Floodplain Trail [CLOSED]

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Backus Woods

Floodplain Trail [CLOSED] is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 137 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


mountain biking



bird watching



wild flowers




Please note that this trail is currently closed due to COVID 19. My favorite trail of Backus Woods. Runs along a wonderful little brook with great scenery.

9 months ago

Parts of the flood plain trail are overgrown but otherwise nice walk with the dogs. Bug spray is a must and double check yourself for ticks.

Mon Feb 11 2019

nice trail

Tue Sep 18 2018

as it beginner they hiker it was definitely very amazing very quiet and peaceful also very family friendly

Thu Mar 15 2018

Beautiful trail hike in March...will go again for sure.

Wed Jun 07 2017

Hiked 12 km of the Backus Woods trails starting from an access point on the 3rd Concession Road. The trail is well marked with trail maps at each intersection. There are many interpretive signs along the trails with detailed information of native plant species. An easy hike with a few muddy sections and a few inclines. The boardwalks and bridges are all in excellent repair. We only averaged 3.5km/hour because of all the reading we did. A bit buggy due to the wet June weather. Employ usual tick precautions. This hike is a hidden gem. Enjoy!

Wed Mar 29 2017

Best trail of the forest, one of the lightest used, can be VERY muddy in early spring late fall. Watch for deer ticks.

10 months ago

Sun Feb 18 2018

Sun Jun 25 2017