Explore the most popular walking 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.

walking
2 days ago

Cute little forest hike. Veryyy easy and quick. Shorter than you’d think. We loved that it’s dog-friendly, but wish we’d tacked on a longer/harder trail for hiking (this loop is a walk, not a hike). Beautiful scenery :)

Really nice walk! Took me around 2.5 hours for the route provided. It’s definitely not dog friendly right at the start/finish but I’d say that 3/4 of the route was dog friendly. I parked at the Old Quarry Trail parking lot and there were signs saying no dogs on the trails but I had my dog on leash the whole time and no one said anything. It wasn’t overly scenic, but it was a nice forest walk! There’s lots of ways to make the walk shorter or longer so I’d definitely do this one again!

Awesome trail. Rockhopper lives up to its name. Klondike part is easy but the Rockhopper part has lots of rocks and roots. Even some small inclines and declines. I got turned around a bit when I wa going back to the Klondike Trail so I did a bit extra. Rockhopper even goes by a pond at point. Great trail!

10 days ago

Easy trail for a family with lots of options to make it shorter if required. Watch the map closely as there are lots of intersections

My favourite trails to run to date. Especially love adding on Rockhopper and Outback.

Bring bug spray or move fast. I run so I never noticed but one time I got a nasty stitch and had to walk for a km and change and I got sucked dry by the mosquitoes.

hiking
13 days ago

Easy Trail with some great views of the beaver pond. It goes though some forest. It is relatively flat and I imagine people in wheel chairs and people pushing strollers can access it. Great for a family outing whether as a walk or a short bike ride.

hiking
13 days ago

This hike needs an edit. It is a great hike up until the train tracks. Once your past the train tracks the hiking area/path is closed due to excavation. I did go past the train tracks which was a mistake. It’s a good hike though up until the train tracks so I can recommend it for anyone to go up that far. Hope All Trails edits the trail.
UPDATE: Thank you All Trails for editing the trail!!!!!

An easy and short trail through mostly forest with a creek running nearby. It connects up with other trails at the far end. I saw a couple of deer at the far end. Very accessible for wheel chairs and parents with strollers I would say.

Bring bug repellant. A short hike through the woods. A part of the trail was blocked from vegetation and a huge puddle so you had to take a detour trail for 25m or so. The detour trail sucked because it was wet and muddy and tree branches were getting in the way. I ripped my shirt on one of them. Overall though a pleasant trail.

Great place to take a family walk within the city limits.

Great relaxing hike and so much to see. 7.2km Bugs only on last 200m. Would definately hike it again!

walking
27 days ago

good trail. nice 1 hour total with the ruins included. lots to see, variety of scenery with a very easy path to follow.

I loved this trail. Nice and easy with one scraggly part on the Chipmunk Trail. Some cool things to see like the Lime Kiln, Views of Swamp, Wild Birdcare Centre, and we saw Wild Turkeys! Amazing Trail!

My first trail using the Alltrails app. An easy 800m jaunt.

Beautiful easy and short trail that walks through forest and over boardwalks in the swampy areas. Great place for a family walk!

Beautiful day, dry. Lots of bugs - bring bug spray

Beautiful trial in the woods with some awesome views of swamp/wetlands areas. There is a Wild Birdcare Centre here too. The trail is easy and great for anyone or a family to come explore!

•There are no picnic tables.
•No out houses.

I was at the Bruce Pit dog park it is a spacious area the path is mainly flat and accessible for people with mobility issues. There is a nice, tall canopy forested area in the back on the right side many trees have space between them to let the air to flow making it comfortable walking your dogs and you too.

I like this trail. Sometimes alot of people walking with can be a bit of a pain when biking. But trails sprouting off of this one are alot of fun.

Very buggy, had to jog a few parts because they were so bad! Trail was nice, fairly easy but could be a bit bumpy for a stroler. Also my car window got smashed while we were hiking and things were taken from my backseat so that really sucked, but the hike itself was nice.

Nice place for a walk. It’s mostly flat so it’s easy for everyone. Lots of recent rain and standing water meant lots of mosquitoes. Take something for the chickadees and nuthatches. They fly at you at the first junction on the north side of the loop (leaving from the Eagleson parking lot).

For travelling on foot this trail sucks! Too many cyclists. There are better trails to walk or hike on than this. There are some parts downtown though that are good to walk on but most of it should be left for the cyclists. It is a great trail to bike on though.

Near flat so 3 stars as not challenging. It’s definitely easy. But very beautiful! You can make it longer by adding in extra trails.

Very nice and quiet trail but nothing special.
Bring seeds so you can hand feed birds especially in winter

47 degrees today but still a lovely walk!

Great multi-use paved trail, used by both cyclists and hikers. This path offers great views of the Ottawa River the back of the parliament buildings and Rideau Canal.

Short and easy trail. The path was well maintained and was easy to access from the main road. I would recommend this hike for someone with kids and/or looking for a quick fix of nature.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Quick ride with my daughter did outer loop. It is great for beginners trying to learn

It’s a very nice trail with a cool limestone kiln. The lookout wasn’t as good as the pictures made it seem but it was very pretty. If you move at a good clip the bugs are not much of a problem. The paths alternate between one person wide and uneven path to five people wide and wood chips which makes for interesting changes to the scenery. Would definitely go recommend.

Quite flat, easy trail

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