The Land Trust’s conservation goals for the Dahl Forest are to protect and maintain biodiversity; protect habitat and potential habitat of Species at Risk as well as locally or regionally rare species; promote water quality and riparian habitat through the protection of shorelines and wetlands; promote succession from plantations to forests; monitor and promote forest health; promote ecology and conservation education; and provide non-motorized recreational opportunities. The Dahl Forest property will remain as a natural conservation reserve, with access by permission of the Land Trust only. Access will be restricted to non-motorized recreational activities such as hiking, skiing and birding.

The public is encourage to visit Dahl Forest for quiet day sports – hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and birding. There are no motor vehicles or all-terrain vehicles permitted on the property. Fires and overnight camping are also prohibited.

The Dahl Forest is located at 1307 Geeza Rd, off of Gelert Rd/County Rd 1 just 5 km south of Gelert. It is 20-25 minutes South of Haliburton or 15-20 minutes East of Minden.

Link to trail map:

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Dahl Forest characteristics

Length: 7 trails totalling apparox 5 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet.

Amenities: None

Attractions: None

Haliburton Highlands Land Trust

Find it: 1307 Geeza Road, Minden Hills, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.8515590
Longitude: -78.6164940