Explore the most popular forest trails in Durham 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.

Great trails. Did 16km in 4 hours. All the side trails are made for biking but they are great for hiking too, lots of twists and turns. Parking is free.

One of our favorite trails near Stouffville. Have visited 3 times this Winter. There is still some ice on the steep hill half way around and is somewhat treacherous. Still recommend crampons.

Beautiful spot! Will definitely come back in the summer as well. One section was quite steep especially in the snow. Took us 1.5 hours to do the loop taking our time.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trails, easy to follow.

Great trail for a winter hike. The trail is a bit narrow but that is a small inconvenience. Ground is frozen and hard packed, so the mud is no longer a worry. The dam is pretty as the rocks are starting to ice over.

Great trails. Well maintained and dog friendly (on leash). I was there at 11am on a Friday, trails were quiet.

Other than it being soooooo hot today, this is a great trail. It was a bit buggy on the back side (N side) of the trail where the creek is and the ground is wet. The south side is great and the canopy kept the sun at bay. The trail is a bit overgrown so pay attention to the markings.

Fun hike through different type's of forest. Very dense wildflowers and trees.

hiking
8 months ago

The trail is great for biking but not as great for hiking.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Excellent trails...good for all levels

Great location close to the city, trails not overly challenging however gives you a good workout

Might be good in September. Bugs are brutal in July

Nice trail tons of mosquitoes but given the wet spring and the amount water at this site (ponds and creeks) it's not surprising. I enjoyed the walk.

The trail is beautiful, and I especially loved the plaques which displayed works of art that depict the scenery. The trails are also well organized; each fork in the road displays a map that shows you your current location.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The best place ever !!

Picturesque during the fall. Very aromatic.

walking
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Great trail, never crowded, very quiet and peaceful. Great for all levels of skill, trails are well marked and easy to follow.

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

A new favourite. I love the amount of trails there were; parking has been packed every time but we hardly ran into anyone after leaving the trail head. Signs are so easy to follow. The forest scenery was perfect.
For dogs, they are supposed to be on leash but no one we ran into followed this rule. They were all polite about calling theirs back when they saw us though. Bikers had great trail etiquette as well.
Parking is free and roadside.

Nice trail. Saw some Quail and the area around the dam is very pretty. Mosquitos veryyyyy irritating and I did leave with quite a few souvenir bites. Pet cemetery very interesting and cute. Didn't even know it was as large as it was until I got there!

mountain biking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Looks great lots of the trails are amazing in the summer

mountain biking
Monday, July 04, 2016

The trails are great the single track is amazing. The trails can be difficult for beginners and kids but they are all around good

hiking
Friday, September 11, 2015

Great trail system for both the beginner and experienced hiker or biker. Trails vary from wide track to single track. There are days the parking lot is at capacity but you might not see another person.

Looked like a lovely trail, took some photos at the beginning which I've uploaded here but the mosquitos were unbelievable. We're talking clouds of them. Will try again. Lovely spot, sad little pet cemetary.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Awesome biking trail, are skill levels

snowshoeing
Monday, March 09, 2015

Wasn't expecting trails to be as groomed as they were / was barely worth bring ing snowshoes. It is marked and intersects many other trails in the area - well used by locals sometimes with dogs but seemed very respectful. Come spring / summer I can see these forests would be lovely and probably plenty of birdlife

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
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