Hiking The Ganaraska Forest

The 12th most popular hiking trail in Ontario.

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Northeast of Toronto near Newcastle, the 11,000 acre Ganaraska Forest covers the Oak Ridges Morraine and has one of the most extensive hiking trails in southern Ontario.

To reach the Centre from Oshawa, follow Route 401 east to Route 35/115. Head north to Kirby and then east onto Durham Road for 10 km to Kendal. Look for the road to the Centre on the north side.

Overall, Ganaraska Forest is the 12th most popular hiking trail of all 21 hikes in Ontario. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Ganaraska Forest including Bruce Trail, Etobicoke Creek Trails, Durham Forest and Dundas Valley Conservation Area.

Ganaraska Forest Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  GF (905) 885-8173; Ontario Visitors Bureau (800) ONTARIO; Canadian Explorer Guides (888) 238-8000.

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Woodlawn Terrace Inn (905) 372-2235

Reference Source:  click here http://www.grca.on.ca/

GPS:  44.08, -78.551

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  8/4/2016

ID:  6713

Ganaraska Forest Hiking Map


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