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One-a-Day Trail

Hiking Trail Biking Trail Skiing Snowshoe Trail Snowmobile Trail

Location Chemical Road, South River
Trailhead UTM 640591 mE x 5085879 mN
Ownership Crown Land
Management Forgotten Trails Association
Length 1.2 km / 0.75 mi
Difficulty easy
Activities hiking, mountain biking, backcountry cross-country skiing (trails are not groomed), snowshoeing
Amenities primitive toilets
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

  • 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


The One-a-Day Trail is a comfortable, short walking trail, which can also accommodate cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the wintertime. The trail terminates at the picturesque One-a-Day Lake, a perfect spot to dip your feet in and relax.


From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head southeast on HWY 11 for about 57 km (35.4 mi) until you reach the Village of South River. Turn left at Ottawa Street. Continue onto Chemical Road. Turn right after approximately 20 km (12.4 mi) just before the Park entrance. The trail is located about 1.3 km (0.81 mi) up the road, across from the lake on the right hand side, though signage may not be visible.


Voyageur Cycling Route

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