Explore the most popular skiing 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.

mostly love it because it's close to home. I walk the dogs here almost every day

This is a great trail with a bit of everything to make it interesting. Lots of up and down trekking to work your body. The marsh board walk was fun. I was surprised how quiet these trails are considering that they are very scenic, but my wife and I did pass by people here and there on the trails. The trails were well marked with points of interest signs. The conservation area also has nice picnic areas to have your lunch after hiking. Recommended. Bring your bug spray after a rain though. Lots of grass and marsh areas to attract mosquitoes.

You have to pay to enter.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great trail for kids to get into mountain biking. It is also well shaded so even when it is 40+, you don't feel that hot while biking here! Highly recommended!

Great trails. Did 16km in 4 hours. All the side trails are made for biking but they are great for hiking too, lots of twists and turns. Parking is free.

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.

Nothing spectacular. not much signs of wildlife. just a simple short walk through the park. still nice though.

6 months ago

The trail appears to be for cross country only during the winter

under these specific conditions, I'd rate this trail as very difficult. it's January and we're in the middle of a thaw. there is very little snow cover left and what is left is either ice or hard pack snow with little or no give. there is undulating trail here (we followed a little black chickadee marker) with steep incline/decline sections. the most steep parts have steps built in (little help when the step is mostly covered in leaves and ice). I'll freely admit that I ambled along the well heeled path until I was about 1/5 down my first steep decline. by then I was slowly and carefully choosing my footing and wondering about the wisdom of this adventure. (did I mention it was freezing drizzle, too?) in fact, I recall thinking that was goes down must come up. and really if it was this mu-and then I slipped into my first, but not last lunge/semi-splits manouever. this was soon followed by a few bum scrambles and lots of laughing and muttering about my unwise choice in trail for the day. from there on i usually scrambled along next to, but not on, the path. quite by accident I made it back to the trail loop and finished up with only a few detours.

Beautiful walk on the Chickadee Loop Trail (Black) but it was very icy in many spots. There are some areas of elevation and were quite dangerous. Keep an eye on where you are planting your feet!

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trails, easy to follow.

Good quick hike with dog park. Areas for communal eating. Great for harvesting puffballs.

Great trails. Well maintained and dog friendly (on leash). I was there at 11am on a Friday, trails were quiet.

hiking
11 months ago

The trail is great for biking but not as great for hiking.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Excellent trails...good for all levels

hiking
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Upon entrance, don't be fooled by the parking booth, as it is no longer occupied, and therefore, there are no envelopes to pay for parking. Instead, continue driving straight along the gravel road until you reach the parking lot. Once there, you may begin along the trail, which is conveniently marked with several different signs designating different types of birds and forest. In addition, a green sign with bare feet mark the trail loop, so you won't get lost. Overall, the trail is well groomed (as well as the grounds) and the creek features a unique environment featuring amphibians, birds, and coniferous and deciduous trees. You will also find several sign posts and boards featuring interesting facts about the wildlife and environment in the area. Great for kids.

hiking
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Great location close to the city, trails not overly challenging however gives you a good workout

mountain biking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

I've completed 2 trails within the hardwood hills area, Fun & Sprocket on bikes with a younger individual.
They're are definitely fun and may prove to be a slight challenge to the inexperienced, but fun regardless.

Friday, June 09, 2017

The trail is beautiful, and I especially loved the plaques which displayed works of art that depict the scenery. The trails are also well organized; each fork in the road displays a map that shows you your current location.

walking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Super simple hike. The scenery isn't that spectacular. Wouldn't go again as I wasn't in awe over it.

Great in the winter for skiing, but if you're looking for a hike trying somewhere else because it's beautiful but there is not much to see other than tall trees and a pond!

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

Familiar/ lots of variety

snowshoeing
Monday, January 30, 2017

plenty of trails to choose from. most are in the woods. well marked but couldn't find a trail map to see where individual trails led you.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The best place ever !!

walking
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Great trail, never crowded, very quiet and peaceful. Great for all levels of skill, trails are well marked and easy to follow.

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

A new favourite. I love the amount of trails there were; parking has been packed every time but we hardly ran into anyone after leaving the trail head. Signs are so easy to follow. The forest scenery was perfect.
For dogs, they are supposed to be on leash but no one we ran into followed this rule. They were all polite about calling theirs back when they saw us though. Bikers had great trail etiquette as well.
Parking is free and roadside.

Lots of poison ivy so stay on the trail !

mountain biking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Great time. Nice variety of trail difficulties. Good flow. All trails are one way so there's no worry in the back of your mind when cornering fast.

fishing
Friday, July 29, 2016

Awesome. Very peaceful and relaxing. Lots of open space to BBQ. We swam around the lake, using rental life jackets. Option to fish as well!

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

There are 4 trails at the Seymour Conservation Area.
1. The Teal Trail. It goes through wet lands and there is a stream. In July when I went there was no water to be found.
2. The Upland Loop. This one has a bit of a climb up and down a drumlin.
3. The Quarry Trail.
4. There is also the North Link Trail. It is short and goes to the road at the North of the Conservation Area.

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