Explore the most popular trail running trails near Spring Arbour with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

7 months ago

this trail was really nice. wide track. somewhat groomed. beautifully forested and meandering. easy walking and quiet. very few bugs today. I'd do it again

on South Trail

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11 months ago

Bring your bug spray. Great trail when dry. no garbage at entrance, so when you pick up after your dog, you're bringing it home with you. Enjoyed the trail and will be back with my mosquito repellant.

Super Carolinian forest on the Norfolk sand plain . Many interesting species that have been saved by the Weston Families efforts . There is a huge patch of Pokeweed in one clearing . The fruit look like grapes but very poisonous ,so watch the kids . There are many trails in this forest and you can get lost for a whole day . Yes ticks for sure . We wear proper combats with built in gaiters but if you are thinking shorts , forget it . This area was the first endemic Lyme disease area in Ontario/Canada . We were chased down the road by some local yockal once . He is lucky he didn't catch up with us . Got chased on a trail in Tillsonburg too . That guy took a swing at me , he's lucky I'm a nice guy ! Must something in the water in this area . If you can avoid the nuts this area is beautiful to the extreme ! K !

Saturday, April 15, 2017

This was a excellently trail to ride my mountain bike but now they have gone and changed the gates and they made them difficult to pass through with your bike.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Trail is in generally poor condition and only minimally maintained. However this forest has many different "moods" as you walk through it making it interesting. Dirt bikes and four wheelers use this trail as well. The far end has an observation tower run by McMaster University studying carbon capture in this forest. As you near the end, you can sometimes here the "whine" from it.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

My least favorite of the Backus Woods trail system but still a nice hike. This hike comes out of the forest into an old field being restored to its previous natural state. It passes by an old farm pond and then through another field. There is some confusion on one piece of the trail that leads up to a private residence. The back end of the trail re-enters the forest and does offer some nice vistas especially in the fall. Because of the long grass and prairie type field there is a lot of ticks through this piece.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Old growth forest, very wide and clean trails. Very scenic and relaxing. Only negative is LOTS of deer ticks in the height of the season. Check yourself and the dogs out afterwards.

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