Naftel's Creek Trail is a 2.5 mile 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.
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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!