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

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike that gives you a good little workout. Fairly steady uphill climb the whole way but lots of changing terrain and well marked so it doesn’t feel like you’re just grinding away. There was still too much snow up top to get to the lakes so I’ll be back later on in the year to get the view!

Took me almost 2 hours to get up and just under an hour to come down. Definitely need hiking boots and wished I would’ve brought my hiking sticks.

What a beautiful flipping trail!! Not to hard. Not too long. beautiful lookouts. So pretty along the water.

We tried to do this hike last Saturday (April 21). It is a nice hike which goes up to the mountain. Unfortunately, in this park, trails are not very well marked so we bought the book "Burke and Widgeon a hiker guide" which has a super detailed description of each trail. Almost all time we walked in a water from streams and 3-4 times you need to cross a bigger creeks. A spare pair of socks was handy. Make sure your shoes are waterproof too. Unfortunately, we did not finish the journey. The last river to cross was too deep and the current is too swift. So we will come back later after snow melts. We did a loop to come back to the parking lot. Entire trip was 4 hours, 10 km with about 400 m elevation gain.

very pleasant walk

One of my favorites! Lots of families out enjoying minnekhada yesterday. And warnings of bear sightings from others on the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

From the road you want the trail on the left that has a white marker that says “12” on it - park & walk up there and you’ll find signs to guide you.

Definitely need waterproof hiking boots - lots of loose ruble, pinecones and snow up top (lots of it). Plus, it requires walking through some creeks and muddy spots. The snow up top was quite deep and coming down was a bit slippy, so you need to be careful of where you’re stepping.

Hiking to the lake was generally all up hill with fairly consistent markers, but closer to the top it splits into different trails so pay close attention to signs that indicate which trail you’re on (you want the one that has the “M” on it).

Fun trail. Not too hard. Close to Poco.

Great even in early spring

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Unbelievable view from the lookout. Used snow shoes for the first time near the top and it was lots of fun. Fell down a lot coming back down in the snow (I’m relatively inexperienced) but it was super rewarding and an all around great experience. Took me almost 4 hours up at a leisurely pace and 1.5 down.

A lot of fun out there. Had to go solo since my hiking partner got scared of the bear warnings. No worries

hiking
3 months ago

Good solid hike. Prepare for a climb though. When I went there was snow close to the top. There is markers on the trail, but it can be easy to accidentally make it onto other trails.

Good inclines for trail running.

Another gorgeous day to enjoy the hi-Knoll Trail. Lots of families out and about last weekend. The look out was higher than the fog.

Excellent , easy to find escape from the city. If you don't have much time but still want to get out, this circuit is a great choice. Well marked , easy walking trails with multiple options to adjust the length of the walk. Complete with hill top views, old growth stumps and a waters edge trail , this area has a little bit of everything.

Beautiful hike with tons of interesting flora and fauna.

Easy hike with a nice view

hiking
7 months ago

my son and I had a great hiking and we were at the top of the view. it was so beautiful.

7 months ago

I went there twice, first time didn't go to the top of the mountain, second time my son and I were at the top .it was so great feeling that you could see a lot from it and the great views. we love it.

Good hike, scenic, bears in the area

The end view is beautiful!

Great hike, mildly challenging with a good view at the top. Nothing to rave about but way better than I expected considering how close to the city it is.

Many of the steeper hills are on uncovered and smooth rock which can be dangerous in the wet. I would avoid this one of the weather is uncertain and you are bringing small kids as you may slip. In the dry it's great and you will see plenty of families on the path.

Great hike

A great hike that can be challenging and offers an incredible view at the end

Some steep sections but a nice 2 hour stroll

Nice loop trail with a great view from high Knoll. Pretty busy the day we went and lots of bear signs. Well marked and maintained.

Watch out for bears. It's a challenging walk or an easy hike. Nice view at the top.

quick little hike. some wild life. great view. puppy loved it.

The view is worth it

It's a great quick little cardio blitz, but make sure you do the lookout because of the great view and vertical ascent.

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