Drynan Regional Forest

There is a well developed trail system throughout the forest tract. Drynan Tract is characterized by a rugged topography with low-lying marshy areas contained within ridges of glacial till. The upland forest type consists primarily of red oak and maple
dominated hardwoods, however there are also areas of conifer and walnut plantations. Prescribed burning has been used in part of the forest in the past to encourage oak regeneration.

The Carolinian forest type found at Drynan provides habitat for several significant plant and
animal species including Beaked Hazelnut, Squawroot, Ribbon Snake and Blue-spotted
Salamanders. Significant water storage and recharge functions are performed within the Hungry
Hills ESPA.

Link to trail map:  (scroll to the bottom of document) https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/exploring-the-region/resources/Documents/Drynan-Regional-Forest-access.pdf

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

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Drynan Regional Forest characteristics

Length: various lengths of trails
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking and Mountain biking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: none

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: none

Attractions: none

Region of Waterloo 519-575-4400

Find it: 1292 Dumfries Rd, North Dumfries, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.3080047
Longitude: -80.3940216