Crothers Woods Loop

moderate 78 reviews

Crothers Woods Loop is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Toronto, Ontario, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 534 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

city walk

We went on a warm February day. Muddy.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

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muddy
1 month ago

hiking
4 months ago

Be polite to the mountain bikers and all of them are super polite back! We had nothing but very pleasant encounters. The trail is mountain biking heaven, yet it is easily walkable without feeling like you shouldn't be there. Autumn leaves and a gorgeous day made for an amazing hike. We walked around for about 2 hours at a leisurely pace, following the map. I was happy I had proper hiking shoes on, even though ground was mostly dry.

hiking
4 months ago

Was a great place to hike In the city Lots of space for people pets and bikes Only smelly part was down wind from the sewage treatment I would avoid that side next time

hiking
5 months ago

It's great but lots of bikers and feels like the trail is made for them.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail! I parked at the loblaws which was super convenient! I liked that they had harder and easier options. The trail road is nicely maintained, it rained while I was walking my pup so it did get a little slippy but it was still walkable. I totally recommend this trail :)

hiking
5 months ago

For starters there is crazy amount of easy parking in the loblaws parking lot which is situated conveniently at the trail entrance. Trail is mostly covered and gives you that sense of being far away yet still in the city. You can hear the traffic while walking through what feels like a northern forest. Trail is in good condition and an easy walk overall, but really needs more markers. We selected the wrong route more than once and ended up incorrectly following an old abandoned train track that I’m assuming used to service the Brick Works, which you can walk to if you so choose. Also. who can resist walking along an old train track? We quickly got back on track though and found the trail maps which were reasonably easy to follow. The trail covers app. 6 km and was overall a nice outing.

hiking
7 months ago

Didn't get a chance to finish this one up entirely, but might return during a moderate and dry weekend in the fall. Lots of shade, and it's peaceful outside of the occasional biker trying to murder you from a blind corner. Still though, most people are courteous and it's a nice in-the-woods feel for a hike. Highly enjoyable, and parking nearby!

hiking
9 months ago

Most mountain bikers are courteous but there’s a small percentage who think they own the trails and give shit to pedestrians. This is a shared use trail. So to the assholes who think they own the trail relax.

hiking
muddy
10 months ago

hiking
snow
11 months ago

A lovely spring day walk though the start of this trail and much of the pathway is under solid ice at the moment. We had to skirt round the edge and ended up following a disused railway line to keep off the paths. But beautiful in the sunshine - we’ll return to this one!

hiking
11 months ago

Great variety of trails!

hiking
snow
11 months ago

walking
Sun Oct 07 2018

The stairs by loblaws are quite numerous and the wood can get quite slippery but it’s a pleasant walk. The parking at loblaws makes things very convenient.

hiking
Tue May 22 2018

Bit of a precarious hike when it has rained. If you come well equipped with the proper footwear it is quite enjoyable. I took the trail south to Pottery Rd and enjoyed some nice views of the river. Doubling back I crossed the Don River and followed the bike path. Stumbled upon some rapids in the river and got some great photos. Took a bit of trailblazing at some points but that is entirely the point. Good day overall.

running
Thu Oct 26 2017

Went up one time and go back because too muddy. Then second time didn't really run through the loop but go up to the loblaw supermarket and then go back down to the water treatment plant. Great for running but easy to get lost. Be prepare for your GPS if running. BTW, be careful to run in the spring time because it is pretty muddy and wet.

hiking
Sat Oct 14 2017

Busy trail that you have to share with mountain bikes that go pretty fast and don't really like sharing the path with walkers. Still, interesting twisting terrain through dense wooded area. lots of parking at the Loblaws.

walking
Sun Mar 12 2017

For urban-intense Toronto, this trail is pretty decent. You get some views of the Lower Don River and some walks in the woods, which are varied enough for small kids. The cliff area overlooking the river can be a bit slippery when its wet.

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