Loxton Beaver Trail

South River


A trail in the Forgotten Trails Association network.

Originally built and maintained for winter use as a ski trail, the trail is now opened for the summer as a hiking trail. The majority of this trail is moderately difficult, there are areas that features challenging climbs and descents. The trail meanders through a mixed coniferous and deciduous forest. This route will take hikers past Loxton Lake and Beaver Lake, both of which are visible from the trail, and through various terrain including bogs, fens, and marshlands. At one point, the path emerges at the Loxton Dam, which is a soothing spot to take a break, and dangle hot, tired feet in cool water before continuing on your hike.

Trailhead UTM 637811 mE x 5087167 mN
Ownership Crown Land
Management Forgotten Trails Association
Length 8.5 km loop
Activities Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Difficulty Moderate to Hard
Level of Development Minimally Developed
Surface Compacted Soil, Mixed Gravel

Rules for Use

  • do not throw garbage into the forest or along the trails
  • please respect ‘No Trespassing’ signs on adjacent private property and follow the trails as marked


From the Village of South River turn east at Ottawa St. and continue onto Chemical Road for approximately 17.9 km (11.1 mi). The trail is located on the left side of the road, though signage may not be visible.

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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.