Muskoka Hiking Trails
Muskoka – An Area Rich in Hiking Trails for Outdoor Exploration
Ontario is rich in hiking trails deep in the heart of Muskoka where you can get off the beaten track and be in the woods within minutes. The trail system within the cottage country of Muskoka continues to grow every year with some major initiatives such as the Central Muskoka Trails under construction that will eventually link Kashe Lake to the Seguin Trail.
Some of the trails you find in our guide are part of town systems and some are old rail beds that have been converted for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, cross country skiers, snowshoeing, and in some cases snowmobiles. Other trails are quite minimal but lead right through the back country of Muskoka and beyond. Or you might only be in the mood for a short walk to take advantage of a view of a nearby lake.
Hiking is a fantastic exercise activity for young and old. Depending on the challenge of the hiking trails and your individual effort, it can be as physically demanding a form of exercise as running. Or it can be more sedate and peaceful. Either way there is something special that you will come to know about the Muskoka region of Ontario by having your feet on the ground, walking under the forest canopy, or across ancient rock cliffs.
Be sure to take a camera, a good backpack for either day hikes or over night trips and where comfortable footwear. It’s a good idea to have bear bell attached to you some how – particularly when hiking deeper into the woods as black bears do live in these parts. Also be sure to let someone know what your plans and itinerary were in case you don’t return on time. Cell phones don’t work well in a lot of the hiking trails that go into the backcountry.
Whatever your preference, the sheer number of hiking trails available allow you to experience cottage country to whatever level of intensity you prefer in summer or winter. We are constantly looking for other good trails to add to our trail guide but use this as a great starting point for information about which hiking trails to consider for your next outdoor recreation adventure.
Our trail guide lets you know what type of uses it is good for, the length and difficulty level and a bit of a description of what to expect on each trail. Just click on any one of the trail names to get more specific details.
Guide to Muskoka Area Hiking Trails
Arrowhead Provincial Park
- Bracebridge Bay Trail
- Bracebridge Resource Management Trails
- Covered Bridge Trail
- South Monck Trail
- Wilson Fall’s Trail
- Brydon’s Bay Trail
- Buckwallow Cycling Centre
- Hahne Farm Trail
- Kashe Barrens Trail
- Muskoka KOA Trails
- Old Stone Road Trail
Lake of Bays
Massasauga Provincial Park
- Bass Lake Provincial Park Trail
- Buttermilk Fall’s Trail
- Collingwood Trails
- Cooper’s Falls Trail
- Copeland Forest Management Area Trails
- Devil’s Gap Trail
- Gibson Lake Trail
- Gibson River Wilderness Trail
- Hardy Lake Provincial Park Trail
- Horseshoe Resort Nordic Trails
- Kerr Park Trails
- Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre Trails
- Lookout Tower Nature Trail
- Nordic Inn Trails
- Peterson Wetland Trail
- Pine Ridge Ski Club Trail
- Ragged Falls Oxtongue River Trail
- Raymond Trail
- Simcoe County Trails
- Skeleton Lake Fish Hatchery Trail
- Torrance Barrens Trail
- Trans Canada
- Western Uplands Backpacking Trail
A Year Round Recreation Paradise
Remember that once the snow flies, many of these hiking trails become snowshoeing and cross country ski trails. The fun doesn’t end just because summer has gone. The magic of Muskoka is year round so come enjoy it. Visit us again at Experience-Muskoka as you start to plan your next trip or vacation.
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