Baird and Munro Trail Loop

EASY 7 reviews
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Baird and Munro Trail Loop is a 1.3 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lanark Highlands, Ontario, Canada that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.3 km Elevation Gain: 42 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips







10 days ago

Beautiful trail. Shorter but not too crowded, great for the dog. We have seen turtles, deer, and an owl which landed in front of us.

3 months ago

A beautiful cool but sunny autumn day. We did most of the Monroe loop and would’ve done the Valley RidgeTrail, but the bridge was out. This is a very nice short trail with lots of ups and downs. But the trail is very smooth and easy to walk on with their soft carpet of pine needles.

8 months ago

fun and easy little trails. did all three I about an hour. great scenery and lots of fun for photos.

10 months ago

Great trail. Varied terrain and lots of snow. It was fun to go off trail and through the woods. They weren't very dense. You can't get lost because it is a loop. You always hit the trail. Fantastic photo opportunities. Very little traffic.

10 months ago

Very peaceful forest walk with a good variety of landscapes (hardwood, pines, boardwalks, hills, open field views). A great short winter walk!

Sat Dec 29 2018

This is a great short winter trail. The trail hugs an old wooden fence, which provides lots of great opportunities for photos if the lighting is right. We heard lots of woodpeckers. What makes the trail most interesting is how rocky and hilly it is - much more varied than a lot of other forests near Ottawa (which tend to be quite flat). The Munro loop is actually 1.2 km in length (for some reason the website says 0.8 km and doesn't mention that there are multiple trails on the site). I like the munro loop more than the valley ridge loop mostly because of the hardwood in the munro portion but both are enjoyable. A hidden gem 50 minutes west of Ottawa!

Tue Jul 21 2015

It's an easy but nice trail that is basically split in two. One section is wonderful old growth forest with Barred owls that hugs along meadows that are the hunting grounds for Red-shouldered hawks. The second half is a tree farm that is somewhat grown up but provides for wonderful pictures in the winter after a fresh snow. Very little traffic means you get the whole place to yourself on most days.