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

1 hour ago

The parking lot was not plowed so we parked on the road (it was not a big deal since it was a quite area). The trail was short, 2km, so we did it twice. We really enjoyed it and I would go back to explore it again and other trails nearby. Some locals we talked to said there were longer trails just east of this location.

Have done this trail many times. It’s my favourite trail closest to Toronto! Hiked it yesterday, road is closed during the winter so add 2km each way to your hike. The sign at the trailhead says the trail is 10km but every time I have done it my devices have shown around 13km. In the snow yesterday it was about 16.5 km and took us 6 hours. Winter hiking is not my thing, but the trail is still fantastic! Highly recommend!

Very nice forest with well maked trails. Few people but the sound of cars on the adjacent highway broke the peace of the walk. Friendly area with police station, restaurants and mall shopping close to site. Will return again !

1 day ago

Very nice forest with well maked trails. Few people but the sound of cars on the adjacent highway broke the peace of the walk. Friendly area with police station, restaurants and mall shopping close to site. Will return again !

2 days ago

nice open trails and easy to follow

Decent outing but the cliffs were a little underwhelming - even by southern ontario standards. Still made for an enjoyable hike

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”

Not sure why the error, but the previous review refers to the wrong trail. Maple Keys Sugar Bush Conservation Area is nowhere near Clinton, Ont. or the Hullet Marsh area. It is south east of Molesworth on Maple Keys Line. I have just returned from a winter hike and found it peaceful and beautiful, although the trail is poorly marked and I found myself walking much farther than the 1 km estimate given. It does cover a wide variety of ecosystems and is of moderate difficulty. Boardwalks through wetlands are in bad shape, which I suspect is due to recent flooding. There are 2 linear trails which could rather easily be connected for a longer loop. Hopefully the MVCA will be making this a reality in the near future. I look forward to returning in the spring.

Been coming here since I was a child, great hike. The full beaver damn trail - hilton falls - bears bathtub route will take you about 4 hours at a leisurely pace.

Great hike, cool boardwalk around the lake. Make sure you check out the long houses.

5 days ago

Today we went with our 3 dogs and had a great time, it was clean snow and clear markings of the trail.

A nice little trail with lots of creeks and little log bridges but just waaaay too much car noise from the nearby highway and county road. Once we got up the ridge a bit and away from the roads it was really nice though with some nice song birds. Lots of great downed trees and gnarled trunks. Some great trees for 10-15ft climbs to have a break and swing your feet. Will come back when the snow is gone to get into those trees!

I think this trail is closed down? I don't know if its just under construction or if they're putting something else there but I couldn't walk through it :(

10 days ago

Great trail to walk.

12 days ago

Easy and scenic for Toronto!

16 days ago

Great. Trail ,lots of contrasting scenery and well marked

I did this trail February 2018. I loved it! It's probably more beautiful in the summer. Cambridge waterfall was in the vicinity. It had a few muddy spots. It's also part of the Bruce trail and crossed paths with other trails.

18 days ago

Good hike nice hills saw a pair of eagles always a bonus.

19 days ago

Absolutely beautiful trails! The view is spectacular from the cliff top!

A really great 2 hour walk with lots of beautiful natural features like downed trees. Lots of little creeks and ponds to poke with sticks! Lol. My daughter and I had a great time trying to guess the animal tracks! And inventing our own possible animal answers!! Lol. Definitely a nice winter hike! Agreed with another reviewer who said it’ll be amazing in spring. Will definitely be back!

Incredible views over looking Grimsby and the lake. Escarpment terrain gives the hike a natural landscape that gives the trial more character. The Falls are a little tricky to see because of all the vegetation but for me that’s a plus, it gives an unspoilt quality!

Waaaay too icy! Definitely would be a lovely walk in spring with the broad leaves in bud. But some nice trees, a river view and quiet solitude! A nice little piece of exercise and fresh air! Watch out for dog poop! Lol. ;)

Nice trail. Pretty scenery. The first part is close to a the road so the sound of traffic was pretty loud however as you progress you can’t hear it. The paths are narrow and wind a lot which I like.

Not a bad first experience with this app! Trail not well travelled so it had a nice trail breaking serenity to it as I divined the route a bit. Trail isn’t always totally obvious but this app kept me on it at times I questioned it. Just on my way out as if it were a karmic gift for getting out hiking/snowshoeing by myself today I saw the biggest pileated woodpecker I might’ve ever seen. It was like a huge fat crow. Maybe pushing 50 to 60cm it seemed in body length. That alone was worth it! :) Recommended but careful if going soon - the honeycombed snow made footings on slants unreliable at times. Plus 3 today though! Can’t complain! :) Did the loop through the Marsh not just the board walk. Took a couple hours with some selfie and “snack” breaks! ;)

25 days ago

Nice trail back half hilly . There is lots of dogs off the leash and lots of dog

Nice little hike, not overly challenging even for children. I've done it many times over the years, including in the winter (icy on the cliff).

Makes a nice walk or bike ride, but I don't know why it's rated as moderate as it's paved assfault the whole way with minimal hills.

Great little trail to do as part of the glass bottom boat and shipwreck tour. Easy for my then 8 year old and still a nice walk for us old people.
Can be very busy.

26 days ago

We “hiked” this trail on February 18, and there was a good bit of snow on the ground on top of thick layers of ice. I use the word “hike” in quotes because it is basically a straight, flat path with a couple of places where you go uphill. I have no idea where they get off categorizing this trail as hard/black. It is moderate at best, even with a foot of snow on top of layers of ice!

Also, there are NO trail markings; I mean NONE! Zero, zilch, nada! It is not like they are not visible or hard to follow. THERE ARE NONE! So it is super easy to get turned around. We had to use the AllTrails map to make sure we didn’t go in endless circles around the mostly frozen creek. It is pretty in the winter and I’m assuming it is very pretty when the weather is warmer, but this isn’t hiking on a hard trail by any stretch of the imagination. It is a walk in the woods where you will get lost if you aren’t following GPS on a map! We finished the loop in a fraction of the average time it takes us to hike (we hike regularly but we are not professionals).

FYI, as of 2/18/18, the bridge at the beginning of the trail is out; it has partially collapsed into the creek below). But it felt solid enough so we just walked over it and we were fine as there was no other way apparent to us to cross the creek. I was shocked that there were no markings whatsoever and no maintenance of the trail. Too bad! Won’t “hike” this trail again.

Short hike but full of adventures! A lot of climbing and areas to explore! You’ll definitely need hiking boots for winter, there’s some slippery and icing areas. Be sure to go counter-clock wise through the path.

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