Jack Pine, Beaver, and Chipmunk Loop Trail

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Ottawa, Ontario

Jack Pine, Beaver, and Chipmunk Loop Trail is a 4.2 mile 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: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 275 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

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bugs
rocky
3 days ago

Amazing trail for beginners. Bring bug spray!

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful trail - lots of animal life and beautiful picture spots.

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13 days ago

Good trail! Lots of beautiful birds, interesting remains of lime kiln. Was nice and not muddy.

Good trail, pretty muddy. Social distancing not a problem except on the boardwalks. Was busy, but it is a long weekend.

Tons of small wildlife and spring buds on chipmunk and beaver trails. Only a bit of mud. Nice afternoon

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icy
muddy
2 months ago

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snow
2 months ago

Great winter/spring trail - not too busy today. Some parts were icy, some muddy, some snowy. No challenges making it through the loop.

hiking
3 months ago

Not a review, it’s more of a question so if anyone can give me a little insight that would be awesome! It says no dogs and I’m just wondering why? Has anyone tried to bring their dogs? Is it because it’s not fenced or? ... I recently moved from Alberta and have hardly seen a “no dog” sign so I’m just wondering! If anyone can respond back that would be great! Thanks :)

hiking
4 months ago

Jack Pine Trail is an easy hike that’s mostly flat. No special gear required, although you can also snowshoe & ski. Bring some sunflower seeds & nuts to feed the chickadees, nuthatches, blue jays, & cardinals. We also saw lots of red squirrels and woodpeckers.

5 months ago

Excellent trail for hand feeding chickadees and an easy walk for children. Not surprising then, to find it really busy on a warm sunny winter day. Great outing for families. It's icy right now and we were glad to have our trax/crampons.

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7 months ago

I enjoyed discovering this trail! Many Blue Jays and chickadees waved at us! Lots of different colors on the trail. Want to come back for snowshoeing this winter

On a cool but pleasant fall day, this popular trail was crowded for the early stage but going on the longer loop we were able to lose the crowds. This is one of the more interesting of the local trails because it passes through such a variety of terrain.

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7 months ago

Nice trail, some fun terrain for running.

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bugs
10 months ago

Great trail every time we go. There were lots of chipmunks out to play today. But so many mosquitoes!!

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Thu May 23 2019

Lovely view of geese pairs and their goslings at the pond.

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muddy
Sun May 19 2019

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Sun Apr 28 2019

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Sat Mar 30 2019

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Sun Mar 03 2019

Wed Oct 10 2018

Even on a busy weekend or holiday, this trail gives every adventurer or runner a chance to see something. From the deer stand to the many varieties of birds and other 4-legged friendlies trying to grab some free seed....there is something for everyone. The trail is quite extensive, especially with the "fire break" addition beyond the Bird Sanctuary (post 2012 wildfire)....trails are well groomed and marked so you make sure to "stay on the trails". Enjoy the nature you may not realize is right in your own backyard on this very-walkable, multi-length trail. Pick the right trail for you or your family's abilities. Remember to bring lots of bird seed and hold your hand up.

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Sun Oct 07 2018

Sat Aug 25 2018

Great relaxing hike and so much to see. 7.2km Bugs only on last 200m. Would definately hike it again!

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Thu Aug 23 2018

I loved this trail. Nice and easy with one scraggly part on the Chipmunk Trail. Some cool things to see like the Lime Kiln, Views of Swamp, Wild Birdcare Centre, and we saw Wild Turkeys! Amazing Trail!

Sat Aug 11 2018

Very buggy, had to jog a few parts because they were so bad! Trail was nice, fairly easy but could be a bit bumpy for a stroler. Also my car window got smashed while we were hiking and things were taken from my backseat so that really sucked, but the hike itself was nice.

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