Explore the most popular no dogs trails near Ottawa with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Did the whole jack pine trail in 52 min. Pretty well groomed and easy for all types of hikers, families included. Mosquitos are kind of aggressive near the boardwalk but if you move at a decent rate you should be fine. Nice trail

No dogs allowed but this said dogs were allowed. Made the trip and had to leave

This loop is pretty flat and the trails are mostly well groomed which makes it good for all ability levels. We went after a big wind storm so there were a few downed trees covering the trail and some Giant puddles requiring us to go off the trail to get around. That isn’t a complaint, just a warning in case someone is planning to go with a stroller. Saw lots of gardener snakes, red squirrels, chickadees, and a duck, goose, woodpecker and a heron. There is a variety of scenery, forest, swamp, ruins, fields etc. Bathrooms at 2 of the trail heads.

fun and easy, good for families

Easy trail, fairly quiet, lots of birds

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

walking
5 months ago

This trail leads from the p11 parking lot. We walked the portion of this trail to the M26 marker. It was nice but the major negative was that the hum of the highway never was completely muffled out. Also, not as varied as the portion leaving from p9 and seemed to have more people. The power lines running through the middle of the trail aren't that nice either.

A nice bonus though is there lots of cute chickadees to feed!

Great walking trail with such beautiful scenery.

hiking
8 months ago

Some boardwalks across marshes through mixed forest.

Walking trail vs hiking. Bring bird seed in the winter and they will come right into your hand to eat it (if you stand still) :)

Please update that dogs are Not allowed on the Beaver trail. It is a conservation area.

Nice, brisk walk

Bathrooms are awesome

I do a 4.5 km loop off of the parking lot on hunt club. Dogs allowed only during the summer, once it snows the cross country skiers take over

birding
Monday, July 03, 2017

Easy crushed stone comes out to a swamp with a viewpoint lots of birds. Regularly see wildlife around the trail.

Good easy trail great outing with the kids. The trail has easy access and they are wide trails

Pretty well maintained trail. Was a nice hike!

Excellent trail network, also connects with all the other Western Greenbelt trails so for a day's worth of hikes you can be quite busy.

Friday, April 28, 2017

It was a nice trail! Recommend pushing past the loop toward lime kiln ruins.

Loved this hike! Started at beaver trail and worked my way to lime kiln ruins across to jack pine. Saw some deer, a weasel, frog, snakes, and cute chickadees that followed us for sometime. There is a portion of the forest that looked burnt but it made for a oddly beautiful hike. The lime kiln ruins also was a nice place to explore. I would definitely recommend this trail!

The wooden sidewalks are nice and provide a great spot from which to observe the wild life. Very muddy in some areas at this time of year. Signs regarding dogs are not clear.

Well marked with many options to adapt to all levels and time available. My only deception is that I can't bring my dog along.

walking
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A nice greenbelt Ottawa walk - really fun for small kids. Of all greenbelt walks in Ottawa that I've walked, this is probably the one where the chickadees feed out of your hands the most. Just bring a few seeds and they'll be all over your hands (and head!)

A young but healthy looking forest. There's also a bird rescue at the start of the trail in the woods,which is interesting.

Possibly the nicest greenbelt walk. It quickly makes you forget that you're walking within the Ottawa city limits. Fairly accessible during the fall (at least the first few hundred metres) as I went with my disabled mother and 6 year old daughter and no problems - just a few rocks and roots to get around.

You see lots of chickadees, which will feed from your hand if you have seeds, red squirrels and woodpeckers.

Very nice hike, but sometimes difficult to stay out of the way of the cross-country ski tracks

Does anyone know if dogs are allowed on this trail?

Beautiful trail - mostly in the woods

Loads of wildlife, next time bring bird seed :)

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