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Dam Trail

Hiking Trail Snowshoe Trail

Location 4195 HWY 520, Magnetawan
Trailhead UTM 605821 mE x 5057798 mN
Ownership Crown Land
Management Town of Magnetawan
Length 1.2 km / 0.75 mile loop
Difficulty easy
Activities hiking, snowshoeing
Amenities parking, washrooms (at the park), lookout, rest area, interpretive signage
Surface compacted soil
User Fee a park-entry fee is charged to access the trails within the park

Rules for Use

  • do not litter
  • pets must be leashed at all times
  • the trail running along either side of the falls is for hiking only

Safety Considerations

  • stay on the trail at all times


  • whenever needed


The Dam Trail begins with a small footpath that crosses the provincial lift locks over the Magnetawan River leading to a small island chain that stretches across the water. The trail is a network of footpaths on the first and largest of the islands and provides a short and easy walk through a mixed upland hardwood and conifer bush. Interpretive signs can be found beside the trail in several locations detailing some of the local history and ecological features of the area.


From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head southeast on HWY 11 for 68 km (42.3 mi). Turn right at HWY 124, and travel for 20 km (12.4 mi). Turn left at HWY 510, and left again at HWY 520. Turn left to stay on HWY 520, and the Dam will be on the right.


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