Pinhey Forest is a small, but diverse forest area. The oldest plantations in the
Greenbelt were planted in the 1950s as a conservation project by the Ottawa
Board of Trade, on land donated by the Pinhey family. There are ski, hiking and
exercise trails in the area.

Southern Farm and Pinhey Forest has 6.4 kilometres of trails that pass through mixed, red maple and mature coniferous forests.

Year-round accessibility for all hiking levels

If you’re looking for a shaded trek to escape the mid-afternoon sun or an easy exploration with families, this loop trail makes the perfect meandering walk in the woods.

Trail 31: Parking lot 14,  3.6 km loop , On leash dog walking April 15 to Nov 30,  Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa 45.327478  -75.745862

Trail 32: Parking lot 15, 2.8 km loop,  On leash dog walking April 15 to Nov 30  79 Slack Road, Ottawa   45.322514  -75.727515

Link to NCC trail maps and brochure:

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Pinhey Forest Trails – National Capital Greenbelt characteristics

Length: Trail 31 is a 3.6 km loop; Trail 32 is a 2.8 km loop
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking and Cross-country skiing
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: none

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: none

Attractions: none

National Capital Commission 613-239-5000

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 45.3274780
Longitude: -75.7458620