There are so many great parks, conservations and trails to discover throughout Ontario. This year we celebrate Ontario 150 and what better way to celebrate than exploring our beautiful province. Hiking is the perfect way to explore nature, get some exercise and breathe some fresh air. So, we’ve put together a list of the best hiking trails in Ontario.
1. Killarney Park
Killarney Provincial Park is located in Central Ontario and offers four incre
dible trails: Granite Ridge Trail, Chikanishing Trail, Cranberry Bog Trail and La Cloche Silhouette Trail. Whichever you choose, you’ll not be disappointed with the incredible views.
2. The Bruce Trail
The Bruce Trail is over 500 miles following the Niagara Escarpment to the Niagara Escarpment to the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. Along the way, you can admire incredible views from cliffs to shorelines.
3. Algonquin Provincial Park
Algonquin Provincial Park is located between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River in Southern Ontario. The park is known for it’s camping, trails, wildlife and incredible views.
4. 1000 Islands Parkway Trail
One of the most renowned hiking trails in Ontario, this picturesque paved stretch is the best way to explore the island. The 1000 Island Parkway runs between Gananoque and Brockville.
5. Scarborough Bluffs Trail
A short distance from Toronto, the Scarborough Bluff’s Trail is 5km of steep hills and breathtaking views. You don’t want to forget to your camera while exploring the bluffs.
6. Kayebun Trail
The Kayebun Trail is in the Sleeping Giant National Park located just east of Thunder Bay. If you’re not feeling up to a 40km hike, there are several other trails along the coast of Lake Superior to enjoy.
7. Old Station Dundas Loop
The Old Station Dundas Loop is in Hamilton, ON a short drive from Toronto. Hike up a forest trail with some pretty spectacular lookouts and cool off at nearby Spencer Creek.
8. Elora Gorge Trails
Hike among the scenic limestone cliffs of the Elora Gorge. Follow the cedar lined trail as you make your way to the real showstopper… A 20-foot waterfall! This park is only open April through October.