Maple Canyon Trail
|Location||Mikisew Provincial Park, 301 Park Road South, west of South River|
|Trailhead UTM||615407 mE x 5075270 mN|
|Ownership||Ministry of Natural Resources – Ontario Parks|
|Management||Mikisew Provincial Park|
|Length||2.3 km / 1.4 mi|
|Amenities||paid parking, washrooms and picnic areas within park|
|Surface||backcountry, rock outcroppings|
|User Fee||a park-entry fee is charged to access the trails within the park|
Rules for Use
- motorized travel and bicycles are prohibited
- appropriate footwear is a necessity
- pets must be leashed at all times
- park entry permit is required for trail use
Ontario Provincial Parks are generally open from the May long weekend until Thanksgiving each year, though these dates may vary depending on the Park. For exact operating dates, please contact Ontario Parks at 1-888-ONT-PARK, or call the Mikisew Provincial Park directly at (705) 38-7762 (from May to Sept) or at (705) 729-2010 (from Oct to Apr).
This trail passes through a forest dominated by maple of varying species, as indicated by the trail’s name. This trail is highlighted by the rock outcrops and changing forest found throughout. There are two trailside rocky outcrops with excellent examples of quartz intrusion and rock tripe. By examining these amazing rocks, visitors can discovery Mikisew’s geological past.
From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head southeast on HWY 11 for about 57 km (35.4 mi). Turn right at Marie Street and right at Eagle Lake Road. Continue on Eagle Lake Road for 13 km (8.1 mi), and turn left at Park Road South. Take a left 1.5 km (0.93 mi) later towards the Provincial Park.