Hiking & Walking Trails in Gravenhurst, Muskoka

From boardwalks to forest trails

Important Information

If you are looking for a spot for a relaxing stroll or a more challenging hike, Gravenhurst has it and more. Maybe pack a lunch and find a trail with water's edge picnic spot. Put in a bit more time and find that "instaworthy" scenic spot. Gravenhurst trails are listed below. For even more information about trails and parks, visit the Town of Gravenhurst.

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  • Brydon’s Bay Trail – 2.3 km – Easy Loop

    Brydon’s Bay Trail – 2.3 km – Easy Loop

      This trail wanders through majestic red and white pine and quiet thickets on the peninsula at the narrows of Lake Muskoka. Close enough to the lake to hear the gulls, but secluded enough to observe the many woodland creatures.

    • Chamberlain Trail- 3 km – Easy Loop

      Chamberlain Trail- 3 km – Easy Loop

        (The trail can also be accessed by Brydon’s Bay Rd) This trail travels through a mixture of hardwood forest, open meadow, and picturesque neighborhoods; from peaceful forests and craggy rock cuts to well-manicured lawns and flowerbeds.

      • Devil’s Gap Trail – 6 km – Intermediate Linear

        Devil’s Gap Trail – 6 km – Intermediate Linear

          (The trail can also be accessed from Clear Lake in Torrance) An original colonization route between Gravenhurst and Torrance, and snowmobile trail in the winter. Great photo opportunities include beaver dams, an expanse of Canadian Shield, vast marshland and open meadows. A very popular trail with Geocachers!

        • Hahne Farm Trail – 2-5 km – Easy Linear (Or Loop Via Road)

          Hahne Farm Trail – 2-5 km – Easy Linear (Or Loop Via Road)

            (This trail can also be accessed from Woodman’s Chart & Pineridge Gate behind the water tower) The trail skirts along Highway 11 and features a stunning granite ridge view that overlooks an environmentally significant wetland and also traverses a mix of hard and softwood forest. Greet visitors next to the Inukshuk at the south end of town!

          • Kahshe Barrens Trail – 2-4 km – Intermediate 2 Loops

            Kahshe Barrens Trail – 2-4 km – Intermediate 2 Loops

              Consisting of two loops, this trail travels through majestic oaks and evergreens, over granite hills and offers a fantastic view of the beaver pond at Lookout Park. Access from the Muskoka Tourism parking lot.

            • Leo Heritage Trail – 1.2 km – Easy Linear

              Leo Heritage Trail – 1.2 km – Easy Linear

                Following the former rail line to Lake Muskoka, the trail travels between the uptown dog park and the baseball diamond, splash pad, playing field and special events at Muskoka Wharf.

              • Old Stone Road Trail – 6 km – Intermediate Linear (Or Loop Via Road)

                Old Stone Road Trail – 6 km – Intermediate Linear (Or Loop Via Road)

                  (This trail can also be accessed from Southwood Rd) An original colonization road, this historical route was once an alternate route between Bala & Gravenhurst. Paths of stone mark the trail & huge boulders known as glacial erratics evidence the tremendous powers f the glaciers.

                • Peninsula Trail – 2 km – Easy Loop

                  Peninsula Trail – 2 km – Easy Loop

                    A picturesque mulch-based pathway around the peninsula in Muskoka Bay, with breathtaking views of Lake Muskoka and Muskoka Wharf. Gazebos are located along the way to relax and enjoy the scenery.

                  • Trans Canada Trail – 2 km – Novice Loop

                    Trans Canada Trail – 2 km – Novice Loop

                      Gravenhurst’s 32 km portion of The Trans Canada Trail travels fro Cooper’s Falls Rd. in the south, at the boundary to Ramara Township, to Muskoka Beach Rd. in the north, at the boundary to the Town of Bracebridge. Several Kilometers of the trail are located in wilderness areas traveling through Conservation Reserves and Crown Land and used as a snowmobile trail in the winter months.

                    • Trans-Canada Trail – Cooper’s Falls Section – 8 km – Challenging Linear

                      Trans-Canada Trail – Cooper’s Falls Section – 8 km – Challenging Linear

                        (The trail can also be accessed from Cooper’s Falls Road) This challenging and rugged 8 km hike was designed with nature lovers in mind, as it winds its way past beaver ponds, deer habitat and bird nesting areas. The Cooper’s Falls section is just a portion of Gravenhurst’s contribution to t\The Trans Canada Trail system.

                      • Trans-Canada Trail – Urban Section – 16 km – Easy Linear (Or Loop By Road)

                        Trans-Canada Trail – Urban Section – 16 km – Easy Linear (Or Loop By Road)

                          Following roads, sidewalks and pre-existing trails, it winds its way through the urban core, past parks, beaches and retail stores, restaurants and historic buildings. After leaving the downtown area, the trail follows a scenic route along Muskoka Beach Rd.

                        • The Torrance Barrens – Dark Sky Preserve & Hiking Trails – 9 km – 4 hours – Easy

                          The Torrance Barrens – Dark Sky Preserve & Hiking Trails – 9 km – 4 hours – Easy

                            To access Torrance Barrens, take Hwy 169 from Gravenhurst north to Torrance and turn south onto Clear Lake Road. Alternate road access from Torrance south on Southwood Road (Muskoka Road 13) and travel 7 kilometers to the Torrance Barrens sign.