Naftel's Creek Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Naftel's Creek Trail is a 4.0 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Saltford, Ontario, Canada and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4 km
73 m

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


Maitland Valley CA , Admin PHONE: 519-335-3557

10 months ago

This is a nice family friendly trail. The trail is very very well-maintained and groomed. It's not challenging at all you could bike it you could run it you could almost go on it with a road bike. Very pretty and and good views of trees leaves and some occasional wildflower. If you add the orange blaze trail (loop) this could be a 3 mile hike at least

Saturday, October 26, 2013

In my opinion this is about as close to perfect as nature trails get. I think it's good for everyone except wheelchair/severely mobility impaired persons. It's very easy to get to, with its access and parking area right beside highway 21. There's a trail map and information on the signboard (when I visited in 2011). The trail is easy and passes through a plantation of tall pine trees, through mature closed-canopy maple-beach forest, through wetlands, passes twice over a cold, clear stream on two bridges, through mature hemlock and cedar forest and wetland, along an old field edge, along an old homestead, and back to the parking area in a big loop. This trail is especially welcoming on hot summer days because most of it is deeply shaded in mature forest. For me, (a fit 43-year-old) it's an ideal length - not too long, and not too short. For someone eager for more, it's conveniently close to Goderich, with beaches and several other lovely trails. Enthusiastically recommended!