Stony Swamp Trails – National Capital Greenbelt is the largest forested area of the National Capital Greenbelt.
It offers the greatest diversity of trails and activities, including interpretive exhibits on geology and natural history; wetland boardwalks; a winter bird-feeding station; historic sites such as the Lime Kiln; and portions of the Rideau and Trans Canada trails.

Stony Swamp has 40.9 kilometres of hiking trails which connect to the Trans Canada Trail and the Rideau Trail. The following trails have boardwalks :

– Jack Pine Trail
– Beaver and Chipmunk Trails
– Sarsaparilla Trail
– Old Quarry Trail

Stony Swamp trails pass through woodlands, an old quarry with unusual geology, beaver ponds, beaver dams and an old lime kiln.

GPS Coordinates

Trail 20  Parking lot 3,  3.2 km,   On leash dog walking from April 15 to Nov 30th.

Trail 23  Parking lot 5,  5.7 km.  On leash dog walking from April 15 to Nov 30th.

Sarsaparilla trail:  Trail #22  Parking lot 7  .9 km No dogs allowed year round,  4110 Old Richmond Rd, Ottawa
45.302694 -75.831905

Old Quarry trail: Trail #21 Parking lot 5  3.1 & 4.5 km  No dogs allowed year round, Eagleson Rd, Ottawa
45.301765 -75.874372

Trail 24:   Parking lot 6,  5.1 km,  on leash dog walking from April 14 to Nov 30,  4977 Old Richmond Road, Ottawa
45.294722 -75.835447

Trail 25/Lime Kiln Trail ,  Parking lot 10, 2.1 & 3.9 km, On leash dog walking from April 15 to Nov 30,  Moodie Dr, Ottawa
45.287034 -75.813762

Jack Pine trail: Trail #26, Parking lot 9,  3.1 & 3.8 km, No dogs year round on Jack Pine & on leash dog walking from April 15 to Nov 30 on the 3.8 km trail,  Moodie Dr, Ottawa
45.293219 -75.815883

Beaver/Chipmunk trail:  Trail #28, Parking lot 8, 1.2/.7 km, No dogs allowed year round,   Moodie Dr, Ottawa
45.29984 -75.821141

Trail 27:   Parking lot 13, 5.3 km, On leash dog walking from April 15 to Nov 30,  50 Cassidy Road, Ottawa
45.32486 -75.80972

Trail 29:    Parking lot 12, 3.4 km, On leash dog walking from April 15 to Nov 30  Cedarview Rd, Ottawa
45.323861 -75.803851

Link to NCC map and brochure:   https://ncc-website-2.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/national-capital-greenbelt-all-seasons-trail-map.pdf?mtime=20200729102617&focal=none

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Stony Swamp Trails – National Capital Greenbelt characteristics

Length: 24.7 km of trails
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: Sarsaparilla trail is wheelchair accessible
Fees: none

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.



Amenities: some trails have picnic tables, some have toilets

Attractions: Jack Pine trail has interpretive signage; Some trails have boardwalks

Contact:
National Capital Commission 613-239-5000



GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 45.3026940
Longitude: -75.8319050