Orono Crown Lands Trails

The Orono Crown Lands occupy 633 acres of the former Ontario Tree Nursery. Thirteen km of well marked and maintained nature trails meander through a varied habitat of mature evergreen and deciduous hardwood forests. Many trails are easy walking, with benches and a large picnic area west of the Ochonski Rd. entrance. Wilmot Creek, one of Ontario’s best cold-water creeks, runs through the property. A spawning run of rainbow trout occurs in mid-April with a salmon run in late August.

The lands that you see today contain abandoned nursery production beds, natural forested areas, portions of Wilmot and Orono Creeks, a decommissioned railway line, an abandoned canal, a road system and an extensive network of footpaths and trails.
The property is now a multi-use area with a variety of natural heritage values and public uses. The Crown Lands have significant natural heritage resources, particularly relating to aquatic resources, forest resources and landscape connectivity.

Activities include walking, hiking, bicycling, fishing, dog walking, as well as cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. There are no admission or parking fees.

Trails:  Off of Taunton Rd:  Purple Trail 1 km;  Red Loop 1.5 km; Orange Loop 2.3 km; Blue Loop 2.5 km; Green Trail 1.8 km;

Trails: Linton section off of Con 5: Linton Red Trail 1.9 km; Linton Orange Trail 2.2 km.

The Orono Crown Lands are managed by Orono Crown Lands Trust, P.O. Box 242, Orono, ON. L0B 1M0.

Link to trails map: Or copies are available at the 3 entrances.


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

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Orono Crown Lands Trails characteristics

Length: 7 trails totalling 13 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing, Mountain biking, and Equestrian
Accessibility Notes: Not accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: Picnic Tables

Attractions: Education Centre

Town of Clarington T. 905-623-3379 ext. 2252

Find it: 3258 Taunton Rd, Clarington, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.9849550
Longitude: -78.6460080