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Moose Mountain Trail

Hiking Trail Snowshoe Trail

Location Forestry Road, South River
Trailhead UTM 637385 mE x 5089282 mN
Ownership Crown Land
Management Forgotten Trails Association
Length 2 km / 1.2 mile loop
Difficulty moderate to difficult
Activities hiking, snowshoeing
Amenities lookout
Surface backcountry, mixed forest, sand, loose gravel, rock, compacted soil

Rules for Use

  • do not throw garbage into the forest or along the trails
  • for the health of the wildlife and your own safety, please do not feed the wild animals
  • please respect ‘No Trespassing’ signs on adjacent private property and follow the trails as marked
  • the hunting of moose, deer, and bear is popular in this area during the fall, so for your own protection, when using trails during the hunting season, consider it essential to wear bright clothing

Safety Considerations

  • relatively intense climb to 2 outlooks – approx 45° degree incline
  • slippery trail bed in wet conditions
  • all of the Forgotten Trails include sections of uneven tread composed of sand, loose gravel, and rock
  • a few routes feature rustic corduroy paths constructed from windfall to help bridge muddy areas
  • while the Forgotten Trails are routinely inspected, trail users should be prepared to ford over a new washout or clamber over a recently downed tree
  • trailhead may not be visible as signage is intermittent and may have been removed in some places


  • twice a year


This beautiful trail, managed by Forgotten Trails, a volunteer trail group based out of South River, offers a spectacular view from the top of what is locally known as Moose Mountain. While this isn’t really a ‘mountain’ in the true sense of the word, hikers should be prepared for a moderate climb. Once at the top, visitors will be greeted with a beautiful view of Loxton Lake.


From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head southeast on HWY 11 for about 57 km (35.4 mi) to the Village of South River. Turn left at Ottawa Street. Continue onto Chemical Road for approximately 16.3 km (10.1 mi). Turn left onto Forestry Road. The trail is located on the left hand side of the road roughly 2.2 km (1.4 mi) ahead though signage may not be visible.


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