Southmarch Trail

EASY 18 reviews

Southmarch Trail is a 8.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
106 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

7 months ago

Be careful, went hiking there with my dog today and came back he was covered in ticks.
The trails are amazing though

8 months ago

Love these trails and so close to home!

trail running
9 months ago

Not easy, but technically challenging at times with many rocks, roots, and mud.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Not good for walking . Lots bikes

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Well maintained trails (thank you MBA Ottawa for your hard work)
Interesting mix of rock paths, dirt, skinnies, and features made of the good old Canadian Shield (I could swear there was a small pump track naturally formed in the bedrock).

Area closer to the road is easy and as you go deeper into the trail system it gets progressively more advanced. Also good signage throughout the network.

Encountered several hikers on the trail and they were very respectful to move over for us given the trail is primarily for MTB use.

Parking available on the side of the road where the shoulder is extra wide for room to park and get set up.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

For Walking not the best option. The bikes don't let you walk at all.

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2016

Great trail with some nice lookout locations over the water. More mountain bikers than hikers though so stay aware and keep to the right to let them pass. Good terrain variety kept us interested.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Nice hike with the kids (3 and 6) and a pup.

hiking
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10 months ago

trail running
11 months ago

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Sunday, November 13, 2016

mountain biking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016