Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

2 days ago

Beautiful and very clean. Trail is well marked and very clear. It’s pretty much all uphill the whole time but it’s pretty gradual and manageable. May not be great for seniors or small kids. But, We’re not exactly in the best shape and it wasn’t really a struggle at all for us. We went on a nice warm day in March so it wasn’t icy and whatever ice was there was pretty slushy so it wasn’t a problem. Be mindful of ice if you’re going in the winter- this trail would be pretty hard with the ice! Great trail for running.

Nice groomed trail for a nice winter walk. Love that the trail goes in the forest and not just around it. Was very peaceful as we only saw one couple the whole afternoon that we were there.

Lovely quiet walk with the sound of flowing water. Trail well maintained. Note that historic bridge over river is closed and under constuction until “spring 2018”. Spotted a pair of Trumpeter Swans in pond upstream from dam, quite impressive and unexpected for March 18, 2018. (see photos)

2 days ago

Some spot are great some spots are very easy but worth the time to do in 2 hrs there and back

2 days ago

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

the winter maintenance on this road stops About 2 km from the parking lot with a large snowbank blocking the road so you cant access the parking lot.

3 days ago

Walking along the river was nice but not much else to look at and trail was not very well kept when I visited.

snow packed trails some muddy spot. Nice hike

3 days ago

The parking lot was not plowed so we parked on the road (it was not a big deal since it was a quite area). The trail was short, 2km, so we did it twice. We really enjoyed it and I would go back to explore it again and other trails nearby. Some locals we talked to said there were longer trails just east of this location.

3 days ago

Beautiful wooded terrain with good selection of trails

Have done this trail many times. It’s my favourite trail closest to Toronto! Hiked it yesterday, road is closed during the winter so add 2km each way to your hike. The sign at the trailhead says the trail is 10km but every time I have done it my devices have shown around 13km. In the snow yesterday it was about 16.5 km and took us 6 hours. Winter hiking is not my thing, but the trail is still fantastic! Highly recommend!

Pretty short paved path. Wasn’t bad but there really wasn’t much too it
Also I parked at east side Mario’s but I feel like it would have been easier to park at manuallife because that’s where the entrance is

Very nice forest with well maked trails. Few people but the sound of cars on the adjacent highway broke the peace of the walk. Friendly area with police station, restaurants and mall shopping close to site. Will return again !

5 days ago

Very nice forest with well maked trails. Few people but the sound of cars on the adjacent highway broke the peace of the walk. Friendly area with police station, restaurants and mall shopping close to site. Will return again !

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.

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Easy and quiet walk in winter.

Nice winter easy winter trail. Also good for Nordic cross country skiing. Trails are relatively flat. Great for viewing birds!

Attempted in Jan 2018. Covered 18km in the first day. Beautiful winter scenery and just the right amount of trail difficulty for someone used to trekking and climbing in the Rockies. Only regret was not taking enough photos!

Encountered an unexpected severe drop in temperatures. Forecast had called for -18C as the overnight low, but a high pressure system blew away the anticipated snow clouds and dropped temps to below -30C. We were not ready for that extreme level of cold and bailed the next day. Can’t wait to gear up and try this out again someday, but maybe not in January.

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

For what and where it is, beautiful spot year round. On rare occasion you might even spot some interesting wildlife! Trail is super easy, definitely not “moderate”

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.

Amazing in autumn if hiking the bruce trail, but can’t imagine coming through in spring or during a wet summer. Combined it with Rockway Conservation Area for a full day

Not sure why the error, but the previous review refers to the wrong trail. Maple Keys Sugar Bush Conservation Area is nowhere near Clinton, Ont. or the Hullet Marsh area. It is south east of Molesworth on Maple Keys Line. I have just returned from a winter hike and found it peaceful and beautiful, although the trail is poorly marked and I found myself walking much farther than the 1 km estimate given. It does cover a wide variety of ecosystems and is of moderate difficulty. Boardwalks through wetlands are in bad shape, which I suspect is due to recent flooding. There are 2 linear trails which could rather easily be connected for a longer loop. Hopefully the MVCA will be making this a reality in the near future. I look forward to returning in the spring.

Been coming here since I was a child, great hike. The full beaver damn trail - hilton falls - bears bathtub route will take you about 4 hours at a leisurely pace.

Great hike, cool boardwalk around the lake. Make sure you check out the long houses.

Great easy trail. Beautiful scenery.

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.

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15 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.

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