Best Hiking in Ontario

This list represents the most popular hiking in Ontario. Use this list to plan your next Ontario hiking 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. 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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#6. 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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#7. 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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#8. 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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#9. 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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#10. 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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#11. 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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#12. Dundas Valley Trails, Governor’s Road and Tiffany Falls Conservation Areas


Any hiker interested in history should definitely visit one of the three conservation areas within the Dundas Valley. A visit to the Dundas Valley Conservation Area provides a unique view on the Victo…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Dundas, ON - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 52.6 miles
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#13. Cootes Paradise, Royal Botanical Gardens Trails


Cootes Paradise, formerly known as Dundas Marsh, is 800ha (2,000 acres) of marsh and forest at the mouth of Spencer Creek near the Dundas Valley on the west end of Lake Ontario, just off Hamilton Harb…
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Hamilton, ON - Hiking - 10 miles
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#14. Silent Lake Provincial Park Trails


Other than the lake itself, this 1,450ha (3,582-acre) park doesn’t have any particular feature that stands out, but it’s still one of the top 10 places to go in Ontario. You’ll love the astonishing di…
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Apsley, ON - Hiking - 12 miles
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#15. Elliot Lake Hiking Trails


The town of Elliot Lake offers hikers a multitude of linked trails, all located from various parking lots in the middle of town, including two on Highway 108 itself. If you want to do all the trails,…
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Elliot Lake, ON - Hiking - 15.5 miles
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#16. Darlington Provincial Park Trails


Today, the area is a natural refuge. Forests and meadows have taken over the old farmers’ fields, attracting butterflies and moths. In fact, the park is known as a resting spot for migrating monarch b…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Oshawa, ON - Hiking - 4.5 miles
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#17. Cup and Saucer Trail


The Cup and Saucer Trail runs along and below the centre of the highest part of the horseshoeshaped Niagara Escarpment, following two ridges of sorts. At 180m about sea level, the highest of the two r…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Manitoulin Island, ON - Hiking - 10 miles
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#18. Crawford Lake Conservation Area and Iroquoian Village Trails


Visitors to Crawford Lake will probably begin with a short tour through the reconstructed Iroquoian Village. A palisade wall encircles four longhouses–two of which are complete and two others which ar…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Campbellville, ON - Hiking - 10 miles
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#19. Gordon Glaves Memorial Pathway, Brantford


The Gordon Glaves Memorial Pathway is a network of trails along the south and north shores of the Grand River in Brantford. On the south side, the trails connect the Grand Valley Trail, Alexander Grah…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Brantford, ON - Hiking - 15.5 miles
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#20. Dufferin Islands Trails, Niagara Falls


Dufferin Islands, a 16.2ha (28- acre) park made up of eleven islands, is a stunningly beautiful area across the road from Horseshoe Falls. Although it takes only an hour to walk through the entire par…
From the guidebook "Hiking in Ontario"
Niagra Falls, ON - Hiking - 1.2 miles
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