Starkey Hill Trail is a 3.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Puslinch, Ontario, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

3.5 km
108 m

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips




wild flowers


City of Guelph , Admin PHONE: 519-822-1260

16 days ago

Nice scenery and not a flat trail. There’s lots of ups and downs. Very beautiful. No river near by.

22 days ago

Really nice trail. Very pretty and well maintained. Slippery when wet but nice tree canopy coverage. A little crowded during the weekends.

1 month ago

My favourite local trail. Been doing this hike for over 30 years and it never disappoints. Well maintained, quiet and litter-free. Well-covered by trees other than the start. It can get very muddy in spots after rain so wear appropriate footwear. Has a couple of moderately small hills therefore not great for those not sure-footed. A fabulous 45 minute escape to nature only 5 minutes from the City of Guelph. Stop off at Union Market Square in Arkell before or after for refreshments, ice cream or a bite to eat.

2 months ago

Good hill and forest hike with shortcuts through for lazy days. and fun place to see and feed the chickadees!

6 months ago

was in the area for the day and happened upon this trail. Was a nice loop trail with both easy and more challenging areas with plenty to see and a couple benches along the way if you need to rest or just take in the environment. saw plenty of birds, squirrels, chipmunks a snake and couple turtles. Will definitely walk again when in the area.

6 months ago

Great local spot - but definitely not a secluded hike on particularly nice days or weekends!

6 months ago

Fun little hour loop! Watch your feet though, it’s easy to trip with all the roots on the path

6 months ago

nice day to be out. Nice trail and friendly chickadees.

7 months ago

A lot of other hikers today and the trails are very muddy at the moment but that doesn't take away from the great main trail.

Shoes with gripped soles come in handy in a few spots. I wouldn't recommend wearing sandles in the summer.

The trail is 75ish% covered by the forest canopy. This makes for a beautiful sight when the sunbeams shoot through onto the path.

As well, I was lucky enough to have a few chickadees eat seeds out of my hand.

Starkey Hill Trail has a few gems to offer; it is worth exploring.

7 months ago

It’s a nice trail but still muddy at the moment. You should consider to visit in the next few months.

8 months ago

It was icy and muddy today but it was a nice hike!

9 months ago

Great trail! Beautiful, well marked.

10 months ago

An exciting loop with lots of opportunity to explore!

10 months ago

a nice snowy walk in the woods

11 months ago

Very clean trail, lots of nice gentle inclines and declines. Trail isn't paved but makes for a more naturey experience. Nice atmosphere, few benches to sit on along the paths. Lots of families and dog owners walking along.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Nice fall walk in the woods

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Great rugged trail 40 years ago... GRCA got hold of it.... lovely but gentrified, and can get busy in high season.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Great little trail lots of elevation changes but can be busy at times

Monday, August 28, 2017

Good lhike with lots of little hills. A well marked trail with a variety of landscapes: agriculture, deciduous forest, pine forest, marsh, meadow and cedars. We saw a lot of different mushrooms.

Friday, August 25, 2017

good trail. not too long good for a quick exercise

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Loved it! Great elevation changes.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Lots of climbing. Beautiful forest setting.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Great Hiking Trail, plenty of elevation changes for a good little workout.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

We love this trail Nice hilly walk through the woods

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Love this trail!

Monday, June 05, 2017

In Love with this Trail!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Love this loop. Perfect for dogs to be let off-leash, loads of spots for the kids to feed the birds too. The birds are so used to being fed by the hikers that if you are still enough, they'll land right in your hand. Fun for everyone :)

Sunday, September 04, 2016

great way to spend an hour!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Good for a local trail but generally too busy fot my liking most of the time. Trail is a small loop with some ups and downs with a couple nice views. A good tip is to park at the parking lot and go across the road where there are longer, more challenging trails that are less busy on City owned property.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Enjoy it in all seasons

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