Explore the most popular trail running 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.

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
5 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.

hiking
29 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

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

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.

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.

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!

j'adore y aller avec mon chien

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

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!

It was mostly packed snow when I went. parking spaces were limited.

hiking
6 months ago

The trail was great! We made sure to not walk on the Cross County ski paths(it was super easy to stay off their tracks), but still encountered a very unpleasant vocal skier . Being considerate and respectful goes both ways ☺️
Please remember it’s a multi-use trail!

Love this trail! So beautiful in the fall but just all in all a great trail to bring the dog! Highly recommend if you’re looking for a nice walk, not too long!

I wish the bridge wasn’t closed off to the public, it’s so intriguing!

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