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Black Forest Trails

Hiking Trail

Location Highway 11 North
Trailhead UTM 663361 mE x 5128309 mN
Ownership City of North Bay
Management City of North Bay
Length 1 km – 1.5 km / 0.62 mi – 0.93 mi
Difficulty easy
Activities hiking
Amenities parking, washrooms
Surface natural setting; bark sections
User Fee membership fees or day-use fees are due to the Ski Club for use of the trails in the winter months
Number of Portages 9
Access Points there are access points from well-developed gravel roads all along the River’s south shore, and at Trout Lake

Rules for Use

  • park is open from 8:00am until dusk daily – overnight parking is prohibited
  • be mindful of other users
  • use designated trails only
  • do not disturb wildlife
  • pets must remain leashed at all times and remember to clean up after them
  • collection of any plant, animal, rock, or any other natural item is prohibited
  • please do not litter – this is your trail!
  • beware or natural hazards


  • regularly throughout the season


Open May through October, the trail loops through a towering red and white pine forest stand. A series of interpretive signs along the way portray information about the forest’s history, tree stands and wildlife found in the park. The trail offers a perfect outing for educational groups, as well as individuals.


From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head northeast on HWY 11/17 and turn right onto HWY 11/Algonquin Avenue. The parking lot is approximately 9.5 km up HWY 11.

Voyageur Cycling Route

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