Northumberland Forest – Oak Ridges Trail

Thinking of going for an outdoor walk? There are over 45 km of hiking trails in the Northumberland Forest (located approx. 15 km north of Cobourg/exit 474 from hwy 401) including the eastern connection of the Oak Ridges Hiking Trail!

Oak Ridges Trail:
To hike the full length through the Forest, park at Bowmanton and Bates Road (~17 km). For a hike half the distance, park at Morris Road and County Road 45 and head west or east (~8.5 km either way)

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Northumberland Forest – Oak Ridges Trail characteristics

Length: 17 km linear trail
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Mountain biking, Snowmobiling, Equestrian, and Winter (Fat) Biking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet.

Amenities: Washrooms

Attractions: None

Northumberland County Forest Tel: 905-372-3329

Find it: Bowmanton & Bates Road, Northumberland County

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.1064530
Longitude: -78.1305860