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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