Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

It was our first trail in Toronto and we were pretty impressed. it's a long trail and lots of greenery and open spaces. perfect for cyclists and running. we enjoyed a long walk and had a picnic as well. the humber river runs by the trail and makes for some good pictures.

on Gus Harris Trail

2 days ago

excellent trails!
though the invasive species are taking a wicked hold down there...

Just beautiful

Well used trail and not that tranquil - if you want a quieter trail, cross Leslie and head to Wilket Creek.
Be aware that the spur south of Lawrence has a sign that reads "No Exit South of Overland". This is incorrect. They have now put a formal exit at the end of the trail running west to Leslie past the office buildings. Due to this sign however, this tends to be a more quiet part of the trail, as many people turn around and walk back north at this point.

hiking
13 days ago

Wilket Creek is currently undergoing maintenance but don't let that stop you. If you enter from the south end by Sunnybrook, be aware the trail entrance is poorly marked. There is a sign post by the washrooms but it says Thomas Bata Trail - that is actually the first few yards of Wilket Creek. Only a short way in you'll find the entrance barred for construction, but stick to the left side dirt trail. It will lead you on a parallel path up to the Sunnybrook soccer pitches (be aware this part is moderate intensity and not suitable for those with very young children). Watch out for a sharp turn to your right at the soccer pitches which will take you out on to a suburban side street which you must follow north for all of about 200 yards before a small pathway beside house # 32 plunges you back into Wilket Creek, where you can continue north to Edwards Gardens and the TBG

This is a fantastic urban hike in North America's largest maintained Victorian home enclave. All the cottages and homes are meticulously maintained and many have lovely gardens. The section through Riverdale Farm is a welcome diversion if you have kids and they'll love looking at the sheep, horses and cows. Parliament Street offers places to grab food and drink after your walk. If you opt to duck down any of the tiny alleyways off the suggested route, you'll invariably find some hidden architectural gem.

This trail is a true Toronto hidden gem. The trail follows a stream that is down a deep ravine which is sheltered from the nearby houses by a little wood consisting of many mature trees. The floor of the woods is covered in lush green plants. There were very few people on the trail when we went and even though the temperature was scorching outside the trees sheltered us from the heat early in the morning (10 am). Even though the trail is very short it is really an oasis in Toronto.

road biking
16 days ago

Great trail. Only rode once but very well maintained

always a good place to visit. so relaxing to cirt life. trails easy.
out geocaching with group

trail running
1 month ago

An easy and flat trail (read path) used by walkers, bikers and runners. Not exactly exciting but will get your run off the road.

it's a nice short walk and passes by a playground.

Usually do this every September for the Terry Fox 10KM event.

1 month ago

Gets too crowded in the summer, it has lost the feel of being on a nice quiet wildness hike, too many people using it now

geocaching the island today. happy to see a recovery after flooding last year.

Love this trail for running!

So lovely. Many hidden gems along the water!

This is a great trail Highly recommended

Be sure to see OCAD, the building resting on pencils, adjacent AGO.

didn't realize how close I live to this trail and I really enjoy walking it. I think writing the Kms on the pavement is smart. I even had a chance to sit by the river and just enjoy a glorious sunny day in the city.

walking
1 month ago

Nice stroll, great place to take in some nature yet still enjoy views of the city.

hiking
1 month ago

Very pretty and you can follow it down to Brickworks!

trail running
1 month ago

As a trail was decent to run. It was not marked as well as could have been desired as such ended up adding distance to our overall run (not a bad thing, but unexpected). There needs to be more identifiable markings for the loop.

hiking
1 month ago

Went april 22, 2018 and trails were flooded and muddy. The banks along the Rouge River have collapsed due to high water levels. Also there are notices of ticks. If you have a dog i suggest not bringing them due to the ticks and mud

I think this is probably the best walk/cycle trail in the city. The views are spectacular and they vary the further you go. You eventually end up at the Lake. A small company called Toronto Adventures even does kayak+canoe along the humber. That’s located under the subway station on the trail. Overall great area.

It's so long that you can literally find anything you're looking for. It's not so crowded so that's really nice. You go on the paved trail but you can explore all the mini trails encompassed within the path! Wildlife sighting is incredible here. Would come back to finish the rest of the trail!

Good train covering a nice distance between the Brickworks and Moore Park Ravine, trails connect and give you a nice loop throughout the Ravine, along side the Don Valley, along the edge of the Brickworks and up to Mount Pleasant. Nice stroll and verry pretty populated in Winter so I can only assume it would be more congested. I would take a stroll along this trail again. Great trail for beginners!

I love this quaint and beautiful park. Lots of birds hang out in this park with a pretty river. Easy walk or run through the trail. Great to take your dog for walks.

walking
2 months ago

Awesome park right in the city. They offer different trails that span from easy to medium. If you're training for a run or an obstacle race this is a great place to train due to different terrain. They have a huge playground for kids, a garden for those who just wants to sit and relax, a free zoo where you can pet and feed llamas, and a restaurant right inside the park. This is the baby version of Central Park. A must visit.

hiking
3 months ago

Really nice scenic trail, I went mid week on a damp overcast day, there wasn't allot of traffic but I would imagine it will be packed in the summer when the foliage is in full bloom. There were a couple of washrooms throughout the trail which was nice. The main trail is paved and is fairly level but there is a fairly steep incline in and out of the park, there is paved ramp with stairs in some part but is steep to get down. I think there may have been another ramp down that was less incline that started at the same part and entered the trail further down. I really enjoyed this hike unfortunately the trail was closed for maintenance half way down to Eglington, there was a ramp to get off the trail, so I think you could have went up to the street and re-entered further down the trail

hiking
3 months ago

Did about 5km with the family (husband, wife, two girls and our pup). We stayed on the main trail and then kept going and found this great little place under a railroad bridge that also provided great views of the Rouge Creek. It was perfect for setting up a little camp for lunch. Very few people, but may be due to time of year. There are well maintained parts and also side trails that make you forget you are pretty much surrounded by the urban sprall. Recommend for a 2-3 hour getaway.

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