Best Winter Hiking Trails Near Toronto

Best Winter Hiking Trails Near Toronto

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean we should remain indoors all winter, especially since there are so many beautiful winter hiking trails in and around Toronto to explore! Whether you’re looking for a long, challenging hike that will get your heart pumping or just want to get out for some fresh air and great views, the GTA has it all.

Here are the best winter hiking trails near Toronto

High Park

High Park is Toronto’s largest public park featuring many different nature trails! But even if you’re just looking to get some fresh air and don’t particularly want to hike it out, you can walk amongst the recreational paths instead.

Rouge Park Marsh Trail

The Rouge Marsh Trail is a short and easy hike, offering stunning views of the largest remaining wetland in the city of Toronto! It’s a great winter hike for those who enjoy nature but don’t want to be hiking for endless hours.

Mast Trail

This 200-year-old trail was a former logging route where pine trees were cut and floated down the river eventually to Europe! Who doesn’t love some history within their hikes? This hike is said to be of moderate difficulty, so if you love a little cardio challenge mixed in with nature – this trail is worth the hike!

West Humber Recreational Trail

This popular trail near Toronto runs for about 19 kilometres long, lasting around 3-4 hours to complete. It’s considered to be an easy route, so tons of people love to walk, run, ride bikes, and walk their dogs on this trail that follows the river.

Martin Goodman Waterfront Trail

Bundle up and head over to the Martin Goodman Waterfront Trail! Just as it implies in the name, this trail runs along the water, so be sure to bundle up. It’s a popular walk so you’re sure to spot some other hikers and bikers along the way.

Moore Park Ravine

The Moore Park Ravine Loop in the midtown Toronto area is one of the most beautiful trails in Toronto. Plus, it’s super accessible to get to. It includes plenty of trails with amazing scenery, all relatively easy to hike.

Tiffany Falls

Although not in Toronto, drive just over an hour to visit Tiffany Falls for a short and easy hike, ending with a stunning waterfall. In the winter the waterfall freezes and it’s a beautiful site to see!

Don Valley Trails

Every Toronto local has walked this trail at one point or another. The Done River Valley Park is a trail lasting 11 kilometres long featuring a variety of environments to hike through, including narrow ravines and riverside views.

Glen Stewart Ravine

If you’re looking for somewhere beautiful to escape the city for a little while, head over to the Glen Stewart Ravine. The ravine features an elevated boardwalk through a nature hike with incredible views and a stream flowing throughout. The hike is just over 1km, so it’s perfect if you don’t have a ton of time!

Bruce Trail

Travel a little outside of Toronto to experience Canada’s longest trail, the Bruce Trail! The trail is 1,300km long, but of course, you can simply hike as long as you please. The trail mostly follows the edge of the Niagara Escarpment and is full of all kinds of nature and views.

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