Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Started at the golf course and went to the tower. Nice walk.

Nice, wide and well maintained trail. It is well used so a bit busy with joggers and bikers even early in the morning. The loop was convenient with a possibility to extend the hike into other branching trails in the area that are a bit quieter.

nature trips
4 days ago

Quiet, nature filled quick wander.

I hike this trail often with my dog. This trail offers ease of access and is an excellent beginners trail with a spectacular view. As often as I’ve walked the Hawkes Ridge Trail, it never seems to get old.

Things to remember;
1. Definitely bring a camera.
2. You may want to consider water/mud resistant footwear as there are two areas that can be a little muddy. No big deal if you forget, you can easily go around.

Beautiful trails, nice variety of loops to choose from. All three bird trails can be completed as a continuous 4.5 mile loop. Careful in the winter—trails can ice over and become quite slippery.

This is the best trail

The Guelph Lake MTB Trails are maintained by the Guelph Off Road Bicycling Association (GORBA). The land is leased by GORBA from the Grand River Concervation Authority. The land is public, and therefore open to all.

By GRCA rules, dogs are allowed, but must be kept on a leash. GORBA asks that all hikers and walkers be mindful that these trails are build for the specific purpose of moutain biking, so please be aware that there are many cyclists on the trails day or night.

The trails are closed for the 2018/2019 winter season while the GRCA completes a forest management project. No Tresspasssing signs are currently posted.

More information on GORBA and a downloadable PDF trail map are available on the GORBA website.

I take my dog to this park a lot! There are 2 big ponds for them to swim in. A lot of dog and people interaction. Good trails for walking. There are a fair bit of bikers, so if your dog is nervous around them be ware. Overall a great place to check out!!

cross country skiing
6 days ago

Ungromed trails, pretty much just atv tracks. Trees all over the trail.

beautiful walk. slightly icy in spots as we went in the winter and there are quite a few hills. it seems well maintained and lots of maps so you don't get lost

7 days ago

What a gem! I was so pleasantly surprised by all that I found upon arriving at the entrance gate to the conservation area. I paid the entry fee of $7 for one adult and parked the car in the spacious parking lot.
The trail head gave great direction to 3 wide and well marked trails in 3 different lengths. I chose the longest ( purple 8 km round trip) This was obviously the less traveled of the 3 but was wide and clear and mostly flat with forest, and a few ponds to view. Around the halfway point was a fire pit, picnic tables and plenty of fire wood. A great place to stop and warm up and have lunch and due to the longer trail and distance there are very few children.
The yellow trail was very flat and very smooth and possibly acceptable for a fitness strolled. Lots of families and children were on this trail. Along the way was a rest room and several random table to stop and take a break.
Upon arriving at the falls there are several tables and a big fire pit with plenty of seating and wood to burn.
There is a set of stairs that take you down to the bottom of the falls and is a great place to take photos.
This trail was not a difficult or strenuous trail but beautiful.

Things to bring: marshmallows, hot dogs, bird seed to hand feed the birds.

great time

a longer trail, took us an hour to walk in january with a toddler. some slopes are steep, so not ideal in winter with ice.
perfect in summer for trail running.

Nice trails! A bit icy today, but can’t wait to come back in the summer.

Decent walk.. Wouldn’t say I thought it was fantastic. Views were ok. There are better walks close by. We went in January and trail was quite Treacherous.

Great trails. We went begining of January and the trails were very icy. Lots to see, train underpass was a big hit. Trails are unmarked so screenshot this map before heading out. Parking is free. 4/5 would walk here again.

trail running
10 days ago

We’re regular participants of the trail. I did my first 10km run on Christmas Eve and second time on New Year’s Eve.

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

Great trail very scenic and easy enough for beginners

10 days ago

Nice trail. Wish there was a better view of the water, but beautiful forest. Saw an owl!

10 days ago

Surprise fire pit on the trail was a special treat!

Many trails, many levels of hiking. Always a great place to go.

Hidden little gem :)

Will def. be back to hike this in the summer! Who would have thought this was so close to the main road!

11 days ago

Great for fall, summer and winter hiking!!!!

Good trail

A great workout trail when we have limited time to gear up for a full snowshoe hike or when there's not enough snow on the ground. Plenty of parking. An easy, level trail.

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