Pittock South Shore Trail - Woodstock

Pittock South Shore

Starting from the west at Tecumseh St. parking lot (across from the Millennium Trail System) the pitted path trail travels under the CPR Railway Bridge and Highway #59 respectively. Travelling east following the white blazed markers to Pittock Reservoir/Dam where spectacular views can be seen looking east. Travelling through the parking lot, a pitted path leads to the entrance of Roth Park. Here you may enjoy a picnic, fish, hike, bike or take your K9 companion to the controlled dog off leash area. The trail can also be accessed at this point with a parking area provided.  From here the main trail is paved path with secondary trails comprising of hard packed dirt. Both can provide a lovely view over the lake. These side trails (white blazed markers) travel through pine/ spruce plantations and go up and down some gentle inclines. These side trails link back to the main trail, which can be exited at Lansdowne parkette. At the parkette you will find a viewing platform, washrooms, and parking access. A single track trail continues east at this point and will arrive at Hwy #4. This section of trail is comprised of compacted dirt, and is less travelled, but provides amazing views of the east end of the lake.  

There is also a similar 5 K trail on the north shore of the reservoir but there is a fee to enter the park off of Pittock Park Rd.

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Length: 5km linear trail on south side. 5 km Husky Trail on north shore.
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Compacted soil/hard packed and Paved
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Cycling
Accessibility Notes: Wheelchair accessible
Fees: Park entrance fee for north shore trails. No fee for south shore

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: washrooms, viewing tower, picnic tables

Upper Thames River Conservation Authority 519-284-2931

Find it: Take Tecumseth St south from Highway 59 to a small parking lot on the east side of Tecumseth St.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.1562500
Longitude: -80.7560000