King City Trail is a 2.7 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near King, Ontario, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
16 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
4 months ago

Though I no longer live in King City, I still take the 40 minute drive to visit this trail seasonally. Having come here since I was a kid (15+ years), I've witnessed this trail change a lot over the years. The main integral characteristic of this trail is that the Humber River cuts through its first half (if starting from Keele Street, which is absolutely recommended). You'll come across the river within the first couple of minutes walking into the trail which then runs adjacent to the trail (though it's hard to see now due to untamed overgrowth). Once the river trails off 1/3 of your way in off Norman Drive, there's a lot of different features that can be seen as you travel deeper into the trail which includes marshes, open grasslands, and a bizarre looking pine forest which you can do a loop around. The trail itself links a surprising number of King City residential areas which includes Kingscross Estates, McClure Drive, and Heritage Park. It should take about 1 hr to 1.5 hr to complete the entire thing, though travelling all the way to Kingscross Estates during the summertime should be proceeded with caution as there are TONS OF MOSQUITOES as you travel deeper into the forest.

Unfortunately, the trail is not like it used to be back in the late 90's and early 00's. For one, it used to take much longer, but due to the aforementioned overgrowth of plants, lots of smaller trails have been hidden or have completely disappeared in time. In addition, the overgrowth prevents anyone from seeing much wildlife anymore, which in the past, included beavers and foxes (a beaver dam used to be directly in front of the bridge overseeing the Humber River but it has completely vanished now. I also haven't even seen a fox since spring of 2010).

On the positives, this is a great trail for mountain biking and there are tons of branching paths so that you can decide how short or long your trip can be. It has maps, it has a few benches (though no garbage cans) and because it has so many different features, it's a neat little walk. I would recommend visiting in the fall when mosquitoes are few, and water levels are low.

5 months ago

Very easy and well-marked trail. Good for kids I'd say. You have options to go longer, shorter, sit at a park. The trail looks like you have the option to go into a residential area - I didn't though. It was good for a nice little outing

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Much low lying terrain retains ground water. Watch for flooding and poor signage on trail. Keep small children and animals well supervised at arms length.

backpacking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Okay but signs could be more frequent. We got lost in a residential area quite a way from the trail after walking through a field which brought us out onto a road in the residential area.
We are very new to this app and hope to get out walking the trails frequently.
Great job putting this all together. :)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Great trail - starts at a playground so great for kids!

walking
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Very scenic! My eight-year-old daughter was the photographer and did a great job! We both enjoyed ourselves.

3 months ago

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sunday, September 20, 2015