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Snowshoeing opportunities are available in the Northumberland County Forest, although there are no dedicated snowshoe trails. The best places to snowshoe are on the Woodland Trail and the Oak Ridges Trail. Snowshoeing is not allowed on the Beagle Club Road Cross-country Ski Trails. The Single Track Trails east of Beagle Club Rd are also options for snowshoeing but are more difficult.




Click here to download the Woodland Trails Map


Woodland Trails


The Woodland Trails parking and trailhead is located on the east side of County Road 45 across from Woodland Rd. The Woodland Purple Finch, Black Oak and Sweet Fern loops share some common trail and are 3, 7.5 and 9 kilometers long, respectively. Users can choose to go right or left at the first split and will find signage for the loops in either direction.  There's a scenic hike to Lookout Mountain not to be missed. 

For the full Woodland Trails brochure, please click here. 




Click here to download the Woodland Trails Brochure



 Carstairs Universal Trail

The Carstairs Universal Trail is 3.2 km overall, with 4 possible loops - the smallest being 750m and the longest being 2.2 km.  The grades are gentle and the tread is over 2 m wide.   There are over 40 interpretive signs that describe rare trees in Ontario.  


 Click here to view the Blue Single-Track Trail Map


The Single Track Trails

The Single Track Trails 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 be used by advanced snowshoers only. 



Oak Ridges Trail

To hike the full length through the Forest, park at Bowmanton and Bates Road (~17 km). For a hike half the distance, park at Morris Road and County Road 45 and head west or east (~8.5 km either way)

 Click here to view the west - Oak Ridge Hiking Trail Map

 Click here to view the Central - Oak Ridges Hiking Trail Map






















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