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Old Muskoka Trail

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Location Old Muskoka Road off Eagle Lake Road, South River
Ownership Municipal Road Allowance
Management Forgotten Trails Association
Length 2.0 km
Difficulty easy
Activities hiking,biking, horseback riding, snowshoe, cross country ski
Amenities store, washrooms, gas, public beach, park, parking, lookout
Surface 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 wildlife
  • 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

  • all of the Forgotten Trails include sections of uneven tread composed of sand, loose gravel, and rock
  • 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
  • use at your own risk
  • please respect wildlife and all other trail users

Maintenance

  • as volunteers are able

Description

The Old Muskoka Trail follows along part of the original Muskoka Road. This part of the road was abandoned when other roads, which were easier to travel, were built in Machar Township. Gently rolling hills move from lowland, spruce-dominated conifer forest at either end of the trail to deciduous forest at the central highlands. Hikers should allow 30 minutes to 1 hour for a one-way trip.

Directions

From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head south on HWY 11 for about 55 km to the Exit for Hwy 124 at South River. Turn right (west) at Ottawa Street and then right on Eagle Lake Road. Turn right again on Old Muskoka Road.

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