Rock Dunder

MODERATE 111 reviews

Rock Dunder is a 3.7 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Leeds, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
98 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

private property

This trail is closed until May 15th EVERY YEAR. Commencing in 2017, access will not be free. It will require either a "day pass" or a "season pass". A soaring lookout over the Rideau Waterway, and a local landmark for generations. Well-marked trails through mature woodlands, following shorelines and finally climbing to the rocky summit. Part of the Rideau Waterways Land Trust, trail development and maintenance by the Rideau Trail Association. This magnificent site was owned for generations by the Boy Scouts of Canada. In 2005 it was purchased by the Rideau Waterways Land Trust and is now available for hiking through their kindness.

9 minutes ago

We did this walk today with some small dogs, a three year old and a five year old. It took just over two hours with a ten min break at the lookout. It was quite busy and well worth the ten dollar fee. Overall a lovely walk. Clean no litter, friendly hikers and a good length for a family before going home for a Sunday roast. Highly recommended.

hiking
5 days ago

This hike is fairly challenging. The full summit loop is actually 3.9 km and features some difficult terrain in spots. In some places you have to climb rocks. We brought my 5.5 month old lab puppy, he loved the adventure. There were some places that were too vertical of a climb for him up the side of rocks, we’d have to have one of us go up and the other lift him up for that person to grab him. I suggest if you bring your dog, also bring another person. Great view at the summit, it was nice to see the fall colours. The hike took us about 2.5 hours which included about a 20 minute rest at the top to take in the views.

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7 days ago

Easy path, finding parking can get tricky, but as the leaves change colour this is the perfect activity to do during thanksgiving! The views at the top are worth packing a sandwich and having lunch there!

hiking
15 days ago

I've hiked all over the place, and this is still one of my all-time favourite trails!! Fairly easy-going, well signed trail, with tons of forest views, rock faces, water-adjacent paths, and the most amazing Lookout one could ask for, of the river running through the forest. Unfortunately is costs $10 to park as of this year, but bring a carload of people and a picnic, and it is well worth the price for this great hike. :)

hiking
18 days ago

Nice hike with a nice view but not sure if it's worth the 10$ fee they charge per car which I also hadn't expected.

hiking
18 days ago

Awesome hike!! may be challenging for some people but worth it for the view.

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22 days ago

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24 days ago

My favourite trail so far in this area!

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2 months ago

Beautiful view from the top, but very muddy in areas and do not forget insect repellent.

hiking
2 months ago

great easy hike. if you are from pa my order nj this is like walking a paved path with speed bumps. great views but be wary of the black flies. there are parts that are muddy.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Beautiful spot and views!
Just an FYI- you now need to pay to use the trails