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Tom Thomson Trail

Hiking Trail

Location South River
Ownership Crown Land
Management Forgotten Trails Association
Length 2 km / 1.2 mi
Difficulty moderate
Activities hiking
Amenities n/a
Surface backcountry, mixed forested, sand, loose gravel, rock, compacted soil

This trail is currently under construction

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

  • upper section of the trail is a single track with a grade that exceeds 50% incline
  • there is a sharp drop at the lookout summit
  • the trail bed is slippery in wet conditions
  • Forgotten Trails is working on it, but it is not maintained or signed at the moment, so use of the trail is at the individuals own risk
  • 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


This portage, managed by Forgotten Trails, which terminates at Mary-Jane Lake, is still being “re-discovered”. Basic orienteering skills and staunch determination are prerequisites for those hardy souls willing to walk in Tom Thomsons` footsteps.

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