Hickson Trail is a 12.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Woodstock, Ontario, Canada that features a river 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.

Length12.7 miElevation gain823 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyCross-country skiingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingRunningForestRiverViewsSnow
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Oxford County Trails Council 519-539-9800

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quinn van der schans
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WalkingGreat!

Very nice.

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amy hawes
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RunningGreat!

Lovely trail. Will be even nicer when things green up in a few weeks. Well maintained.

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Chandra Pomerleau
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Hiking

Nice quiet trail. A little mucky still but we were prepared

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Savannah Reeks
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Nature tripsIcy

Amazing trail, amazing view

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Patrick Brannan
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Hiking
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Patrick Brannan
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Hiking
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Scarlett Keller
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Scarlett Keller
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Hiking
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Nathanial Tuchet
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Hiking

Straight forward trail. Quiet, relatively easy hiking. Geocaches along route.

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Candice Irvine
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Hiking
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Shannon Neill-Sword
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RunningGreat!

The London area lacks long, even, and unpaved trails like this one. Good for distance runners. May become overgrown at times as there is grass on significant portions (beside a narrow gravel trail).

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Elwick Tang
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Christine Booth
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Road bikingPrivate property

I rode Hickson Trail from the park area (off Lovey's Rd, behind the post office) yesterday, to Woodstock and back. The map said 47 min each way, my boss said not to try it. I rode a rattling farm bike from 9am until 4pm and for sure was happy to collapse home in Hickson. The wide views of 200 acre farms on each side were breathtaking. I saw very few people, and the ones I met were mostly respectful. I like to avoid the established rut as it just deepens it. I ride a second rut to help even out the options in case a stroller or wheelchair may want access too.. There are rest benches. The muddy stretch is a half mile of hell but that's for you to find out. Loved my Sunday on this slow, slight uphill both ways trail.

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Nathan Klein
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Muddy

flat, stright, unpaved trail great for walking or mountain biking. completed the full out and back with ease on my bike. Somewhat boring as there are farm feilds on both sides with not much to look at.

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Anastasiya Rac
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HikingOff trail

Good for mountain bikes, nice and quiet. But narrow path...

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Laura Sperduti
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Mountain bikingMuddy
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Paul Woodsman
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I've only done it partially, it's ok but much nicer trails in the area.

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Doug Bowden
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HikingSnow

Today heading south from County Road 33 towards Woodstock I encountered some fairly big snow drifts for the 1st part till about halfway to the 2nd gate. I actually walked in the field for Abit to avoid some of them. Good workout! This is generally a very quiet trail. Good place to bring your dog. Not the most interesting trail but usually very easy when the snow isn't drifted.

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Deanna Dakin
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HikingSnow

We hiked this trail at the Hickson, Ontario entrance. Somewhat hard to find the actual entrance. It is located at the back of the public works yard. The trail can be uneven in the snow as a farm tractor shares the trail in parts. Beautiful scenery though and a nice wooden bridge over a running creek.

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Karen Pattison
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HikingSnow

Great trail to walk after the fresh fallen snow.

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Martin Douglas
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Hiking

A nice ride with Malcolm. Bugs made us turn around. Would be really colourful in the fall.

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Shad L
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Trail starts off ok, gravel path wide enough for two people biking or walking. However after a short distance it becomes a rough grass path with a single small path just big enough for a bike tire. There is no way anyone can comfortably bike the path let alone walk it. This makes it a non friendly family path for sure and for couples wanting to bike beside each other it is impossible. There is nothing scenic really at all along the way. Overall was disappointed with the efforts on this trail.

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Karighan Freitas
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Runny Morrison
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Heavy mosquitos

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Pat Welch
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used this trail for first time in January. Enjoyed the walk. lots of snow but you can tell very nice trail. park one road over you don't deal with the no parking problem

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S Franco
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Hiking

I love this trail and take the North or south side depending on mood, they’re both great. Well maintained and my dogs love the area. A quick drive from Woodstock and it goes on forever lol

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Brad Charlebois
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Hiking

Easy trail...fun to do in 2 or 3 hours!

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Chad Remington
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Mountain biking

Rode this beautiful trail with my wife today who is new to trail riding. The trail and surrounding trees and nature was superb, we totally enjoyed the 20 km round trip ride. We made many stops along the ride to take photos to capture the beauty. We rode in from the Woodstock entrance which was a bit tricky to find and parked on the road with no issues. Note that the entrance to the trail is at the corner of Vansittart Ave. and Frederick (59 Frederick Street on Google will get you there). I was impressed with the trail, very nice. Trail is complete from Woodstock to Hickson including the bridges.

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Joshua Romkes
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Nowhere to park, got yelled at by some gated communitycause apparently I was in their driveway / roadway? With a rusty old padlock and hinged gate across the way? no thanks. I'll stick to Roth

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