Oak Ridges Trail at Seneca College [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

easy(71)
King, Ontario

Oak Ridges Trail at Seneca College is a 9.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near King, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.3 km Elevation Gain: 91 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

private property

fee

Beautiful trails through forest and along Seneca lake, past Eaton Hall. $2.50 for parking

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
washed out
7 days ago

hiking
muddy
private property
8 days ago

Out and back. Muddy at this time of year. The Seneca portion of the trail is well travelled... but the real enjoyment is the section from Keele to Jane. Gorgeous old barn along the way.

hiking
muddy
private property
snow
20 days ago

Did it mid-March 2020, parking $4.75 on a Saturday even though the entire site is almost empty. Not sure how other people could park free. I had a look on Dufferin street, the shoulder is quite narrow. Not enough room to park. Should explore the area more carefully in summer time. There was a private gate blocking the Oakrigde Trail near Lake Mary. The trail is 30% mud, 70% melt & refrozen snow, super slippery. Nobody were on the trail for a reason. We were the only ones, b/c we had crampons.

1 month ago

Not my favourite trail.

hiking
5 months ago

You can avoid parking fees if you park along Dufferin road and use the side entrance. Three lovely loops if varying difficulty (green, blue, black). Took the black loop. No bugs and not too busy even on thanksgiving. Wouldn't recommend the black trail if with a stroller or walker but great for kids.

Beautiful trail but too many mosquitoes!

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

Like other reviews have said, park at the trailhead, which is where the map on this app shows as the turn around point. That way, it's free and on the side of the road. As for the actual trail, it was enjoyable! Mostly shaded and through forest. Not flat, so watch out! There is one very steep hill in particular! The mosquitoes were out in full force, as well.

hiking
snow
11 months ago

hiking
Tue Sep 25 2018

PARKING IS FREE, DONT LISTEN TO OTHER REVIEWS! If you go to the trailhead, just park on the side of the road. It is legal, there is no sign saying otherwise. Beautiful trail on a damp/wet day. Luckily it did not rain but the ground was very wet. The trail was still great. Watch out for slippery surfaces while walking in wet conditions, especially around hills and on slippery roots/wood. Not very many lookout points or landscape views, but the nature surrounding the trail is beautiful. There are maps throughout the trail at each corner, and there are trail signs that are easy to follow. Parking is easy, just park on the side of the road by the trailhead. The trail is long, prepare for a long-distance hike if you are up for it. Or turn around at any point. Overall, great trail, I’ll be back soon.

Sat Sep 01 2018

Many trails to follow, the information plaques on the woodland trail were interesting to read. We followed the white trail blazes and had lots of fun

Wed Aug 15 2018

Lots of trails. Very clean.

hiking
Sat May 12 2018

Beautiful and not too hard for kids

running
Mon Sep 18 2017

Really liked this course minus the $2.50 for parking, not marked the best but now have a better idea of the route.

Sun Sep 03 2017

Parking cost $1.50 / hour. Trails are great for kids with some elevation. Bring bug spray as there are plenty of spots with standing water and mosquitoes. Recommend wearing older or hiking shoes as they are muddy portions on the trails. We followed white trail to Keele then attempted to divert to the blue. Ended up doubling back on blue and returning to car on white trail. We travelled about 6km in 2 hours with 3 kids in tow.

walking
Thu Jul 13 2017

I took my 3 kids for a trail walk. the maps take you into the grounds of Seneca College where you have to pay for parking to drive into the grounds to start your hike. there are several entrances into the trails off of Dufferin but nowhere to park your car if that is how you have arrived. once we paid for parking and got in the trails were just infested with mosquitos!! we couldn't even complete 0.5km and were bitten everywhere! very disappointing.

cross country skiing
Mon Feb 06 2017

excellent nordic skiing on a Saturday afternoon.

snowshoeing
Mon Jan 30 2017

love this place for snowshoeing. variety of trails and terrain and very picturesque.

hiking
Tue Sep 11 2012

Lovely!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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