These beautiful Ontario hiking trails should be added to your bucket list for their beautiful views and natural features.
Strap on these hiking boots for new outdoor adventures and epic views in 2022. It’s time to start exploring the beauty of this province.
Price: $ 5 per person
Address: Stanley Lash Ln., Lyndhurst, ON
Why you need to go: This wilderness offers three loops of hiking trails of varying lengths, leading to panoramic views of Morton Bay. The infamous scenic lookout, Rock Dunder Lookout, can be accessed from the Rock Dunder Summit Trail, a 3.9 kilometer climb through forests, with cliff tops along the way.
Price: $ 12.25 + per person
Address: Killarney Provincial Park, 960 ON-637, Killarney, ON
Why you need to go: This challenging 4 mile hiking trail is one of 16 trails in Killarney Provincial Park and that’s all it’s meant to be. You’ll hike through woods and rocky landscapes, ascending through white mountain cliffs to a 360-degree view from the top of Killarney Ridge.
Temagami Fire Tower
Price: Free (donations welcome)
Address: 112, chemin Jack Guppy, Temagami, ON
Why you need to go: Just steps from the parking lot is this 100-foot-high tower atop Mount Caribou. Climb to the top for a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding woods and blue lakes. The tower is closed to climbing in the winter, but the trails and other viewing platforms are accessible year-round.
Price: $ 8.50 + per person
Address: Bruce Peninsula National Park, Cyprus Lake Road, Tobermory, ON
Why you must go: You’ll hike through lush forests before reaching stunning views of the rocks above a clear blue bay. The blue and teal colors of Georgian Bay will make you feel like you are in the Caribbean.
Price: $ 12.25 + per vehicle
Address: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, RR 1, Pass Lake, ON
Why you need to go: It’s a difficult 37 kilometer hike, but definitely worth the hike! It’s a hike worthy of a bucket list in the province. There are many trail options in Sleeping Giant National Park for day trips or overnight camping, varying in both length and level of difficulty. Take in the most breathtaking views of Lake Superior from the Thunder Bay Lookout and Top of The Giant Trail.
Point Pelee National Park
Price: $ 6.50 + per person
Address: 1118 Pointe-Pelée Drive, Leamington, ON
Why you need to go: You will be able to walk to the southernmost point in Canada and stand. Stroll along the marsh walks, climb the watchtowers and relax on the sandy beaches. The park is also a dark sky preserve, perfect for stargazing, and a migration point for birds and monarch butterflies.
Price: $ 10 per vehicle
Address: 237785, chemin Inglis Falls, Owen Sound, ON
Why you need to go: The view of Inglis Falls seems to come from deep in the rainforest, but it’s easily accessible from the parking lot. This 18-meter-high waterfall flows into a gorge and is quite a sight to see. There are over 7 kilometers of hiking trails in the area to continue your adventure.
Blueberry Mountain Trail
Address: 502 Hills of Peace Road, Lanark, ON
Why you must go: Located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, this lesser-known trail is 4.5 kilometers long and offers panoramic views of the dense forest valley. The trail is on private land so we are fortunate that the owners allow access to this beautiful trail. Locals consider it one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark County.
Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park
Price: $ 12.25 + per person
Address: Kakabeka Falls, ON
Why you need to go: This 40-meter-high waterfall is the second tallest in Ontario. There is a view of the falls, river and gorge promenade which is wheelchair accessible and less than a mile from the parking lot. This is a small, scenic hike, perfect for taking your friend who doesn’t like hiking.
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