Seaton Hiking Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews

Seaton Hiking Trail is a 15.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pickering, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15 km
ELEVATION GAIN
215 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

lake

river

views

wild flowers

Oak Ridges Morraine Trail Association , Admin PHONE: 905-833-6600

hiking
9 days ago

I can't count the times I've been here. Always an amazing experience. My father grew up in Clarke's Hollow, so I can't really comment on the navigation of the trails, since I always go with him. Everything about this spot is quintessential southern Ontario, right down to it's dark past. A lot of the trail head is surrounded by homes that were demolished after expropriation of the residents, to build the infamous airport. Some still stand, in various conditions. The trails are as close as you can get to backcountry, this close to Scarborough. They are very overgrown with a vast array of vegetation and many learning experiences can be had for young children. If you don't like exposure, these trails are probably not for you, since there are quite a few sections that run along cliff faces, some literally right on the edge. Use common sense and extreme caution as some of these sections erode on the underside of the visible path and will NOT support your weight. These sections, to my knowledge may not necessarily be part of the official trail, so take that into consideration as well. Unfortunately the land at Whites rd is finally being developed for high density housing and I reckon misuse of the trail may become more rampant. Increasing the likelihood of dead end trails used for cover when partying and so on, rather than just to reach the river (paths such as this can be deceiving and split up into more dead ends. Short paths that resemble ones like these can be found in almost any city park near by, but will be small in comparison. Watch out for things like broken glass, needles, "clothesline" and trip wires. Far darker things may take place on worn paths such as this and disturbing experiences may be had eg: animal cruelty/mutilation, "occult ceremony"/markings, anti semitic/racist activity and markings, remnants of sexual activity etc... if you're experienced in outdoor activities you've probably encountered things like this before). Hopefully popularity will promote care of these trails and help to make them more safe. Currently this is a beautiful forgotten part of history and is a great getaway on the weekend. Take a look into the past of this area and your views may change. Please help keep this area in good condition and be safe.

hiking
11 days ago

13 days ago

Great trail with awesome elevation. caution when crossing the river section.

hiking
17 days ago

21 days ago

not a good trail for dogs ... way too many red ants! my dogs feet got bitten so much ... poor girl ☹

hiking
24 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Love the elevation change, stream, and scenery. Not too shabby for so close to Toronto.

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hiking
2 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

Very good trail run for novice runners. All routes are well marked.

5 months ago

Great trail, many paths perfect for the novice Hiker!

trail running
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Nice for people with almost no hiking experience like myself haha

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

I was amazed that this trail was so close to Markham. It is truly beautiful and serene. It follows a river for most of the trail along with some forays into the woods. The trail is easy and suitable for family hikes for the first mile starting at Whitevale road (where it is labelled Seaton Trail South. After the first Mile going South, there are some significant elevation changes and some steep cliffs - less advisible for young children or those who are looking for an easy stroll. It was a good workout out and back for a very fit middle aged individual.