Whether you are an ardent hiker, a nature lover, or just out for a family stroll, you’ll find a hiking trail at Silent Lake that suits you. Each of the three trails has the same underlying qualities – the tranquility and solitude of the natural environment. Each one will expand your wilderness experience at Silent Lake and introduce you to the ecology and history of the park area.

Lakehead Loop Trail – 1.5 km, 30 minutes round trip, easy
This short trail is designed for those who wish to stretch their legs by taking a leisurely walk in natural and peaceful surroundings. It follows the lakeshore through a low lying area of cedar and Black Ash. The trail then makes its way to higher ground through strands of hemlock, Sugar Maple and Red Oak.

Bonnie’s Pond Trail – 3km, 1.25 hours round trip, easy
This trail is perfect for the nature lover or explorer. It winds through mature beech trees, and passes a large beaver pond, pine and hemlock forests to a breathtaking lookout.

Lakeshore Hiking Trail – 15 km, 6 hours round trip, moderate to difficult
This is a wilderness trail designed for the more experienced hiker. It is rugged, challenging and very rewarding. A supply of water is highly recommended. Sharing the same beginning segment of the Lakehead Loop trail, the Lakeshore Trail roughly follows the undeveloped shoreline of Silent Lake. Along the way you will pass through beaver meadows, hardwood forests, and cedar-black ash swamps. The spectacular lookout points will be the highlight of your hike.

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Length: 3 trails ranging from 1.5 km to 15 km.
Difficulty: Difficult (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing, Mountain biking, and Winter (Fat) Biking
Accessibility Notes: Not accessible
Fees: Park entrance fee

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: washrooms, picnic areas

Attractions: Lookouts, provincial park, swimming

Phone: 613-339-2807

Find it: 1589 Silent Lake Park Road Bancroft, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.9230600
Longitude: -78.0712100