The Arboretum is home to over 9 km of trails. These include pathways through natural forests, fields, plant collections and gardens. Running is allowed on all of our non-forested trails

Please leave our trails how you found them. We don’t allow any collecting of seeds, insects or other natural items without permission. We encourage dog walkers to utilize The Arboretum but dogs must always be on a leash and owners must stoop and scoop the poop!

 Ivey Trail: This 1.1-km “backbone” trail of The Arboretum starts at the Information Kiosk and ends at the J.C. Taylor Nature Centre. It provides access to most of The Arboretum’s other trail systems. Sponsored by the Richard Ivey Foundation in 1989, a main objective of this trail is to encourage walking visitors to move through the grounds without following Arboretum Road.

Trillium Trail: This 2.0-km loop passes through 10 plant collections and crosses many other Arboretum trails. It is the best trail for jogging and cross-country skiing. If you go northwest along this trail, it will take you to the Roy Hammond Rotary Tree Grove. This collection displays over 30 species and varieties of hardy native and exotic trees suitable for roadside planting in cities and suburbs.

Link to trail map:

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

Nearby towns and cities:


Length: 9 km
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Compacted soil/hard packed
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known
Fees: None Reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported

Amenities: None reported

University of Guelph Arboretum 519-824-4120

Find it: 34 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.5361800
Longitude: -80.2198360