Hilborn Knoll Regional Forest

There is a small loop trail that runs along the outer edge of the Hilborn Regional Forest. There is no formal parking area, visitors must simply park at the edge of Burnett Avenue.

Trail Head

Hilborn Knoll is a gently rolling forested area containing a variety of hardwood species typical of oak dominated forests. Hilborn Knoll is located in a residential area of Cambridge near the CanAmera Parkway and Townline Road. The outstanding feature of this Regional Forest is a large White Oak just to the east of Burnett Avenue. It would appear that at some time in the past, an oak savannah condition would have been prevalent in this area.

Portuguese Swamp ESPA is an extensive and diverse natural area of a nature where hydrology, vegetation and biting insects discourage casual human presence. The wetland contains an extensive area of Poison Sumac swamp. The rare mesic oak savannah on the knoll is recognized as one of the finest examples of this type of habitat within the Region.

Link to trail map: (scroll to bottom of document)  https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/exploring-the-region/resources/Documents/Hilborn-Knoll-Regional-Forest-access.pdf

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

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Hilborn Knoll Regional Forest characteristics

Length: trail length no known
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: none

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: none

Attractions: none

Region of Waterloo 519-575-4400

Find it: 735 Burnett Avenue, City of Cambridge, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.3963301
Longitude: -80.2863666

Hilborn Knoll Regional Forest Image Gallery