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.

hiking
2 days 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
1 month 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
2 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.

2 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
2 months ago

Easy and scenic for Toronto!

hiking
4 months ago

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

4 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
6 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.

7 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
9 months ago

Great little inner city trail - perfect for trail running!

walking
9 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
9 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
9 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.

trail running
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Absolutely loved it, the views... sounds of nature were music to my ears as I ran through.

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

Nice trail with a couple of hilly areas. Good for 1-2 hour walks. Free parking near campground entrance.

walking
Monday, February 20, 2017

Lots of great trails in this whole system.

walking
Thursday, December 08, 2016

A serene paved trail along the Highland Creek with plenty of picnic tables.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Great for a fall hike to see some spectacular colours. The paved trails are good for all ability types. The wooded trails and neighbouring abandoned railway, quite beautiful but slightly more challenging, link up to the Evergreen Brickworks to enjoy a nice coffee and scenery before you make your way back. It's a regular favourite of ours.

mountain biking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Went MTBing here. The green/easy trails are pretty, running along the river and the train tracks and were easy enough. The blue/intermediate trails were on the more advanced side of intermediate. I've rode on intermediate trails all over the country and I had trouble on parts of it and had to walk my bike. Lots of steep inclines and downhills. Overall very pretty and lots of fun but if you are still getting your feet wet then stick to the green/easy trails.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Nice, well groomed trails which were easy to navigate. There are various small side trails to explore, which all connect back to the main trail and were easy to figure out. I was here at 7a.m. and there were already numerous people on the trail (dog walkers, runners etc.), by the time I finished there were lots of people and dogs on the trail. There are a few river access points which was nice and dogs can get into the river and cool down, but be careful as there are fast currents throughout the river in some parts.

Note: parts of the trail are hilly and there are some significant inclines to navigate through the northern loop of the trail. Would recommend but suggest coming early morning to beat some of the 'trail traffic'!

Friday, August 05, 2016

Great trails!!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

amazin

trail running
Saturday, June 11, 2016

It was a very nice place for a short jog.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

Great dog walk...
a bit loud on stretch following the Don Valley parkway...

where you are sandwiched between the Don River and the parkway..

runs from Taylor Creek park to River Street...

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