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Quite flat, easy trail

Nice trail, not too muddy at this time of the year. Some bugs, but I have seen worse. Had a really good time with the girlfriend !! :)

hiking
3 days ago

Very nice, relaxing and peaceful hike. It has very interesting wildlife.

A large dog park with woodsy trails, some dogs of the larger dogs found it okay to manage smaller dogs were too tired to move because of the heat
the temperature reached 32° with humidity. :]- .

There is a big parking lot, washrooms, and there is some chairs to the right of some trees where the main trail starts and is accessible to the right with some tree roots on the left sticking up.

Love this trail! I use it for biking as well as walking my dog some really great look out points.

Great trail for relaxing walk, many different paths makes this trail fun to explore.

We walked about 3km on this sweet trail. A nice way to start the weekend.

walking
11 days ago

Perfect with kids! We had the chance to skip on wood deck paths, climb tree stumps and fallen branches. Find singing frogs and ready-to-eat raspberries. Of course you are welcomed with notices about ticks and coyotes (which scared the crap of of me) but amazing people with dogs only were met on the trail!

hiking
27 days ago

Nice hiking area to bring your dog! There are a lot of different “off route” trails that give you the option to extend your hike and see different things. Dogs are allowed during spring, summer, and autumn but not during winter.

Love this trail! But got completely accosted by some woman about the dog, both on the trail and in the parking lot.
There are trails that are clearly marked no dogs in the conservation area, but others say dogs are ok or there is no signage. I was on one of the dog green trails. They should update their signage so it’s more clear for both summer and winter as their are a couple of signs that say no dogs in the winter and some that have no restrictions. Otherwise a great walk.

Beautiful and starting to green now that it's mid-May

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

Beautiful. Buggy in spots.

best place to bring our dog and have lots of fun!

hiking
2 months ago

Quiet and pretty. Nice length. So many of the NCC trails are under 4km.

Fair warning, the 'Winter Trail' portion across Hawthorne was still quite wet (standing water wet) as of May 5th

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.

Family favourite - great place to bring the dog.

walking
2 months ago

Great easy walking trail to just relax and look at the beautiful pines.

Very muddy in parts. We started at P21 and made our way to the bog trail which is really beautiful and allowed us to see lots of birds up close along the boardwalk. We started to make our way back via 53E however it was very muddy in the first 50 yards so we made our way back up on to the road. We look forward to going back and finishing that part of the trail when it is drier.

Nice little hike close to bridlewood that offers some neat wooded sections across a variety of terrains (groomed paths, logs , Stoney areas, wood bridges).

A bit muddy in parts, will need gortex lined boots to comfortably complete full trail. Almost no snow left,. Trail may get muddier in the next week or two because still some frost under the muddy parts.

walking
2 months ago

This trail is borderline 2 or 3.

Once you are away from the parking lot (P20) and the sound of cars, the woods are really nice. They were teeming with woodpeckers and red squirrels. But the massive hydro towers in the middle of the trail is a bit jarring. There were also a lot of people, so not quite as quiet as other trails.

On the positive side, the species of trees varies nicely throughout the trail and the start is nice as it feels like you are walking on top of a bluff.

Beautiful trail, a bit wet but very easy, mais que nous sommes chanceux!

Easy trail, fairly quiet, lots of birds

Really enjoyed it

Very pleasant.

Went on our first hike of the year and we're both beginners, had a ton of fun but it's still covered in snow. Some areas are very wet still, very fun beginner trail that was a good distance. Bring water!

hiking
3 months ago

I wasn't sure how the trail would be with the warmer weather this past week. It was great! The slushy, melted snow made for great resistance and there were several spots of ground to tread on to break from the resistance of the snow.

j'adore y aller avec mon chien

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