Callander Trans Canada Trail

Callander

Discovery Routes

Description

Callander’s section of the Trans Canada Trail is truly a wilderness experience characteristic of Northern Ontario’s rugged landscapes. The hiking trail was built in the early 2000’s through a large section of crown land following, as much as possible, an active snowmobile trail managed by the South Shore/ Restoule Snowmobile Club. Over time, with no ongoing summer stewardship, the trail has fallen into disrepair. Motorized activity in the summer months and an active beaver population in the adjacent wetlands have caused drainage issues and resulted in sections of the trail to be flooded during the wet season.

The best time to visit the trail on foot is during the winter months when the wet areas are frozen. Access at the south end of Pinecreek Road is popular for short hikes since there are a number of route options and trail conditions have been improved by hunt camp owners frequenting the trail in the fall and early winter.

Ownership Municipality of Callander/ Crown Land
Management South Shore/ Restoule Snowmobile Club
Length 9.8 km
Activities Cross-Country Skiing, Fat Biking, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing
Amenities Backcountry, Parking
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Level of Development Minimally Developed
Surface Natural, Various Terrain
Seasons All Season

Rules for Use

  • Respect Private Property
  • Hunters may be present during the season

Directions

Pinecreek South entrance: From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, take HWY 11 southeast for 14.7 km (9.1 mi). Take the Lake Nosbonsing/HWY 654 exit. Turn right at Lake Nosbonsing Road/HWY 654. Turn left at Pinecreek Road South.

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.