Black Forest Trail

North Bay

Photo: Discovery Routes


Open May through October, the trail loops through a towering red and white pine forest stand. A series of interpretive signs along the way give information about the forest’s history, tree stands and wildlife found in the park. The trail offers a perfect outing for educational groups, as well as individuals.

Trailhead UTM 663361 mE x 5128309 mN
Ownership City of North Bay
Management City of North Bay
Length 1 - 1.5 km
Activities Hiking
Amenities Parking
Difficulty Easy
Level of Development Developed
Surface Bark Sections
Seasons Summer

Rules for Use

  • park is open from 8:00am until dusk daily – overnight parking is prohibited
  • be mindful of other users
  • use designated trails only
  • do not disturb wildlife
  • pets must remain leashed at all times and remember to clean up after them
  • collection of any plant, animal, rock, or any other natural item is prohibited
  • please do not litter – this is your trail!
  • beware of natural hazards


From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head northeast on HWY 11/17 and turn right onto HWY 11/Algonquin Avenue. The parking lot is approximately 9.5 km up HWY 11.

For More Information

City of North Bay
Arts, Culture, Recreation & Leisure Services
705-474-0626 ext 2329 or 2335

Black Forest Trail

The vast network of trails we celebrate exist on the traditional lands and waterways of the Anishinaabe people within the territory protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850 and Williams Treaties of 1923.