ALL TRAILS AND WALKING PATHS

The map below features every hiking trail that I’ve personally visited, photographed, and written about. Click on each marker to see the trail. Under “description” will be a link to the corresponding blog post with more information.

If you would like to search by region, take a look below the map. You’ll see a full listing of hiking trails and blog posts there, too. I’m always adding more hiking trails as I experience them for myself, so keep checking back to see more in the future!

Southwest Ontario

Name

Closest Town

Features & Details

Grand Bend

Several hiking trails through rare Oak Savannah ecosystem. On the shores of Lake Huron.

St. Thomas

Memorable sections of the Trans Canada Trail in St. Thomas: Elevated Park, Angus McKenzie Trail, Orchard Park Trail.

Sparta

Trails around Catfish Creek and the Herb Kebbel Wetland.

Niagara

Name

Closest Town

Features & Details

Jordan

Five hiking trails (including the Bruce Trail), two waterfalls, and a heritage village

Niagara, St Catharines

900km continuous hiking trail in southern Ontario

Niagara Falls

4km of hiking trails in the Niagara Gorge and along the Niagara River

St Catharines

Seven hiking trails, including the Bruce trail.

Fonthill

Four hiking trails and a pond trail through lush Carolinian forest.

Niagara Falls

A lovely conservation area featuring the Bruce Trail and its side trails.

Hamilton, Halton and Brant

Name

Closest Town

Features & Details

Brantford

A 3.4km loop hiking trail, nature centre, and old mill ruins.

Bridle Trail Loop (Royal Botanical Gardens)

Burlington

Boardwalks across marshes with wildlife sightings. One of 31 RBG hiking trails.

Oakville

Several hiking trails for day use throughout the park. Mostly easy nature trails and some are wheelchair/stroller friendly.

Hamilton, Burlington

900km continuous hiking trail in southern Ontario

Milton

19km of trails, a rare meromictic lake with a surrounding boardwalk, reconstructed 15th century Iroquoian Village

Dundas (Hamilton)

40km of hiking trails through deciduous forest and the Dundas Valley, features the Hermitage ruins and the Bruce Trail

Milton

3 hiking trails, 3 biking trails and the Bruce Trail. Beautiful waterfall and reservoir.

Burlington

Wetlands boardwalk, forest trails, city lookout point. Part of the Bruce Trail.

Halton Hills

The Bruce Trail, Black Creek Side Trail, and interesting features like “Hole in the Wall” and old mill ruins.

Burlington

Two easy loop hiking trails, connects with Bruce Trail

Hamilton

Princess Point Trail and several other hiking trails around Cootes Paradise, part of the Royal Botanical Gardens trail system.

Milton

A quiet loop trail with a scenic reservoir and boardwalk across a marsh.

Halton Hills

Hiking trails around a historic farm, including the Bruce Trail and several side trails. Connects to Silver Creek Conservation Area.

Halton Hills

The Bruce Trail and several side trails. Connects to Scotsdale Farm to the south and Terra Cotta Conservation Area to the north.

Oakville

6km loop trail in the middle of Oakville.Very scenic with a lookout and pretty creek views.

Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington

Name

Closest Town

Features & Details

Elora

A 5km loop trail with the Hole in the Rock feature and Grand River views.

Kitchener

Several hiking trails at Kitchener’s largest natural space.

Guelph

A loop hiking trail around unique geologic formations, old mill ruins, caves, and a scenic lookout over the Eramosa River.

Stratford

Trails through forest, across the river and wetlands. Very peaceful and quiet.

Mitchell

Trail along the Thames River and West Perth Wetlands (10km).

Greater Toronto Area

Name

Closest Town

Features & Details

Georgetown

900km continuous hiking trail in southern Ontario

Caledon

Red shale topography, landscape that looks like Mars

Brampton

Numerous side trails through many landscapes.

Mississauga

Several beautiful hiking trails in the heart of Mississauga.

Caledon

Several hiking trails, including the Bruce Trail. View Cataract Falls, a pretty waterfall and hike along the river.

Toronto

1.3km of elevated boardwalks through a scenic forest.

Mississauga

Scenic trails around the Credit River and a section of the Culham Trail.

Toronto

Loop trail in the Don Valley on the Beltline Trail and the David Balfour Park Trail.

Mississauga

Easy walking paths and boardwalks (6km)

Mississauga

Gardens and hiking trails within the park.

Toronto

Easy walking path between Bluffer’s Park and Bluffer’s Beach (5km)

Toronto

The Gus Harris Trail (3.2km), an easy walking path along the Taylor-Massey Creek.

York, Durham and Headwaters

Name

Closest Town

Features & Details

Shelburne/Orangeville

A non-operating provincial park with a section of the Bruce Trail and several side trails

Orangeville

900km continuous hiking trail in southern Ontario

Nobleton

A 6.6km loop trail through forests and wetlands.

Ajax

Numerous hiking trails at the south and north entrances. Hike through the forest and along Duffins Creek.

King Township

Part of the York Regional Forest and the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail.

Orangeville

The Bruce Trail and three side trails form three main loops around this scenic and quiet nature reserve.

Orangeville

The main trail is the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail (8km). There are also a few shorter trails in the park.

East Gwillimbury

A 20km out and back trail that connects East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, and Aurora. The Holland River Trail is a northern section (6km).

King City

Several amazing hiking trails at Thornton Bales Conservation Area and Jokers Hill. Also home to the famous 99 Steps.

Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe

Name

Closest Town

Features & Details

Owen Sound, Tobermory

900km continuous hiking trail in southern Ontario

Tobermory

Island accessible by ferry from Tobermory. Most go day hiking here to see the flowerpot rock formations.

Kawarthas Northumberland

Name

Closest Town

Features & Details

Campbellford

10km of hiking trails, the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge and Ranney Falls.

Brighton

Several hiking trails including boardwalks, beaches, a lighthouse, and history about nearby shipwrecks.

Brighton

Hiking trails through the Butler Creek Valley. The main loop trail is 3km, and there’s another shorter loop trail.

Lindsay

Short 1.5km loop trail with a panoramic lookout.

South Eastern Ontario

Name

Closest Town

Features & Details

Gananoque

Four loop hiking trails with scenic viewpoints through dense forest.

Gananoque

A 5km loop trail with several side trails, including a lookout trail featuring an incredible view.

Gananoque

A 7.2km loop trail (or 10.6km loop with the North Loop) that’s moderate or difficult with impressive scenery.

Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley

Name

Closest Town

Features & Details

Killaloe, Barry’s Bay, Eganville

Hike the McNaughton Trail or the Walks of the Little Bonnechere River.

Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park

Name

Closest Town

Features & Details

Honey Harbour

Largest island of Georgian Bay Islands National Park featuring many hiking trails.

Northwest Ontario

Name

Closest Town

Features & Details

Thunder Bay

Over 100km of hiking trails, including the 40km Kabeyun Trail. The Sea Lion rock formation and Top of the Giant are highlights (Top of the Giant hard to access in the winter).