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Trails, or multi-use trails, are used by pedestrians, cyclists, in-line skaters and more. Some are part of the bikeway network, some are paved and some are not. Explore and find your new favourite respite from the city streets.
Bluffer’s Park – A beautiful natural area, the Bluffs were formed over thousands of years of glacial activity and erosion by the currents of Lake Ontario.
Colonel Samuel Smith Park – One of Toronto’s most popular birding destinations, this park features a network of paths and the city’s longest ice skating trail.
Crothers Woods – Crothers Woods is a unique and extensive forest habitat in the Don River Valley with approximately 10 kilometres of natural surface trails ideal for hiking or mountain biking.
In Crother Woods, you will find Cottonwood Flats. Its industrial heritage dates back to the early 1800s, but today trails and lookouts provide access to restored natural features including a songbird meadow and native trees, shrubs and wildflowers.
You will also find Sun Valley Trail. This 1.3 km granular surfaced trail in the heart of Crothers Woods encircles the old landfill site which is being restored to a thriving forest ecosystem. The trail is 2.5 m wide and classified as a multi-purpose beginner trail with one 100 m steep section.
Don Valley Brickworks Park – This former quarry has been transformed into a flagship restoration site and natural environment park featuring a wide variety of native plant, tree and wetland species.
East Point Park/Bird Flyway – One of Toronto’s premier birding destinations, this naturalized area features plants, such as red osier dogwood, blue wood aster/heart-leaved aster, goldenrod, evening primrose and big bluestem grass.
Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat – This butterfly habitat features native wildflowers, shrubs, trees, grasses, sedges, and physical features known to support butterflies throughout all life cycles.
Lower Don Trail – The Lower Don Trail is a vital 5 km section of multi-use trail for pedestrians and cyclists that runs along the Don River, from Pottery Road to Corktown Commons.
Milkman’s Lane – This gravel surface trail that has existed for more than 130 years is well-used by hikes, dogwalkers cyclists and joggers, and connects Rosedale to the Don Valley trail network and the Don Valley Brick Works. This is a 300 metre, 3 metre-wide gravel surface trail in Rosedale entering the Don Valley from South Drive near Craigleigh Gardens Park.
Spadina Quay Wetland – Located beside the Toronto Music Garden, this uniquely constructed wetland was designed to establish a natural pike spawning habitat.
The Parks of Small’s Creek – Trails wind through ravines created by Small’s Creek, which is still visible in four natural area parks that have been restored with native species. Parks include Merrill Bridge Road Park, Williamson Park Ravine and Newbold Ravine.
The west section of the Toronto trails system span the area from Humberwoods Park to Sunnybrook Park.
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The east section of the Toronto trails system span the area from Sunnybrook Park to Rouge Park.
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All multi-use pathway users have a responsibility to be considerate and respectful of all park/trail users. The following tips are provided to help ensure that all pathway users have an enjoyable and safe experience:
- Trails are multi-use and bi-directional unless otherwise posted. Cyclists must yield to pedestrians – slow down, communicate, and be prepared to stop. Give trail users going uphill the right of way.
- Faster trail users should pass on the left and keep to the right when on the trail.
- Only pass when it is safe to do so and the trail is wide enough.
- When riding a bike, let people know you are approaching by ringing your bell or giving a friendly greeting.
- Dogs should be kept on a leash in parks, except in designated off-leash areas.
- Pick up after your pet. Do not allow your dog to disturb wildlife or trample vegetation.
- To protect the pathways and parks, stay on the trail and don’t litter.
- According to the Parks By-law, trail users including cyclists and rollerbladers and skateboarders should not exceed the speed of 20km/h when travelling in a park.
- If the pathway is busy with pedestrians, consider walking instead of cycling, rollerblading or skateboarding. The trail will be signed to notify trail users that they must yield to pedestrians.
- Put garbage in bins. Do not damage, cut or remove any vegetation – alive or dead.
Symbols you will see on the trails
Carry Out What You Carry In
Stay on the Trails
Respect the Weather and Trail Conditions
Share the Trail
Control Your Pet