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Nice place to visit its great to take pics.

Great 7.5 kms loop. if you go left when starting feels like more uphill. nice and open. great for beginners.

we love coming here , especially in the winter! great trails!

hiking
24 days ago

Nice vistas and ever changing landscape with a good hike for an hour. Great different trail elevations. Fun trail for a family hike.

Nice easy trail. We did it in early spring with it partially snow covered. It was a nice way to get a couple of hours in.

1 month ago

nice

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!

hiking
1 month ago

This used to be one my favourite local spots. Back in 2012-2013 I would have given this a solid 5/5 star rating. The trail since then has been seriously overused and suffers from lots of erosion (the whitevale section in particular). And now a construction site for a new subdivision boarders the southern portions of the trail.

Late sept - oct is the best time to go, as the mosquitos & deerfly are BRUTAL throughout summer.

Having said all that, the trail does have nice sections especially in late fall and early spring. If you do the whole trail return trip is 5-7 hours pending on your pace, which is longer than most of the other trails within the area.

1 month ago

Beautiful walking!

Only tried out the one trail, and it was the middle of winter, but loved it and will be back to try out more :)

hiking
2 months ago

Was a nice trial to walk in the winter, looking forward to seeing it in the summer. Slightly icy on some paths but easy to follow and nice scenery. Was hard to find using the directions on this app. The entrance we found was on Mutual street in Pickering. Had a parking lot there that was fee. Also has a play ground and a soccer field. Will defiantly be back again.

Beautiful trail!

Very good

The trail itself is amazing! It’s gorgeous with lots of different elevations. There’s also an off-leash fenced dog park in the south end of the trail. Dogs must be on leash on the trail though. Unfortunately enforcement of this rule is minimal as everyone let’s their dogs off leash on the trail. We probably won’t be back again because our pup was attacked by two different dogs who were off leash on the trail. One lady claimed her dog “didn’t like dogs who were not neutered”. Our pup was 4 months at the time and isn’t scheduled for a neutering until 1 year. Nevertheless, how could you allow your dog to roam free off leash when you KNOW your dog may potentially be a threat to other dogs, dog owners and walkers? Definitely such a negligent act. Wouldn’t trust having our pup on the trail again. Even though we kept him on leash, it’s hard to control other dogs and the actions of other owners.

We brought our 6 month old Husky here and were all impressed! It is paid parking ($5 for a full day), but it definitely is worth it. The Conservation is VERY well maintained. We did not see any dog poop anywhere on our 3 hour hike. All of the owners seemed very responsible and there were garbages at all entrances. There’s even a fenced off leash dog park at the north end of the Conservation. Definitely recommend!

beautiful trails and nice for beginners like myself.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail but doesn’t make sense that there is no parking at the north end, especially with all that land, not thought out well whatsoever to be inviting. That being said a great hike whether you want to do the whole thing or just half with young kids.

The trail was a little more challenging than I expected for backpacking, but it was also pouring rain.

hiking
4 months ago

we started at HWY 7, the trail was closed at the 407 bridge (I think) there were signs up saying use at own risk. We did, went down to Whitevail and back, its bit a not a bad trail to walk, the trails are well marked. the weather wasn't the greatest, damp and foggy so we only seen 1 other pair of hikers on the trail. There wasn't that much took look at other then dead bent trees from the ice storm a few years ago.Going to start at Whitevail and head south next time and eventually finish the whole trail

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail, easy to navigate and level easy terrain. A couple of small hills throughout but completely manageable. This trail can be connected to many other trails south of Twyn Rivers Drive (all part of the same park) south of Twyn Rivers is much prettier scenery and takes you through more forested areas. Trail got fairly busy by about 9:30am on a Sunday. Also there is NO parking to enter the Cedar Trail at the north end, off of Morningside, the only place to park is on the south end off of Twyn Rivers Drive (there is a parking lot) Also NOTE: there were lots of black legged ticks in early December. We had to pick them off ourselves and the dogs.

Beautiful hike, nice scenery, level easy terrain and wide trails for the most part. A few small side trails that you can choose from. Some hilly areas, but not difficult. On site parking was $5. Trail was pretty quiet (although we hiked on a cold November day). We did encounter some off leash dogs, although this is a leashed area.

hiking
5 months ago

Finished the loop with 5 hours. Beautiful view made the whole hiking full of exciting. Very wet and uneven surface, rain boots or waterproof boots could be more helpful.

6 months ago

My dog and I loved this trail. The whole rouge valley actually is just a great place to be outside! Definitely will do again!

First half is best. Turn back at stop 5 for a good 2 hour hike. Took 4 hours to do the whole thing

We finished the trail in 4 hours including stopping for pictures and breaks. The view is stunning.

love it

off road driving
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

This was what I consider to be my first real hiking trail as my previous excursions were basically the WFT and various conservation area trails which are super easy. The Seaton is a gem, easily accessible, great viewpoints due to the ridge's elevation and challenging in spots. Development continues to encroach on the trail which now backs onto sub-division construction in areas. Suggest you do this trail while it is still all there.

hiking
6 months ago

Took 4 hours to complete the loop from car park - including breaks along the way. The ridges are beautiful and can be seen throughout the trail. There are various types of terrain, wet and uneven surfaces which makes this hike more challenging but it's not difficult. Proper footwear (trail running shoes or hiking boots) helps a lot.

I walked the the white tailed deer trail and saw a couple of deers. Excellent site I will being going back.

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