trail through forest

There are over 45 km of hiking trails in the Northumberland County Forest including the eastern connection of the Oak Ridges Hiking Trail. The trails explore the rolling terrain and visit areas of forest, wetland, sand barren, woodland, savannah and tallgrass prairie.

Beagle Club Trails

180 Beagle Club Road, Harwood

The Beagle Club Trails range from 1 km to 14 km. The Heritage Trail at the Beagle Club Trailhead is a 1 km long accessible trail.

Winter use: Please note from December 1 to March 31, the Beagle Club Trails are open for skiing only.  Hiking trails including Carstairs, Woodland and Oak Ridges remain open to non-skiers in the winter.

View the Beagle Club Trail Brochure

Carstairs Universal Trail

1178 Bowmanton Road, Roseneath

The Carstairs Universal Trail is 3.2 km overall, with four possible loops – the smallest being 750 m and the longest being 2.2 km. The grades are gentle and the tread is over 2 m wide. There are also over 40 interpretive signs that describe rare trees in Ontario.

View the Carstairs Trails Brochure

Woodland Trails

7363 County Road 45, Roseneath

The Woodland Trails parking and trailhead is located on the east side of County Road 45, across from Woodland Road.

The Woodland Purple Finch (3 km), Black Oak (7.5 km) and Sweet Fern (9 km) loops share some common trail. Users can choose to go right or left at the first split and will find signage for the loops in either direction. Be sure to check out the scenic hike to Lookout Mountain.

The Woodland Porcupine trail is a 1 km long universal trail with a wide, smooth granular surface and gradual slopping grades. The trail features interpretive signs and resting benches along the route. 

View the Woodland Trails Brochure

Oak Ridges Trail

6653 County Road 45, Baltimore

Parking for the Oak Ridges Trail is located at Morris Road and County Road 45. From this trailhead, users can head west or east (approximately 8.5 km either way).

Information about the Oak Ridges Trail is available in the Woodland Trails Brochure.

Hiking clubs

Several hiking clubs are active in the area including: