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Great Esker Side Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 314 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

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forest

river

wildlife

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail. Definitely one I will return to and try to run. Not for our kids age 7/9 too much up and down and they got tired pretty quick

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over grown
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10 days ago

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17 days ago

Nice trail. Bugs were really bad though. We had rain while there so that probably didn’t help. Easy to follow woodland walk.

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26 days ago

Lovely trail. Went on the weekend on a beautiful day and ran into two other groups (in other words no overcrowding). There were no bugs and no mud. The trail is mostly shaded and cool. There is no parking lot, only shoulder parking. Found a piece of jewelry, if you lost it please message and provide a detailed description.

hiking
1 month ago

A beautiful and challenging moderate trail with aggressive changes in elevation. Many low lying spots were muddy or drying mud with sticks and logs placed over top. The pathway ebbs from wide and ample to narrow, single traveller. So covid concerned should take note. Of course people do their best to pass safely. Look out for frogs and other woodland creatures.

closed
1 month ago

closed due to covid generally love this hike! good ups and downs lots of plants and nature.

hiking
3 months ago

Love love love this trail!

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rocky
4 months ago

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rocky
8 months ago

Mostly rocky, not very scenic. Slippery when wet.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail, second time visiting with my one year old lab. She loves it as much as I do! Love the boardwalks and the variety of ruggedness.

This certainly isnt an easy trail. I would say moderate. Lots of uphill if you like that. Beautiful trail.

hiking
9 months ago

I would definitely NOT consider this trail to be “easy”!!! A pretty big portion of this trails path consisted of only jagged rocks and steep hills. There is a few stretches of easy-going terrain but the rest is pretty tough honestly. The shade to sun ratio is probably about 90/10 with a couple wet spots to look out for. Not bike friendly whatsoever. I personally wouldn’t bring my dog on this trail either but that’s a judgement call. The pathway is rather narrow at times, being the width of only one person with the foliage spilling over. No spectacular views or anything worth seeing here. Just a good calorie burner really. Happy hiking!

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bugs
10 months ago

Nothing stunning to me about this trail. Does not deserve the 5 stars

hiking
Tue Jul 09 2019

✅ - beautiful overgrown forest with lots of wild flowers and uncommon vegetation ❌ - prepare for an army of mosquitoes

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recorded Black Creek Side Trail

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