Hiking Trails – Free to use – Open to the public – 9am – 5pm
Hiking is our specialty. Master Trail Guide.
The trails at the Limberlost Forest provide access to innumerable special natural features as well as tours around a number of the larger lakes. Guests are encouraged to familiarize themselves with trail guide and safety information before embarking on their day tour.
Access of the Limberlost Forest is available at the main gate located 3 km off of Muskoka Road 8 in Lake of Bays. Limberlost does not permit the recreational use of snowmobiles, ATVs, UTVs, or any gas powered motor boats, however, bicycles, paddles, hiking boots, and snowshoes are welcome and encouraged
- Just past the gates to Limberlost you’ll find a self serve kiosk on your left-hand side
- Park your car in the designated parking lot
- In the kiosk you’ll find
- a guest parking pass to display in your car
- a visitor pass to bring with you on your hike
- Read and sign the Release of Liability Waiver.
- To protect hikers and wildlife on the woodland roads, vehicles are required to be left at one of a number of designated parking areas. Each of these are a short walk to the start of a major hiking trail. Be sure to have a copy of the Master Trail Guide.
- Feel free to stop by our office on the right hand side past the self-serve kiosk for trail information, conditions, and suggestions
Limberlost is famous for its varied hiking trails. Their development began more than 80 years ago.
In total, Limberlost offers more than 70 km of woodland trails and extensive woodland roads, rated as to the grade and quality to cater to evening strollers as well as those seeking more strenuous exercise.
More than two-thirds of the trails on the Limberlost Reserve are groomed and qualify as high quality trails, as opposed to rugged hiking paths. As such, they are suitable for joggers as well as individuals who prefer to enjoy nature at their leisure.
Furthermore, large sections of the trails have been widened to enable hikers to walk abreast of each other and engage in conversations undistracted by concerns about stumbling and hurting themselves.
We are grateful to neighbouring cottagers who volunteered their time to work on the trails, as well as to those who contributed historical information for inclusion in our Limberlost Master Guide. This information should help visitors spend many safe and stimulating days enjoying and learning about nature. The Limberlost Master Guide contains background information on popular natural features and selected wildlife habitats on the Limberlost property. Proceeds from the sale of the Limberlost Master Guide go directly to Trails Youth Initiatives, who have a Northern Campus at the Limberlost Forest.