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Best trails in Waterloo

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Looking for a great trail near Waterloo, Ontario? AllTrails has 27 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area or Brant Conservation Area, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hilton Falls Conservation Area or Dundas Valley Conservation Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 22 easy trails in Waterloo ranging from 0.7 to 7.6 miles and from 990 to 1,318 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Waterloo
Top trails (27)
#1 - Petersburg Bush
Petersburg Regional Forest
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 48 m
Petersburg Bush is a beautiful forested area adjacent to agricultural land. There are several opportunities to loop back so you can easily decide how long you want to be on the trail. Please note that this trail backs onto private property.Show more
#2 - Health Valley Trail
Waterloo, Ontario
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 43 m
#3 - Sudden Regional Forest Loop
Waterloo, Ontario
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h
Note: Users have reported that a section of the trail is within private property. Please be respectful of landowners and stay on publicly accessible trails. Show more
#4 - Columbia Hills Loop
Waterloo, Ontario
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
#5 - Bechtel Park Loop Trail
Waterloo, Ontario
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 34 m
#6 - Drynan Tract
Waterloo, Ontario
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
#7 - Forwell Trail to Hillside Reserve
Hillside Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 58 m
Wide, level paved trail means heavy use for walkers, runners, cyclists and pets. A dense oasis of greenery in the middle of the city and connected to a variety of main and side trails. Note that the Lexington Road crossing can be via a long underpass or directly over the road depending on which branch of the path you take. The route as shown on the map leads to the underpass.Show more
#8 - Geo-Time Trail
Waterloo, Ontario
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
The GeoTime Trail traces the City of Waterloo's geological past through interpretive signs along the route. Each meter of this 4½-kilometer (2.8-mile) trail marks one-million years of geological history. Every millimeter represents 1,000 years. The trail teaches us where geological periods start and end, when different biological organisms appeared on Earth and when major catastrophic events took place. It also features a sundial where you can learn how to tell the time. This trail opened in 2007, coinciding with our 150th anniversary, the University of Waterloo's 50th anniversary and the 150th kilometer of trail in this city. It was the first of its kind in Canada, and was outlined in the Canadian contributions to the UNESCO-sponsored international Year of Planet Earth in 2008. (from http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/view/geo-time-trail)Show more
#9 - Laurel Creek Conservation Area Trail
Laurel Creek Conservation Area
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 55 m
$7.50 per person entry fee.Show more
#10 - Walter Bean Grand River Trail
Waterloo, Ontario
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
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