Access to Trail / Parking
To protect hikers and wildlife on the woodland roads, vehicles are required to be left at one of a number of designated parking areas. Each of these are a short walk to the start of a major hiking trail. Stop by the visitor kiosk, where you will find a guest parking pass to display in your car, a visitor pass to bring with you on your hike, and the Release of Liability Waiver, which must be read and signed.

Trail Description / Key Points of Interest:
The Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve is a publicly accessible private year-round wilderness haven with twenty private lakes and more than 10,000 unspoiled acres of mixed forest. The private forest reserve contains more than 70 km of hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing trails made available to the public at no charge.

The trails at Limberlost Forest provide access to innumerable special natural features as well as tours around a number of the larger lakes and include woodland trails and extensive woodland roads, rated as to the grade and quality to cater to evening strollers as well as those seeking more strenuous exercise. More than two-thirds of the trails on the Limberlost Reserve are groomed and qualify as high quality trails, as opposed to rugged hiking paths. As such, they are suitable for joggers as well as individuals who prefer to enjoy nature at their leisure. Furthermore, large sections of the trails have been widened to enable hikers to walk abreast of each other and engage in conversations undistracted by concerns about stumbling and hurting themselves.


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

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Length: over 70 km of trails
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing, Mountain biking, Geocaching, and Winter (Fat) Biking
Accessibility Notes: None
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None


Find it: Access to the Limberlost Forest is available at the main gate located 3 km off of Muskoka Road 8 in Lake of Bays. Just past the gates to Limberlost you’ll find a self serve kiosk on your left-hand side.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 45.3991960
Longitude: -79.0075290