The Old Muskoka Trail follows along part of the original Muskoka Road. This part of the road was abandoned when other roads, which were easier to travel, were built in Machar Township. Gently rolling hills move from lowland, spruce-dominated conifer forest at either end of the trail to deciduous forest at the central highlands.
Trail conditions in recent years have deteriorated as a result of vehicular traffic using the trail in the wet season.
With limited volunteer capacity, the Forgotten Trail Association has not been able to maintain the trail to a standard that would be comfortable for all hikers.
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 wildlife
- 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
From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head south on HWY 11 for about 55 km to the Exit for Hwy 124 at South River. Turn right (west) at Ottawa Street and then right on Eagle Lake Road. Turn right again on Old Muskoka Road.