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Warsaw Caves Conservation Area Trails

MODERATE 55 reviews

Warsaw Caves Conservation Area Trails is a 5.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Douro-Dummer, Ontario, Canada that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.0 km Elevation Gain: 127 m Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

cave

forest

views

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

What a beautiful trail, caves are exciting, rocky and unlevel at first then into nice wooded area, up through power lines and back into wooded. I’ll definitely be back

hiking
rocky
snow
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Really cool features along the trail - caves, kettles, lookouts. Different length options (4-7km) with really cool and varied terrain. We were there on the thanks giving long weekend and the park was well travelled (re: 20-25 cars in the parking lot).

hiking
5 months ago

What a great trail! No bugs, perfect hike. Loved the kettle, great experience!

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

had an amazing time with some coworkers crawling around the caves. you definitely need to bring a headlamp as those with handhelds struggled at times with visibility.

hiking
5 months ago

Great place to get a number of activities in: caves, lookout, kettles, falls.. and camping, but if you're looking for private sites, this isn't for you. Overall, beautiful natural landscape. Highly recommend. The caves are great, with what looks like onyx in some of the limestone. Cave number 5 was my favourite, and seemed to be the roomiest. If you're looking for a nice restaurant, not far from Warsaw, I recommend heading 12 mins north to Hobart's Lighthouse. Great food, great service, and it looks outwardly towards Stoney Lake.

hiking
over grown
rocky
6 months ago

Excellent hike to the kettle, the lookout and around the loop. The trail was marked and easy to follow with some rocky and root covered areas. The loop seems to be less travelled and a bit overgrown. The trail total was 4.7km and the elevation gain was 110 meters.

We completed the Lookout and Kettles trail. The trails are well marked. The geography of this conservation area is really cool with lots to see. I will be returning to do the Limestones trail soon!

hiking
8 months ago

Great views! Easy walk. I enjoyed this and would definitely do it again!

hiking
8 months ago

I hiked this trail today after the rain stopped. Some parts of the trail are wet so it's good to wear boots.

10 months ago

Pretty icey in many slots, have proper footwear. Noticed a lot of dog shit too. It was pretty at the main lookout though! After the lookout, we turned around and went back. We did not bother with the loop segment. Overall, it took 75 minutes round trip. Decent trail for the area. It looks better in the summer and obviously will be easier to hike.

Thu Nov 15 2018

Beautiful trails. 3 different trails to choose from. A 7km and two 4km options.

Mon Oct 01 2018

Great trail can be busy on weekends and the loop on the river side is not marked very well so be sure to watch for the markers!

Fri Aug 17 2018

I enjoyed the scenery on this hike

hiking
Mon Jul 23 2018

hiking
Thu May 31 2018

Great trail easy to get up and down all the trails. Rocks were a bit slippery but had rained which made them slicker.

Wed Jul 26 2017

Fabulous walks li h the river. The caves trail definitely not appropriate for dogs.

hiking
Wed Jun 14 2017

Went in early June. Good time to go, was told that later in the summer there are hoards of people, today only saw a few. A lot of crawling on hands and knees in the caves, some tight squeezes. A headlamp would make exploring easier. Nice hike showing off natural features of a waterfall, underground watercourses, kettle formations, and scenic vistas.

Mon Apr 10 2017

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Sun Aug 07 2016

Great hike!

Tue Jul 05 2016

Definitely bring a flashlight and wear shoes with a good grip!!! The caves are amazing and some really tight spaces!! The kettles are anticlimactic but pretty cool, and the look out was beautiful and that one was a great hike.... We didn't go to the falls because we were tired and wanted to get home.... But the falls didn't have water running that day anyway!!!!

hiking
Wed Jul 15 2015

The highlight of Warsaw Caves is definitely the caves and there is a short trail leading you to them. In total there are 7 caves and their entrances are clearly marked. The area in and around them is very hilly and rocky - you need to be very careful where you place your steps. Warsaw Caves also has three hiking trails. The "Caves and Scenic Lookout" trail will lead you into a cedar forest - where you can take a short side trail to view some limestone kettles - before heading up to a nice lookout (w/picnic table) over looking the Indian River. From here, the trail darts through mixed forest, a hydro line, and then loops itself back. This trail is 4km in length, and the trail does have a lot of roots and rocks that you need to be mindful of. The Limestone and Plains trail is 7km and mostly flat, but travels through mixed forest and has a few places where you can glance down at the Indian River - there is old fencing put up to prevent people from getting too close to the edge. I found that about half the trail is pockmarked limestone and the other half single wide forest trail w/roots and rocks. There is a lot of poison ivy in the open spots in and around the limestone. The 3rd trail is mostly the same trail as the 7km one - it just loops back about 2.5kms in to take you back to the start. You miss out on the forested part, but still get the views of the river. There is a fee to access this park. However, one can easily fill the entire day with some hiking, spelunking and then taking a dip at the beach. There are also canoe rentals and overnight camping available. Very busy during summer weekends, and a lot of poison ivy to watch out for.

walking
Fri May 22 2015

I love this trail! The Rick formations are beautiful all all the wear is interesting. Wonderful place for caving, however... I hate spiders. Always that one low spot where the air seems lighter, cleaner, colder.

recorded Recording - Oct. 05, 06:43 p.m.

hiking
3 months ago

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