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Hiking

Hiking iconThere are over 45 km of recreational hiking trails in the Northumberland County Forest (located 15 km north of Cobourg/exit 474 from Hwy 401) including the eastern connection of the Oak Ridges Hiking Trail! 

Looking to hike and meet new people? 

Check out The Pine Ridge Hike Club and the Oak Ridges Trail Association 

  

 


 

 

 

Beagle Club Trails
Enjoy many hiking routes from April 1st to November 30th. These trails are for cross-country skiing only from December 1st until March 31st regardless of snow conditions.

The parking lot is accessible from County Road 45 at Beagle Club Road. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Download the Beagle Club Trails Brochure
     

Click here to download the Woodland Trails Map

Woodland Trails
The Woodland Trails parking and trailhead is located on the east side of County Road 45 across from Woodland Rd. The Woodland Purple Finch, Black Oak and Sweet Fern loops share some common trail and are 3, 7.5 and 9 kilometers long, respectively. Users can choose to go right or left at the first split and will find signage for the loops in either direction. There's a scenic hike to Lookout Mountain not to be missed. 

For the full Woodland Trails brochure, please click here. 

 

 

  Click here to download the Woodland Trails Brochure
 

 

 Carstairs Universal Trail

The Carstairs Universal Trail is located on Bowmanton Rd.  There are 3.2 km of trails, with 4 possible loops - the smallest being 750m and the longest being 2.2 km.  The grades are gentle and the tread is over 2 m wide.   There are over 40 interpretive signs that describe rare trees in Ontario.  

 
     

 

 

 

Oak Ridges Trail

To hike the full length through the Forest, park at Bowmanton and Bates Road (~17 km). For a hike half the distance, park at Morris Road and County Road 45 and head west or east (~8.5 km either way)

Click here to view the west - Oak Ridge Hiking Trail Map

Click here to view the Central - Oak Ridges Hiking Trail Map

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