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

2 months ago

Beautiful trail hike in March...will go again for sure.

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11 months ago

Hiked 12 km of the Backus Woods trails starting from an access point on the 3rd Concession Road. The trail is well marked with trail maps at each intersection. There are many interpretive signs along the trails with detailed information of native plant species. An easy hike with a few muddy sections and a few inclines. The boardwalks and bridges are all in excellent repair. We only averaged 3.5km/hour because of all the reading we did. A bit buggy due to the wet June weather. Employ usual tick precautions. This hike is a hidden gem. Enjoy!

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

This is a relatively new section added to Backus Woods trail system. The first part is an open field being restored to a natural state. The second part enters in a forest that starts with a pine plantation before naturalizing. This looks to be slowly being removed for native species. Nature Conservancy Canada has been very active in this area. This trail butts up against some of the property that is available to hike but does not have any trails.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

My least favorite of the Backus Woods trail system but still a nice hike. This hike comes out of the forest into an old field being restored to its previous natural state. It passes by an old farm pond and then through another field. There is some confusion on one piece of the trail that leads up to a private residence. The back end of the trail re-enters the forest and does offer some nice vistas especially in the fall. Because of the long grass and prairie type field there is a lot of ticks through this piece.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nice little trail with signage that talks about the history of Backus Woods. Beautiful fall colours. Wide open easy trail with a few benches along the way. Watch for deer ticks.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Best trail of the forest, one of the lightest used, can be VERY muddy in early spring late fall. Watch for deer ticks.

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