Best Trails of Ontario

This list represents the most popular trails in Ontario (learn more about Top Trails). Use this list to plan your next Ontario outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Bruce Peninsula National Park Trails


Bruce Peninsula National Park is actually three parks in one. Hikers who like sandy, flat beach walks will appreciate Dorcas Bay, on the shores of Lake Huron to the west of Highway 6. Those who prefer…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Tobermory, ON - Backpacking, Hiking - 16.2 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Algonquin Provincial Park Trails


When the government of Ontario passed the Algonquin Park Act, which set aside 18 townships as a “health resort and pleasure ground” and logging forest reserve in 1893, they didn’t know that their park…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Haliburton, ON - Hiking - 169 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Ottawa Greenbelt Trails


The National Greenbelt encompasses 20,000ha (49,400 acres) of land that was set aside as a green space in 1950 to prevent the city of Ottawa from expanding in an urban sprawl. This trail guide include…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Ottawa, ON - Hiking - 70 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. Albion Hills Conservation Area Trails


Albion Hills was created in 1954, which makes it the oldest conservation area in Ontario. Its location on a part of the Oak Ridges Moraine, locally known as the Caledon Hills, means that hikers can ex…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Bolton, ON - Hiking - 14.9 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#5. The Greater Toronto Area Bike Paths and Rail Trails


Toronto's growth over the last 20 years has literally redefined the city. It has blossomed into a metropolis with a decidedly cosmopolitan air. Nowhere else in Canada are there as many different ethni…
From the guidebook "Ontario's Bike Paths and Rail Trails"
Toronto, ON - Road Biking Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Greater Toronto Area Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Trails


Ontario’s cultural hotspot doesn’t get enough snow to be a cross-country skiing and snowshoeing mecca, but there are several areas in the region that have a reputation for decent trails when snow cove…
From the guidebook "Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing in Ontario"
Toronto, ON - Cross-Country Skiing - 380 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view allBestCross-Country Skiing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#7. Lake Superior Provincial Park Trails


In many ways, the history of Lake Superior Provincial Park, a 155,600ha (384,332-acre) region on the shores of Lake Superior is a microcosm of Canadian history. Thanks to the volcanoes and earthquakes…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Wawa, ON - Backpacking, Hiking - 79.4 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#8. The Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail Bike Path


What could be more appealing than cycling with the wind at your back, the sunshine on your face and the sound of the waves lapping against the shores of Lake Ontario? The Waterfront Trail stretches fr…
From the guidebook "Ontario's Bike Paths and Rail Trails"
Toronto, ON - Road Biking Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#9. Frontenac Provincial Park Trails


By providing hikers with a peaceful experience, Frontenac Park lives up to the creed of its first superintendent, R. Bruce Page, who believed that wilderness should be as untouched by humans as possib…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Sydenham, ON - Hiking - 112.5 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#10. Killarney Provincial Park Trails


Ask anybody about Killarney Provincial Park and they’ll tell you about clear blue lakes, white hills, pink granite ridges, cranberries and lots of sugar maples–plus pine, cedar, oak, black cherry and…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Sudbury, ON - Backpacking, Hiking - 67.6 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#11. Southwestern Ontario Bike Paths and Rail Trails


Situated between Lake Erie and Lake Huron, southwestern Ontario is a wonderful place to enjoy the scenery of vast expanses of fresh water. villages that eventually became lovely cities, such as London…
From the guidebook "Ontario's Bike Paths and Rail Trails"
London, ON - Road Biking Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#12. Toronto: Humber River


The Humber River paddle starts on the Toronto waterfront, offering good views of downtown, and then wanders north up the river. A quick look at a map of the area will show that the river is lined with…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Toronto, ON - Sea Kayaking - 8 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#13. Awenda Provincial Park Trails


Anyone interested in glacier-created landforms will want to visit Awenda Provincial Park on the edge of the Penetanguishene Peninsula, which juts into Georgian Bay to create Nottawasaga Bay and Severn…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Penetanguishene, ON - Hiking - 18.6 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#14. Niagara Glen Trails


The Niagara Glen was created about 8,000 years ago, when Lake Erie dumped water into Lake Ontario via a waterfall called Wintergreen Falls, which was located at the site of the present-day Niagara Gle…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Niagra Falls, ON - Hiking - 6.4 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#15. Myths, Miracles and Pathways


This tour begins in Niagara-on-the Lake, the first capital of Upper Canada, and travels through Queenston Heights, one of the province’s oldest towns. Passing under the shadow of Brock’s Monument, it…
From the guidebook "Cycling in Ontario"
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON - Road Biking - 34.1 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#16. Bon Echo Provincial Park Trails


Bon Echo Rock on Mazinaw Lake has been an important spiritual site for at least the past 300 to 1,000 years during which it’s estimated the more than 260 Algonkian pictographs on it were completed. Th…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Cloyne, ON - Backpacking, Hiking - 19 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#17. Bruce Peninsula National Park: Tobermory to the Grotto


The Bruce Peninsula, a narrow finger of land about 50 miles long, separates Georgian Bay from the rest of Lake Huron. The Niagara Escarpment, a line of high dolomite cliffs, follows the eastern shore…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Tobermory, ON - Sea Kayaking - 19 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#18. Pukaskwa National Park Trails


Part of the mystique of Pukaskwa National Park comes from its location on the shores of Lake Superior, the largest by surface area–and possibly coldest– freshwater lake in the world. The lake’s averag…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Marathon, ON - Backpacking, Hiking - 41 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#19. Georgian Bay Islands National Park


This is another somewhat busier, but more sheltered Georgian Bay trip like The Massasauga. Also like the previous route, park land is mixed with private land, and there is a fair amount of boat traffi…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario"
Honey Harbour, ON - Sea Kayaking - 16 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#20. London & Southern Ontario Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Trails


An adventurous attitude and a pair of hiking boots are just as necessary as your snowshoeing and ski equipment when travelling in southern Ontario during the winter. Southern Ontario lies between Lake…
From the guidebook "Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing in Ontario"
Goderich, ON - Cross-Country Skiing - 450 miles Best Trail in ON - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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