Collingwood Hiking Trails: 60 Kilometres of Outdoor Bliss!

Few places can match the natural beauty of Collingwood and its surrounding area. Multiply that by a hundred when the fall colours start coming out. The best way to experience it? Easy. Check out the 60 beautiful kilometres of Collingwood Hiking Trails!

If taking in the sights isn’t enough incentive, hiking brings with it tons of mental and physical health benefits including:

  • Heart health
  • Improves balance
  • Build muscle
  • Ease stress
  • Boost mental wellbeing
  • And more!

Collingwood Hiking Trails

The hiking trails dotting Collingwood lead to every major point of interest in town including the George Christie Nature Trails, the shoreline of Sunset Point Park, the scenic lookout at Millennium Park, the tranquil gardens of Arboretum, the Labyrinth, the Museum, and Historic Downtown Collingwood.

The trails are a mix of granular, concrete, asphalt, wooden boardwalks, and natural surfaces, and most are flat terrain, generally accessible for the physically challenged.

Nottawasaga Bluffs Loop

We’re going to cheat and start off just outside Collingwood in the Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area.

While the hike itself might only take an hour, there’s so much to see that you’ll be stopping to explore and take pictures regularly. This is a local favourite for a reason and during the fall it’s absolutely breathtaking.

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 30 to 90 minutes

Length: 4 km

Clearview Collingwood Train Trail

If you’re looking for a trail that’s a little more relaxing, this one doesn’t have any steep hills or rock climbing sections. Just a nice, easy stroll through gorgeous scenery.

Some of the reasons people love this trail is for its forest and river views that explode with colour in the fall. You can also bring your pooch along for the walk as long as it’s on a leash!

Just another thing to note: while the trail starts in Collingwood, you’ll end in Stayner.

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 60 to 90 minutes

Length: 14 km

Check Out Another Blog: What To Do In Collingwood In The Fall

Blue To Alpine: Winter Loop

If you can’t make it out before the snow hits, don’t worry, Collingwood has winter trails too!

While you might go in other seasons, make sure to strap on some snowshoes if you decide to go in the winter! If you go in the summer, cover the majority of your legs as the trail has been known to have some poison ivy.

This trail is a bit more difficult, with terrain changes and some steep hills.

Difficulty: Advanced

Time: 3 to 4 hours

Length: 10 km

Loree Forest

If you don’t mind sharing the trail with other people, Loree forest is one of the region’s most popular trails.

Why? Because it’s drop-dead gorgeous with viewpoints towards the Blue Mountains and across Georgian Bay. This one is also dog friendly if you want to leash up and take your dog on an adventure!

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 60 to 90 minutes

Length: 5 km

Any hidden gems you love? Share them in the comments, and we’ll see you on the trails!




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