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Old Dog Trail

Hiking Trail

Location Mikisew Provincial Park, 301 Park Road South, west of South River
Trailhead UTM 615631 mE x 5074960 mN
Ownership Ministry of Natural Resources – Ontario Parks
Management Mikisew Provincial Park
Length 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Difficulty easy
Activities hiking
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


  • annually

Additional Information

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) 386-7762 (from May to Sept) or at (705) 729-2010 (from Oct to Apr).


The Old Dog Trail is a short hike through the lowland forest of Mikisew Provincial Park. Ash trees, red maple, and many wildflowers are abundant along the trail. The easy grade of this trail makes it suitable for people of all ages.


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.

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