Unionville Valleylands Trail

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Markham, Ontario

Unionville Valleylands Trail is a 5.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Markham, 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 May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.0 km Elevation Gain: 14 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

paved

river

views

wildlife

hiking
2 days ago

One way traffic to keep social distancing on narrow bridges. Seems there are lots of people that either don’t know how to read signs. Wouldn’t suggest this trail during COVID. Also, quite busy, there are bikers that travel every fast through these narrow bridges, always have to be looking over your shoulder.

walking
7 days ago

Moderate traffic on a weekend afternoon. Most people gather around the lake, next to the parking lot but other parts are not as busy. Mostly paved and few gravel parts, good for jogging, pets and kid friendly. A tad crowded for cycling.

road biking
15 days ago

Too crowded! Less cyclists more aged walkers or walkers with kids so have to be extra careful considering the path is a small one. May wait for few weeks before I will come by Sunday morning not recommended !

walking
muddy
snow
2 months ago

Lovely spring hike. area around the pond was VERY busy, but we really enjoyed it.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
2 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Very nice fully paved trail that goes around a small pond. I would suggest coming earlier in the year, as in November all the scenery is gone already.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trip, 100% flat,good for stroller.

hiking
7 months ago

great hike,most if the roads are peveled, the bridges seems to be in a good shape alot of places were you can just sit relax and enjoy the views

off trail
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

98% paved threee 16th ave entrances. two easternmost ones (just west of kennedy ave) are close together and connect anyways. thw western entrance meanders a bit before connecting with the main route. overall a easy stroll around a park (too good park/pond), trail passes behind many houses and main streets so its parkish within urban setting. NO washrooms on route but there is a restaurant in middle of the park (great place to view the pond with an ice cream) parking lot available from south-east and south west entrances of park. trail had good shade with benches to sit as well. took about an hour to walk around the pond. we went on 80% of trail.

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

This is my first of hopefully many more years of enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. This is an easy, relatively flat trail on predominantly asphalt surface. We walked it towards late afternoon (5pm) so the pedestrian traffic was light. Lots of mosquito in the one part we walked and I am still nursing the bites 3 days later - so take bug spray with you (newbie lesson learnt)

hiking
11 months ago

An enjoyable trail but it can be very busy on weekends. Unionville Village is close by.

mountain biking
11 months ago

A small but beautiful trail. Well maintained. Best for forest therapy, beautiful bridges, bird watching, woods, and clean roads. I would recommend to visit to calm your brain and fall in love with nature. Only shortcoming, small and adjacent to communities.

hiking
11 months ago

Be careful of Canada geese

hiking
Mon Apr 22 2019

very little signage and while pretty it is a lot of the same. great for neighborhood people but not worth driving to from TO

hiking
muddy
snow
Sun Mar 31 2019

Thu Dec 27 2018

Beautiful places to take some photos

Mon Sep 03 2018

As an average bike rider, I enjoyed the Union ville trail with its pleasant view of the lake, beautiful wooden bridges and some nice animals like rabbit. Although the trail is not a long one, it is very good to spend an hour riding on a Sunday evening.

hiking
Sun Apr 29 2018

Based on the rating this trail got I didn't have high expectations for this trail. I was pleasantly surprised! It is short, easy level trail so it isn't challenging but the scenery is quite nice great for photographers. Seen a beaver, gold finch and heron and something else that was swimming just below the water, may have been a snapping turtle?

hiking
Thu Aug 24 2017

Mostly asphalt trail. Lots of bridges and a few boardwalks. Many viewing spots around the pond, even a restaurant with burgers and ice cream. Lots of ducks, and loons, even a great blue heron.

Wed Jun 07 2017

Toogood pond is completely CLOSED right now for some major construction. Went today and was disappointed to see it closed, unsure if it will reopen this summer as a lot of work appears to be happening.

walking
Sun Nov 06 2016

Very nice day of walking the trails... definitely going again... A little busy in spot, but still can't complain. And a very nice surprise of the Unionville Village on the other side... very nice.

Sat Jun 25 2016

I wouldnt call it much of a hiking trail however there are some decent boardwalks to cross and Toogood pond is a nice loop to go around for a short run. Also walking through the trail and than down mainstreet Unionville is a good outing

walking
Fri Aug 07 2015

In fact, this trail now is connected from Bruce Creek (Unionville) to Milne Dam Conservation Park (10 km for a loop walk) by the City. This trail is unshaded, flat. Good for beginner.

running
Fri Jul 17 2015

Nice escape into a forest trail within the city - it's a paved trail with plenty of turns and bridge crossings over rivers. There are a few forks that take you into neighbourhoods so stay on track.

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