridge at the beginning of the trail is out of commission, but sturdy enough to cross so keep that in mind.

Great trails, amazing views . Does have a lot of hills and rough terrain but love it. A little muddy in some parts , and they do need to come in and remark some of the areas. I found many people were getting lost from the Bathurst entrance ( I parked at the 19th side rd ). Blue trail turns to White markers near the end . Over all great like will defiantly do it again.

At the entrance of the trail there is a sign indicating that ticks are present in the area. Enter at your own risk.

trail running
Monday, September 18, 2017

Really liked this course minus the $2.50 for parking, not marked the best but now have a better idea of the route.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Parking cost $1.50 / hour. Trails are great for kids with some elevation. Bring bug spray as there are plenty of spots with standing water and mosquitoes. Recommend wearing older or hiking shoes as they are muddy portions on the trails. We followed white trail to Keele then attempted to divert to the blue. Ended up doubling back on blue and returning to car on white trail. We travelled about 6km in 2 hours with 3 kids in tow.

hiking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

Lovely forested area. Most of the main trail is wide, well-marked, and fairly easy. There are a couple of steep grades and other smaller trails tat are not marked. Unfortunately, the main trail was closed at major sections, so I could not complete the loop. I didn't see the waterfall or pond, but perhaps those are on the closed sections.

hiking
Saturday, August 19, 2017

I have Been coming here since i was a little kid.
I would definitely recommend this trail to any one.

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