Drynan Tract

MODERATE 4 reviews

Drynan Tract is a 3.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Waterloo, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
81 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

camping

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

no dogs

1 month ago

Thought this was a great 45 minute trail walk for my husband, my shepherds, and me. We went in mid July. Seems like it is surrounded by wet lands so probably would be muddy in spring. There was one narrow spot close to a stagnant pond area so lots of mosquitoes at this part. We hurried through, but that was the only part of trail we didn't like. The rest had nice scenery with decent trail space under a canopy of trees. We went late morning on a hot Sunday and no one else was on the trail. Saw only 1 dog dropping left behind. There was some horse manure left on trail. Overall a nice trail.

birding
1 month ago

Hazards - mosquitos, exposed tree roots on trails, and leave the toxic baneberries alone! Recommended especially in late May for wood warblers and forest flowers. Leave before 11 am to avoid the numerous off-lease dogs and their walkers. Despite these criticisms, it is a pleasant place for a nature stroll in summertime with opportunities to see turtles, frogs, birds. Pack your insect repellent!

3 months ago

don't recommend it if there has been a heavy rain as there are plenty of places that become very difficult to pass through (muddy or pools of water) but it is a beautiful trail otherwise with lots of variety of terrain and trees when it's a bit drier outside and you can easily do 4 or 5km on all the little side trails

backpacking
7 months ago

Bit of a short hike for backpacking . This a heavily glaciated area with some ups and downs . This one can be strung together with other short hikes in this area . This can make enough distance for a days outing . The usual bugs and ticks are present so trousers with boots on this one . Regular users don't seem to like backpackers , viewing us with contempt and making rude comments . These are the same people letting their dogs crap all over the trail and oh , not picking it up ! We just smile , wave and keep on trekking !