Hikes in and around toronto
some of my favourite hikes in and around Toronto for you to enjoy!
Hiking times are for fit adults used to hiking 5-6 kms per hour on flat roads. Times do not include stops for photography or lunch breaks.
The difficulty rating is based on the system we use on our international trips. You can find more on that here.
Maps are sketches and are only to be used to give you an idea of the location of the trail. They are no substitute for hiking maps or apps.
The gpx files can be uploaded to a mapping app to follow the route. If you need to convert them, try this site.
Use common sense when hiking: dress for the conditions, bring water and food, hike with somebody or let someone know where you are.
Clubine, North Walker & Walker Woods
A hike in pretty forests and farmland on the Oak Ridges Moraine
Terrain: mostly flat with a few steep ups and downs, hardwood forest, some road walking
Hiking Time: 4 hours
Length: 17 kms
Durham Regional Forest to Crow's Pass Loop
A hike through tall hardwood forest, hilly
Rating: Moderate (13 km), Leisurely/Moderate (7 km)
Terrain: plenty of hills with some long ups and downs, some road walking
Hiking Time: 2½/4 hours
Length: 7/13 kms
A nice ramble along the quieter trails, ending at my favourite pub
Rating: Leisurely / Moderate
Terrain: climbs up and down escarpment, otherwise flat
Hiking Time: 1 hour
Length: 5 kms
Forest walks, culminating into a spectacular hike with amazing views
Rating: Moderate / Challenging
Terrain: some steep climbs; forest, creeks and farmland
Hiking Time: 4 hours
Length: 13 kms
Northwest of Oslo, sheer rock walls rise a kilometre into the sky, farms hang onto impossibly narrow strips of land, while waterfalls tumble down its cliffs. Explore Norway's heartland on foot.
Terrain: good trails with some steep ascends
Hiking Time: 8 days
Guildwood to Rouge Hill
A walk between two GO stations along mostly paved paths, through city ravines and along Lake Ontario; route includes detour around 2022 construction
Terrain: mostly flat, parks, river valley
Hiking Time: 3½ hours
Length: 12 kms