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.

  • #1 Bruce Peninsula National Park Trails

    6 Reviews

    Tobermory, ON

    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 ...
    •  7 trails totaling 15 hours
    •  16.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Bruce Peninsula National Park is actually three parks in one. Hikers who like sandy, flat beach walks will appreciate Dorcas ...

  • #2 Algonquin Provincial Park Trails

    2 Reviews

    Haliburton, ON

    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 ...
    •  22 trails totaling 46 hours
    •  169 miles
    •  Guide

    When the government of Ontario passed the Algonquin Park Act, which set aside 18 townships as a “health resort and pleasure ...

  • #3 Ottawa Greenbelt Trails

    1 Reviews

    Ottawa, ON

    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 ...
    •  28 trails totaling 41.5 hours
    •  70 miles
    •  Guide

    The National Greenbelt encompasses 20,000ha (49,400 acres) of land that was set aside as a green space in 1950 to prevent ...

  • #4 Albion Hills Conservation Area Trails

    0 Reviews

    Bolton, ON

    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 ...
    •  6 trails totaling 11.25 hours
    •  14.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Albion Hills was created in 1954, which makes it the oldest conservation area in Ontario. Its location on a part of the Oak ...

  • #5 Lake Superior Provincial Park Trails

    3 Reviews

    Wawa, ON

    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 e ...
    •  11 trails totaling 12 to 19 days
    •  79.4 miles
    •  Guide

    In many ways, the history of Lake Superior Provincial Park, a 155,600ha (384,332-acre) region on the shores of Lake Superior ...

  • #6 Frontenac Provincial Park Trails

    2 Reviews

    Sydenham, ON

    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 ...
    •  12 trails totaling 85 hours
    •  112.5 miles
    •  Guide

    By providing hikers with a peaceful experience, Frontenac Park lives up to the creed of its first superintendent, R. Bruce ...

  • #7 Killarney Provincial Park Trails

    3 Reviews

    Sudbury, ON

    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 ...
    •  4 trails totaling 7 to 10 days
    •  67.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Ask anybody about Killarney Provincial Park and they’ll tell you about clear blue lakes, white hills, pink granite ridges, ...

  • #8 Awenda Provincial Park Trails

    1 Reviews

    Penetanguishene, ON

    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 ...
    •  7 trails totaling 12 hours
    •  18.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Anyone interested in glacier-created landforms will want to visit Awenda Provincial Park on the edge of the Penetanguishene ...

  • #9 Bon Echo Provincial Park Trails

    1 Reviews

    Cloyne, ON

    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. ...
    •  7 trails totaling 15 hours
    •  19 miles
    •  Guide

    Bon Echo Rock on Mazinaw Lake has been an important spiritual site for at least the past 300 to 1,000 years during which ...

  • #10 Pukaskwa National Park Trails

    2 Reviews

    Marathon, ON

    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 ...
    •  4 trails totaling 1 to 10 days
    •  41 miles
    •  Guide

    Part of the mystique of Pukaskwa National Park comes from its location on the shores of Lake Superior, the largest by surface ...

  • #11 Dundas Valley Trails, Governor’s Road and Tiffany Falls Conservation Areas

    0 Reviews

    Dundas, ON

    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 ...
    •  20 trails totaling 35 hours
    •  52.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Any hiker interested in history should definitely visit one of the three conservation areas within the Dundas Valley. A visit ...

  • #12 Cootes Paradise, Royal Botanical Gardens Trails

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, ON

    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 ...
    •  6 trails totaling 11 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Cootes Paradise, formerly known as Dundas Marsh, is 800ha (2,000 acres) of marsh and forest at the mouth of Spencer Creek ...

  • #13 Silent Lake Provincial Park Trails

    1 Reviews

    Apsley, ON

    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 ...
    •  3 trails totaling 7.5 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Other than the lake itself, this 1,450ha (3,582-acre) park doesn’t have any particular feature that stands out, but it’s ...

  • #14 Elliot Lake Hiking Trails

    2 Reviews

    Elliot Lake, ON

    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 ...
    •  15.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The town of Elliot Lake offers hikers a multitude of linked trails, all located from various parking lots in the middle of ...

  • #15 Cup and Saucer Trail

    0 Reviews

    Manitoulin Island, ON

    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 ...
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The Cup and Saucer Trail runs along and below the centre of the highest part of the horseshoeshaped Niagara Escarpment, following ...

  • #16 Darlington Provincial Park Trails

    0 Reviews

    Oshawa, ON

    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 ...
    •  4 trails totaling 3.5 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Today, the area is a natural refuge. Forests and meadows have taken over the old farmers’ fields, attracting butterflies ...

  • #17 Gordon Glaves Memorial Pathway, Brantford

    1 Reviews

    Brantford, ON

    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 ...
    •  5 sections totaling 10 hours
    •  15.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Gordon Glaves Memorial Pathway is a network of trails along the south and north shores of the Grand River in Brantford. ...

  • #18 Crawford Lake Conservation Area and Iroquoian Village Trails

    0 Reviews

    Campbellville, ON

    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 ...
    •  5 trails totaling 7 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Visitors to Crawford Lake will probably begin with a short tour through the reconstructed Iroquoian Village. A palisade wall ...

  • #19 Dufferin Islands Trails, Niagara Falls

    0 Reviews

    Niagra Falls, ON

    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 ...
    •  1 trail totaling 1 hour
    •  1.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Dufferin Islands, a 16.2ha (28- acre) park made up of eleven islands, is a stunningly beautiful area across the road from ...

  • #20 Mono Cliffs Provincial Park Trails

    0 Reviews

    Shelburne, ON

    Mono Cliffs Provincial Park protects 750ha (1,853 acres) of scenic land along the Niagara Escarpment. The display of white trilliums in spring shouldn’t be missed, although 450 plant species ...
    •  7 trails totaling 9.5 hours
    •  13.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Mono Cliffs Provincial Park protects 750ha (1,853 acres) of scenic land along the Niagara Escarpment. The display of white ...