Explore the most popular trails in Bender and Graves Tract - York Regional Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice short trail. Dogs are allowed, but nobody picks up their dogs feces. You'll be hard pressed to not step in a pile of poo if you aren't careful.

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bugs
1 month ago

Bring a hat and bug spray for the flies and mosquitoes in the summer. A nice easy trail with the odd challenge. There is one short part that is over grown and not easy to distinguish the path from just brush. Mostly shade but with a large section of open/easy terrain.

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bugs
1 month ago

Nice big easy trails, but just way to many bugs on a hot humid day with no breeze. Big flies circling the whole walk. Will try again later in the year.

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2 months ago

Great hike, lots of trail options and you can go for hours. Wear bug spray and you will be ok. Excellent trail running in the shade. Not too busy as well.

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bridge out
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washed out
2 months ago

very buggy, lots of downed trees had to walk the bikes quite a bit, where the creek runs through the trails, each location was very muddy and the bridges are no longer bridges I.e. the bridge in the picture for the trail has fallen apart.

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3 months ago

great for dogs. pretty easy track when it's not icy.

Love this spot b/c it has a good off leash area at the start of the trail. Lots of side trails to explore too. Many people walk their dogs off leash here outside of the dog park, so consider this if you’re not a dog person. Forest trails nicer than the farmed tree fields in the middle of the trail. Very busy on weekends and evenings. Best weekday mornings, but except more heavily traveled than other YRF trails. Easy route for all abilities. Sharon Gun club is around the corner and shots can often be heard from the trail.

Decent off-leash trail and the off-leash dog park is a nice bonus. However, there is a gun club nearby and we heard constant gunfire throughout our walk. Luckily we seemed more bothered by it than our dog. Also, almost all the trees are planted and still relatively small. There are definitely better trails for off-leash dog walking nearby.

We enjoyed the trails and met a lot of friendly dogs walking their humans Lol. Will definitely be making this trail a part of our regular routine.

hiking
Sunday, February 04, 2018

We had wanted to go to Raven trail however it was closed due to issues with beetles. This park was just down the street and we were traveling with our big pup. Much to his delight, the start of the trail is also a giant off leash dog park! The trail conditions were amazing and loved the side trails that took through the woods

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

I totally went off on a bout a bazollion side trails and got a little lost, but it was fun! It was late winter and totally gorgeous. One area, I swear I felt like I'd stepped into Narnia or something.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

More information about the York Regional Forests here http://www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/recreation/yr/yorkregionalforest

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