Northumberland County Forest offers multiple locations for snowshoeing. The best places to snowshoe are on the Woodland Trails and the Oak Ridges Trail.

The Single Track Trails, located east of Beagle Club Road, are also available for snowshoeing but are more difficult. Please note the trails at Beagle Club Trailhead (west of Beagle Club Road) are open for cross-country skiing only from December 1 to March 31.

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.

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.

Single-track trails

The Single Track Trails, located east of Beagle Club Road, are narrow and windy with some steep hills. Snowshoers share this trail with hikers and adventurous mountain bikers. Because of the steep hills, this trail should only be used by advanced snowshoers.