GTA- Wasaga Beach Section

GTA – Wasaga Beach Section

The trail begins at a boulder opposite the town hall in Port Hope, located on the north shore of Lake Ontario. The trail passes through a variety of scenery from Lake Ontario, north through the Ganaraska Forest on the sand hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine and past the lakes and drumlin fields of the Kawarthas to the rugged wilderness of the Canadian Shield. The unique Wilderness section of the Trail is on the Pre-Cambrian shield and connects the southern and northern parts of the Trail. The Trail then continues west through the rolling hills of Simcoe where it meets the Bruce Trail at McKinney’s Hill, Glen Huron. A cairn marks the end of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail. The Trail continues from the Niagara Escarpment to a terminus at Wasaga Beach. A second branch of the Trail runs from north of Horseshoe Valley to Highway 32 near Port McNicol on Georgian Bay.

GTA - Mad River Secton

Mad River Section


Trail access points:

  •  Western Terminus:  River Rd E, just south of Archer Rd, Wasaga Beach;  44.565172 & 79.974547
  •  Easter Terminus:  at cairn, opposite Port Hope Town Hall; 43.948562 & 78.292564

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Length: 500 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural, Paved, and Stone Dust
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None reported

Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association P. O. Box 636 Wasaga Beach, Ontario L9Z 1A5

Find it: Western Terminus: River Rd E, just south of Archer Rd, Wasaga Beach; Easter Terminus: at cairn, opposite Port Hope Town Hall

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.5651720
Longitude: -79.9945470