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.

1 day ago

Great start at Powerline then turns flat .Lots of cool spots to look at and some small off trail worth exploring.

Easy walking ended up being 7.6km in length. The boardwalk makes it easy to do.

This was a pretty good trail, keep in mind this is in winter with feet of snow on the ground, cross-country skiiers were out there. Great for all types, easy trail, well owen in paths and the loop that goes through moore park to the brickworks is a great workout at about 7km.

We hiked the Chickadee and Kingfisher trails on a gorgeous, sunny March day. It was very slippery in places and muddy, but my kids loved that! The scenery was breath-taking and the gurgling creek sounds relaxing.
It would’ve helped to have a trail map posted on at the beginning of the trails, so I would recommend printing one out from the Scanlon Creek website. Although the trails are well marked with a bird silhouette sign, the entire loop was not marked. My 5 yr old son was getting tired and I wasn’t sure which was the fastest loop back to the start.

Beautiful trail hike in March...will go again for sure.

4 days ago

nice open trails and easy to follow

Decent outing but the cliffs were a little underwhelming - even by southern ontario standards. Still made for an enjoyable hike

This used to be one my favourite local spots. Back in 2012-2013 I would have given this a solid 5/5 star rating. The trail since then has been seriously overused and suffers from lots of erosion (the whitevale section in particular). And now a construction site for a new subdivision boarders the southern portions of the trail.

Late sept - oct is the best time to go, as the mosquitos & deerfly are BRUTAL throughout summer.

Having said all that, the trail does have nice sections especially in late fall and early spring. If you do the whole trail return trip is 5-7 hours pending on your pace, which is longer than most of the other trails within the area.

7 days ago

Today we went with our 3 dogs and had a great time, it was clean snow and clear markings of the trail.

A nice little trail with lots of creeks and little log bridges but just waaaay too much car noise from the nearby highway and county road. Once we got up the ridge a bit and away from the roads it was really nice though with some nice song birds. Lots of great downed trees and gnarled trunks. Some great trees for 10-15ft climbs to have a break and swing your feet. Will come back when the snow is gone to get into those trees!

It’s not a particularly interesting trail. Lots of poison ivy.

I think this trail is closed down? I don't know if its just under construction or if they're putting something else there but I couldn't walk through it :(

13 days ago

Great trail to walk.

trail running
14 days ago

Ran the trail from Woodstock to Hickson on Feb 25th. Most of the trail was clear but there were still some portions with deeper snow and water covered ice that required careful navigation.

Amazing job in opening up the north part of the trail!

Took the roads back on the return trip as the winds were picking up and the chance of tree limbs breaking down was starting to unnerve me.

This is one of the nicer trails in the area and on this particular day I didn’t see one other person.

14 days ago

Great trail to go with your dog! Nice easy elevations and well kept trails. Everything is VERY well marked and is very clean. $20 entry for three adults. The Hilton falls loop is a bit busy but once you get onto beaver dam trail it gets quieter. Watch out for bikers and share the trail!

I did this trail February 2018. I loved it! It's probably more beautiful in the summer. Cambridge waterfall was in the vicinity. It had a few muddy spots. It's also part of the Bruce trail and crossed paths with other trails.

It is now a finished trail that allows a person to hike or bike to Woodstock.
There is one thing in the description of the trail that is incorrect. HORSES ARE NOT ALLOWED on the trail.

20 days ago

Great trail systems! So many trails that even though it may be busy, you don't feel like there are tons of people around.

Took the dogs here for a hike today. Was gorgeous ! Didn’t see any wildlife, was not busy was pretty muddy though.

21 days ago

It was icy and muddy today but it was a nice hike!

21 days ago

Good hike nice hills saw a pair of eagles always a bonus.

A really great 2 hour walk with lots of beautiful natural features like downed trees. Lots of little creeks and ponds to poke with sticks! Lol. My daughter and I had a great time trying to guess the animal tracks! And inventing our own possible animal answers!! Lol. Definitely a nice winter hike! Agreed with another reviewer who said it’ll be amazing in spring. Will definitely be back!

the trails were absolutely gorgeous. if you're looking for a pretty easy walk or trail run with an amazing view this is the place!

Nice trail. Pretty scenery. The first part is close to a the road so the sound of traffic was pretty loud however as you progress you can’t hear it. The paths are narrow and wind a lot which I like.

Only tried out the one trail, and it was the middle of winter, but loved it and will be back to try out more :)

28 days 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.

We take our dog to this trail year round and we love it. We have used our snowshoes but it’s well packed down to hike in boots. There are several little side trails and it’s good excersise. Not very flat though so if you are walking with someone that struggles with hills, it’s probably not the trail for them. It’s very pretty and peaceful.

Was a nice trial to walk in the winter, looking forward to seeing it in the summer. Slightly icy on some paths but easy to follow and nice scenery. Was hard to find using the directions on this app. The entrance we found was on Mutual street in Pickering. Had a parking lot there that was fee. Also has a play ground and a soccer field. Will defiantly be back again.

Better for cross country skiing than snowshoeing but enjoyable all the same. River was frozen over well so we were able to venture out!

Snow was pretty deep, but amazing non the less!

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