Rouge National Urban Park
Travelling this trail from end to end requires navigating three gaps in the trail network using municipal roads. Please take responsibility for your own safety, as no trail infrastructure exists along these municipal road sections: Concession Rd 8 (285 m), Sideline 34 (150 m), Uxbridge-Pickering Townline (105 m).
This trail connects Black Walnut Day Use Area to Glasgow Trailhead. It traverses diverse landscapes including wetlands, forests, meadows and agricultural fields. It features a total of seven boardwalks, including a pergola seating area overlooking a marsh. The boardwalks are made of a fiberglass substructure that will last hundreds of years, and are one of Rouge National Urban Park’s newest green initiatives. The northern end of this trail is located in the headwaters of West Duffins Creek, which is fed by groundwater from the Oak Ridges Moraine. This trail connects to the Goodwood Resource Management Tract (managed by the TRCA) and the Oak Ridges Trail to the north.
Locations are listed from north to southGlasgow Trailhead
1867 Concession Road 2, Whitchurch-Stouffville
Sideline 30 Trailhead
5460 Sideline 30, Pickering
Lat: 43.975154, Long: -79.196921
Concession Road 9 Trailhead
190 Concession Road 9, Pickering
Lat: 43.955445, Long: -79.204929
Black Walnut Day Use Area
7445 Elgin Mills Rd E, Markham
Lat: 43.937775, Long: -79.2239”
Surface condition: compacted granular
10.7 km total (one way)
4 hours total (one way)
|Washrooms||Available at Black Walnut Day Use Area|
|Parking||Limited free parking is available all year at each location listed above|
- Fiberglass boardwalks – The first of its kind for Parks Canada, these unique boardwalks are one of Rouge National Urban Park’s many green initiatives.
- Marsh and agricultural viewscapes – Take in the views of the restoration planting filled with flowers that bloom brilliant purple and gold in the Fall.
- Pergola sitting area – Take a break, enjoy the views and fresh air in the sitting area on the boardwalk near Black Walnut Day Use Area.
- Forest landscapes – Enjoy the variety of tree species found in different forests along the trail, including black walnut, pine, cedar, and sugar maple.
- Oak Ridges Moraine – Experience the rolling terrain of the Oak Ridges Moraine, an important geological landform in southern Ontario.
- Coyote Loop – Hike the Coyote Loop, a 650 m trail that has views of a pond and aquatic wildlife, a staircase, and forest viewscapes.
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