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

We loved it. A nice family walk took us 3 hrs. we did all the paths. And took a lot of great pic.

We got a bit hot but there were a couple spot with a nice cool breeze. And nice people. Very clean.

trail running
17 days ago

非常好,第一次尝试越野跑

hiking
18 days ago

I've done this trail 3x and every time I've ended up somewhere completely different. Lots of forks and turns so it's easy to not follow the loop.
It's an excellent hike but if it wasn't for this app, we would have been totally lost. I need to work on my navigational skills!
I hiked this with a 3-year-old in a back carrier and it was fine (and I'm not that athletic or strong by any stretch).
Great trail for "real" hiking!

Nice little walk, especially the harder to find off-park trail through the woods.

Bottom half from East Don to Cummer is paved and more well travelled. North end from Cummer to Finch is woodland path and quieter.

hiking
1 month ago

Went for an afternoon hike. It was with lots of up hills, downhills. Some part of the trail goes by the river. There was lots of wild life and different type of wild flowers. It was overall a good hike. Definitely recommend and will do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

There are hills. The views are alright. Free parking.

good for walking

good trail

walking
1 month ago

The first km of this trail was a trail, dirt/ground. The next km was a bike path, so asphalt. I only went 2km and then turned back (short evening walk). The scenery was very nice, overlooking the lake, passing by a beach. I just wish that it had been all trail.

liked it. the unpaved sections are especially nice. some paths are narrow, some wider, all in all not difficult and offers good options for whoever want to hike, casual walk, cycle and jog. saw a big and beautiful deer jumping in the river. will go back for sure.

hiking
1 month ago

Free parking. If you take the loop starting from the west side, can avoid hill climb lol. Initially near highway and can hear it, but eventually end up in nice forests with no sounds. Lovely 5km.

The trail can be better labeled for newcomers.

trail running
3 months ago

Visit today 1st time for a trail running and have a fun time. Beautiful scenery with some good technical uphill, downhill, muddy, stony road and single lane. Some obstacles and in forest on the hill you can run around off-trail and run on branch and tree. Still very muddy and wet on the ground with some fallen trees, but that's what's trail running for. Definitely come back to explore and run again.

BTW, some of the trail marking is not clear, just be caution.

trail running
3 months ago

Visit there from time to time for trail running. It is a moderate hiking trail in most of the area but some area can be hard with narrow beside cliffs (although the cliff only 50 to 75 ft), muddy, full of stones and tree roots steep as 40 to 50 degree climb elevation. The map didn't completely showing everything.

This time I do a trail running in circle with bunny run on the other side 2 weeks ago again. Some places are still wet, muddy and tree fell in 2 places. also some wood small bridges path has some losses. MTB, run or hiking if you don't mind some mud and a little bit off trail. Bunny run on the east side of the river is nice and dry.

4 months ago

For what and where it is, beautiful spot year round. On rare occasion you might even spot some interesting wildlife! Trail is super easy, definitely not “moderate”

hiking
4 months ago

Easy and scenic for Toronto!

hiking
6 months ago

Great during all seasons, lots to see and a decent variation of elevation

6 months ago

beautiful scenery in the winter time. easy trail with variety and multiple paths. campground parking was the best option for us, great hills and sledding spots.

Great local wooded trail, other then the sound of the odd lawnmower from the houses on the top of the ravine you feel like you're in the middle of much larger forest. I went on a colder fall morning so there wasn't much traffic....definitely going back

trail running
8 months ago

Went Trail Running quite a few time (at least 5 times) over there in Winter and Summer. I only met one Trail Runner so far. 85% are MT Bikers. and 10% are hikers. Most of people bike/run/hike over the west side trail over because it is longer and connect to Crother Wood, Brick Works and then Lower Don Trail and so many trails and park. If you run slow like over 6:30 you shouldn't have problem. Part of the elevation is high and run is narrow, but yeah, just respect the trail and you should be fine. it is pretty now in the fall Sept to Oct. Rather I recommend the east side over the ET Seton park from Arrow shooting yard to the ET Seton park #3 park lot. It's elevation is higher. BTW, great scenes and challenging running.

9 months ago

Free parking at the camp ground, this was the perfect trail. Great length, easy to walk, plenty to see!
Definitely will visit again!

Perfect length and difficulty for a decent workout

Good for family with little kids

trail running
11 months ago

Great little inner city trail - perfect for trail running!

walking
11 months ago

This trail blows all other Toronto trails I've walked out of the water. This is a real forest. Real animals (other than squirrels) live here (including lots of birds). Although you never get away from the hum of the highway, I can see why they almost turned this area is being turned into a national urban park.

The trail gets a fair bit of use. A downside in a more nature setting but perhaps gives you a bit of comfort in an urban park.

One negative: the trail needs signage and maps!

hiking
11 months ago

Great forest trail close to Toronto with a surprising amount of wildlife. The forest seemed open and inviting. The sound of the highway nearby was the only thing to remind you you were in the city. We stayed close to the ridge line which gave interesting views through the forest into the valley. The trail had a number of branches and side trails to wander down.

mountain biking
11 months ago

great trail!

Did my first trail today, loved it but not that good on the hills. Super happy

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Great trail for running. Good straight aways, challenging hill climb and a good length for a short high intensity run.

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