walking
2 days ago

Cute little forest hike. Veryyy easy and quick. Shorter than you’d think. We loved that it’s dog-friendly, but wish we’d tacked on a longer/harder trail for hiking (this loop is a walk, not a hike). Beautiful scenery :)

Awesome trail. Rockhopper lives up to its name. Klondike part is easy but the Rockhopper part has lots of rocks and roots. Even some small inclines and declines. I got turned around a bit when I wa going back to the Klondike Trail so I did a bit extra. Rockhopper even goes by a pond at point. Great trail!

My favourite trails to run to date. Especially love adding on Rockhopper and Outback.

Bring bug spray or move fast. I run so I never noticed but one time I got a nasty stitch and had to walk for a km and change and I got sucked dry by the mosquitoes.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Quick ride with my daughter did outer loop. It is great for beginners trying to learn

walking
7 months ago

Nothing wow but pleasant enough trail. Very flat and new growth mixed forest.

Two things stand out: the lake is pretty impressive considering this is a lake smack near the Kanata suburbs; the portion of the trail near the "North Dogsled" intersection is a lot rockier and more hilly. I would give that part 4 stars.

The area seems mostly promoted as a place for mountain bikers (there were lots of fat tire cyclists when we went) but we saw lots of walkers too.

We found street parking off 2nd line road. There are a couple of entrances.

Lots of red squirrels!

mountain biking
8 months ago

Rock and roll times.

Be careful, went hiking there with my dog today and came back he was covered in ticks.
The trails are amazing though

This map contains a trail that is off access!

Love these trails and so close to home!

trail running
Monday, September 04, 2017

Definitely not an "easy" trail for trail running. Rather technical with many roots, rocks, and sometimes mud. It's called "Rock Hopper" for a reason. Lots of fun, but stay alert!

trail running
Monday, September 04, 2017

Not easy, but technically challenging at times with many rocks, roots, and mud.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Marshland trail so expect plenty of mosquitoes. The trails are also rather treacherous with rocks and tree roots that are easily tripped over.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Not good for walking . Lots bikes

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Well maintained trails (thank you MBA Ottawa for your hard work)
Interesting mix of rock paths, dirt, skinnies, and features made of the good old Canadian Shield (I could swear there was a small pump track naturally formed in the bedrock).

Area closer to the road is easy and as you go deeper into the trail system it gets progressively more advanced. Also good signage throughout the network.

Encountered several hikers on the trail and they were very respectful to move over for us given the trail is primarily for MTB use.

Parking available on the side of the road where the shoulder is extra wide for room to park and get set up.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

For Walking not the best option. The bikes don't let you walk at all.

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2016

Great trail with some nice lookout locations over the water. More mountain bikers than hikers though so stay aware and keep to the right to let them pass. Good terrain variety kept us interested.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Nice hike with the kids (3 and 6) and a pup.

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