The Carolinian forest offers a spectacular backdrop for the trail system.

This trail loops through wooded areas and past the Hay Creek Reservoir, providing opportunity for bird watching and viewing a variety of plants. There are signs that describe some of the trees. The trail dips beside the Hay Creek Reservoir and hikers can cross a foot bridge into the conservation area.

Hay Creek reservoir is one of the few remaining reservoirs in Norfolk County as many of the dams that held these reservoirs have fallen into disrepair or have been decommissioned.

Trail Location:

From Simcoe, head southwest out of town on Highway 24, turn left onto Radical Road. Turn right onto Ryerse Road and the entrance to the Conservation Area will be on your right.

Link to trail map:

We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.

Nearby towns and cities:


Length: 3.5 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Compacted soil/hard packed
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known.

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported

Amenities: None reported

Long Point Region Conservation Authority 4 Elm Street, Tillsonburg, ON N4G 0C4

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 42.7751600
Longitude: -80.2654720