Jack Pine, Beaver, and Chipmunk Loop Trail

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Jack Pine, Beaver, and Chipmunk Loop Trail is a 6.8 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
6.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
84 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

1 month ago

Did the whole jack pine trail in 52 min. Pretty well groomed and easy for all types of hikers, families included. Mosquitos are kind of aggressive near the boardwalk but if you move at a decent rate you should be fine. Nice trail

walking
2 months ago

This loop is pretty flat and the trails are mostly well groomed which makes it good for all ability levels. We went after a big wind storm so there were a few downed trees covering the trail and some Giant puddles requiring us to go off the trail to get around. That isn’t a complaint, just a warning in case someone is planning to go with a stroller. Saw lots of gardener snakes, red squirrels, chickadees, and a duck, goose, woodpecker and a heron. There is a variety of scenery, forest, swamp, ruins, fields etc. Bathrooms at 2 of the trail heads.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice winter easy winter trail. Also good for Nordic cross country skiing. Trails are relatively flat. Great for viewing birds!

nature trips
8 months ago

Great walking trail with such beautiful scenery.

9 months ago

Walking trail vs hiking. Bring bird seed in the winter and they will come right into your hand to eat it (if you stand still) :)

hiking
10 months ago

Nice, brisk walk

11 months ago

Bathrooms are awesome

11 months ago

I do a 4.5 km loop off of the parking lot on hunt club. Dogs allowed only during the summer, once it snows the cross country skiers take over

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Good easy trail great outing with the kids. The trail has easy access and they are wide trails

hiking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Pretty well maintained trail. Was a nice hike!

Friday, May 05, 2017

Excellent trail network, also connects with all the other Western Greenbelt trails so for a day's worth of hikes you can be quite busy.

hiking
Friday, April 28, 2017

Loved this hike! Started at beaver trail and worked my way to lime kiln ruins across to jack pine. Saw some deer, a weasel, frog, snakes, and cute chickadees that followed us for sometime. There is a portion of the forest that looked burnt but it made for a oddly beautiful hike. The lime kiln ruins also was a nice place to explore. I would definitely recommend this trail!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Well marked with many options to adapt to all levels and time available. My only deception is that I can't bring my dog along.

walking
Monday, January 30, 2017

Possibly the nicest greenbelt walk. It quickly makes you forget that you're walking within the Ottawa city limits. Fairly accessible during the fall (at least the first few hundred metres) as I went with my disabled mother and 6 year old daughter and no problems - just a few rocks and roots to get around.

You see lots of chickadees, which will feed from your hand if you have seeds, red squirrels and woodpeckers.

hiking
Thursday, January 05, 2017

Very nice hike, but sometimes difficult to stay out of the way of the cross-country ski tracks

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Does anyone know if dogs are allowed on this trail?

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Beautiful trail - mostly in the woods

hiking
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Loads of wildlife, next time bring bird seed :)

7 days ago

hiking
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hiking
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snowshoeing
4 months ago

trail running
8 months ago

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