Ganaraska Hiking Trail – Northumberland County Section

The Western trailhead begins in Wasaga Beach, Ontario

The Eastern trailhead begins at a boulder opposite the town hall in Port Hope, located on the north shore of Lake Ontario. The trail passes through a variety of scenery from Lake Ontario, north through the Ganaraska Forest on the sand hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine and past the lakes and drumlin fields of the Kawarthas to the rugged wilderness of the Canadian Shield. The unique Wilderness section of the Trail is on the Pre-Cambrian shield and connects the southern and northern parts of the Trail. The Trail then continues west through the rolling hills of Simcoe where it meets the Bruce Trail at McKinney’s Hill, Glen Huron. A cairn marks the end of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail. The Trail continues from the Niagara Escarpment to a terminus at Wasaga Beach. A second branch of the Trail runs from north of Horseshoe Valley to Highway 32 near Port McNicol on Georgian Bay.

Link to an overview map of trail:

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Ganaraska Hiking Trail – Northumberland County Section characteristics

Length: A total of about 300 km with about 60 km in Northumberland County
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural, Paved, and Stone Dust
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None

Attractions: None

Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association

Find it: Cairn behind Port Hope town hall, beside Ganaraska River

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.9487330
Longitude: -78.2925460