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Beautiful trails, nice variety of loops to choose from. All three bird trails can be completed as a continuous 4.5 mile loop. Careful in the winter—trails can ice over and become quite slippery.

walking
17 days ago

Decent walk.. Wouldn’t say I thought it was fantastic. Views were ok. There are better walks close by. We went in January and trail was quite Treacherous.

This trail is not winter maintained so Provincial Park staff say “we don’t recommend you to use it”. But they don’t tell you not to use it either. It’s not patrolled and conditions are unknown so use at your own risk in the winter and be well prepared. There is cell coverage so take your phone. The Trail is well marked so fairly easy to navigate even when snow covered. The east side along the lake is well travelled. The west side is a total backcountry trail in the winter so be prepared to navigate using only trail blazes. Lots of ups and downs so good exercise. It took us 6 hrs with two snack breaks.

This is the hike that I compare all others to...difficult but several summit views of glorious lakes and fields and forests! Bring lots of water and snacks...will take several hours to complete!

on Cedar Trail

hiking
23 days ago

*Don't go to parking coordinate there is no parking there. You'll need to park near the Vista Trail head off of Zoo Road 43°49'05.8"N 79°10'21.7"W there is parallel side of road parking during the off season. But not available during the summer months (read signs carefully). From there choose your hike as a number of trails connect from here. Park maps: http://www.rvcc.ca/Rouge_Park_Hiking_Trails.html

Also it can be pretty noisy in sections due to traffic. Hope that helps!

Beautiful and well maintained trail with clear signs.

Quiet trail, easy to follow, with lots of roots and rock. Good footwear is a must and bug spray. We clocked 15km from the parking lot. Good workout!

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail for running a few hills and moderately challenging.

Beautiful trails. 3 different trails to choose from. A 7km and two 4km options.

Good outing ....esp fun in the winter time.

hiking
2 months ago

Great area for a long or short hike, there are different loops from a 45 min loop, to several hour loops.

This one works you! I did this solo on the first snow fall of the season in late October making for some very slippery sections. I did it in about 4 hours but it took everything out of me. In my opinion it has the best views in the park, so totally worth the effort.

Did the trail in the snow and it was a beautiful trail! Definitely one of the harder ones I've done so far. I would recommend this trail to anybody who is able to finish the whole 10km loop.

Fun hike. Took 4.5 hrs. A few nice views, but a lot of the hike takes you away from the lake. Trail was well marked, no map needed. Only saw one other hiker. Although the park was closed (closes for about 2 months) we were able to access the trail without issue.

Long Sault is my go-to for hiking and walking the dogs. There are a few trails to choose from and it’s quiet, but you can hear traffic from nearby main roads.

Awesome hike at the end of fall season!

3 months ago

hiked this trail October 15 2018. very challenging. felt like more than 10km. next time I will track with a GPS.

3 months ago

felt like more than 10km. good challenge

on Centennial Ridges Trail

3 months ago

Took 3.5 hours with a few food stops. Trail was not too hard, a little wet in areas (it rained the day before). The blue trail markers sometimes are hard to follow so we had to back track 2 times. The views were nice, mostly mountain top and lakes. I recommend arriving early to get a good parking spot, and wearing good hiking shoes.

3 months ago

Eh, wheres the real hiking trail? My gps took me to toronto zoo so i had to go back to the bridge at old finch and park.

Nice paths, but a bit boring. You can hear the traffic noise from the road nearby. I wish I brought my horse, but even a bicycle would have made the trails more exiting.

hiking
3 months ago

The view when you reach to the top is breathtaking. Must have a good shoes. Definitely coming back next fall early in the morning when sunrise strikes

Went today and the colors were fantastic... Went clockwise and the views were nicer on the east side as there are more trees and no lake.
Took us about 4h but we had plenty of little stops. Would say hike is moderate as there is not a lot elevation gain.

Gorgeous views. A bit challenging but totally worth it. Took about 3 hours with minimum stops just to enjoy the view.

Great trail can be busy on weekends and the loop on the river side is not marked very well so be sure to watch for the markers!

3 months ago

Parking was difficult to find if you just drove to the coordinate provided. The trail itself was quite pleasant, flat with some views of small lakes and streams. Probably even prettier with the fall colours a few weeks later!

My family and I joined another family and did two parts of the trail at two different times of the day: between km 2-3 on the east shore and km 12-15 on the west side. 12-15 km is all forest. its a very nice hardwood forest - lots of ups and downs and roots, rocks and mushrooms - but no access to the water. I would rate that a 3 star. We only encountered two other groups, which was nice although we could hear the road occasionally (and hunting rifles?) which shattered the illusion. Km 2-3 are near the campgrounds and although we saw lots of people the trail was simply stunning. Lots of Canadian shield and places to sit by the water and enjoy the view. I would rate that side 5 stars. Average both sides together and you get my 4-star rating :)

I do enjoy this trail. However I find it a little boring in sections. About 4 hours at moderate speed. Lovely vistas about 1/2 way.
Good footwear is an absolute must in this trail as the rocks can be slippery. Do take plenty of water as well!
Know your limitations on this one as it can be lengthy.

hiking
4 months ago

Thoroughly enjoyed getting right into nature on this hike. The path is narrow and for the most art, not maintained. In some areas the path was clear and there were boardwalks for short distances. The scenery was awesome! Fields of flowers, tall trees, babbling river — worth coming here for a nature trip! Wear comfortable shoes as the terrain varies quite a bit. And yes, there are a lot of red ants so comfortable shoes AND socks is a good idea. I’ll definitely be back to explore more!

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