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Etobicoke Creek Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Toronto, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.6 miles Elevation Gain: 127 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

mountain biking

nature trips





partially paved



Please note that going north, the trail is closed at Queen Elizabeth Way, so you must turn around there. This closure is in effect until November 2021.

7 days ago

Overall a nice length for walk with dogs. The trail is paved so good for bikes and strollers. But it is busy! The further up the path you go, there are less people but given our current need of social distancing, I wouldn't necessarily recommend right now. (Maybe quieter at different times of day?) The further up you walk there are side trails in the trees that you can use, which I did whenever possible. Those are quiet and follow along the same route as the paved path. The dogs particularly enjoyed these parts. There is decent amount of parking.

14 days ago

Parked close to the beach, only walked up to end of golf course. Easy with a toddler, bring his/her scooter, rolls easy as you're walking on a shared cycling path. Feels like you're in the nature despite the fact you're not. You'll walk along the Etobicoke Creek river which is nice, and forest is scenic. You'll see many birds and squirrels, I highly recommend it for a short hike and especially for families.

22 days ago

Really enjoyed walking by the Etobicoke creek. It is well maintained. Lots of family and dog walkers. Love at every twist there was something else beautiful to see.

5 months ago

Really nice, easy paved trail along the creek. Pretty views in the fall with the colours of the trees. Lots of dogs on the trail, and a few playgrounds along the way for the kids. Closed off at the QEW as it shows on the map, until November 2021. Not too populated in the late fall, however I hear it's quite busy in the summer. Overall looking forward to returning more often now that I know where this is!

road biking
6 months ago

I love this place.

7 months ago

This is definitely an easy hike not moderate. Also around 1-2 Km of the trail is closed (close to QEW) until the next few years so the map needs to be updated.

7 months ago

Beautiful trail but Etobicoke creek is closed at QEW and onwards until nov 2021

mountain biking
over grown
8 months ago

Nice trail a little over grown some parts. Lots of Butterflies to see this time of year. Easy trail for kids.

8 months ago

Lots of creek access, dogs on and off leash. Goes by a kids playground and a baseball pitch. Lots of bikes and dogs and kids during the summer. Has trails closer to the creek that aren't maintained off the main paved trail

8 months ago

Is there an entry point to the trail near The Queensway? Thanks in advance for the help!

9 months ago

Easy paved trail. nice walk by the creek. Parking on a Saturday was a challenge, but plenty of street parking a little further out from the park.

Walking along the river is the best part

Mon Mar 18 2019

I love this trail I always go with my dog it’s full of wildlife and nature. If ur lucky like me you might get to see a coyote.

Mon Nov 05 2018

A beautiful walking trail along the river/Creek. There is an abundance of bird life, apparently coyotes but I've not had the pleasure of seeing one. It is a heavily cycled trail and folks go fast even though it's narrow and rarely warn walkers of their approach so stay alert.

mountain biking
Mon Oct 01 2018

Single track trail for novice to advanced mtb riders. However, there are some sections that need maintenance with fallen trees obstructing the path. The east side of the river is rideable for the most part whereas the west side is more of a hiking trail. This was my experience of the Etobicoke Creek Trail from the Queensway to Dundas East side

mountain biking
Wed Sep 05 2018

I agree to some of the comments. The trial map is 30% not accurate. Admin please fix this. This is misleading. There are a lot of stretches where there are no trails. I have tried doing this on my mountain bike.

Sun Aug 19 2018

mostly paved walking beside the river. pleasant.

road biking
Sat Jun 16 2018

Riding the trail from the north, the proper trail ends just east of Kennedy Road. Some work has begun on extending the trail and some of it is marginally rideable. However, just before Tomken Rd, the trail is impassable. It would be nice to have some signage to indicate when the trail is expected to be completed.

Sat Jun 09 2018

didn't really get to use the trail.just reviewing for your info..its closed at the 401 underpass.. Looked like a nice paved path in that area though..I rode from north of 401 up to Courtney Park..

mountain biking
Wed Jun 06 2018

amazing gem tucked in the west. start from Lake Ontario and head north. surprisingly technical MB trail. you would not want to go in (recent) rain as you’d definitely get stuck in certain areas. Must have spare tire kit (or kevlar protected tires) as the trail gets gnarly especially through the overpass sections -broken glass everywhere. try to speed your way thru the golf course. players and staff get UPPITY AF if they see you. (Bonus: reenact a “Falling Down” golf course scene if possible) Overall amazing trail. will try to make it all the way to Brampton next run.

Fri May 25 2018

Be warned though the trail turns into a golf course. at Bloor St and Markland Woods and it remains a golf course until Burnhamthorpe Road (20 minute walk between the two) During off season you can walk through the course, but you have to be careful of Etobicoke Creek it floods in the spring and long heavy rain falls and it very very dangerous. Growing up in the area multiple people have died when it floods out.

Thu May 24 2018

Never had a problem with people on this trail!! Bike road through the forest .. there is 100 little trails offside the path ! Beautiful place

Mon May 21 2018

Gorgeous little nook tucked away between Mississauga and Toronto, couldn’t believe this was right by my house. 10/10 going back.

Tue May 01 2018

So nicely maintained and gorgeous to walk along! Just starting out!!

Sun Oct 22 2017

The trail map shown here is not accurate for the stretch between Bloor St and Dundas St. There is no access (at least not visible) around the creek and the trail map would actually indicate walking on the private golf course, which we did not see as possible. The stretch fro the West Mall to the Queensway is not along the creek at all.

Thu Oct 05 2017

I see some lovely photos of this trail - can someone tell me where along the trail I can find these unpaved areas? I want to avoid the paved paths and urban parks...

Wed Sep 20 2017

Very pleasant urban walk

8 days ago

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