Join us for a hike and lunch at the Woodlands trail located within Rouge Valley Park. Please pack a lunch for this event and if you have a portable stove please feel free to bring it as well. We’ll be traveling mostly on flat land through a well-defined trail for approximately 3 kms. With that said this hike is appropriate for beginners. At some point during the hike we will take a break and make lunch.
Please be sure to wear appropriate foot wear and dress according to the weather conditions.
As per the Rouge Valley Website:
Walking trails with view of Little Rouge Creek, forest and meadows. A mix of habitat types, including new forests, makes this a place where you can see many birds.
Wildlife viewing opportunities.
Part of the City of Toronto's "Bird Flyways", areas where people can view birds in their natural habitats.
Meetup Location: 19 Reesor Road, Toronto (entrance at southeast corner of Steeles Ave and Reesor Rd)
Easy trail, flat and accessible for wheelchairs, strollers, etc. for 1.5 km. Follow the trail 2.7 km total, for a moderately challenging hike.
View of Little Rouge Creek valley
Sections of paved pathway. Gravel path is easy for wheelchairs, strollers and walkers.
No winter maintenance on trail.
Hours of operation
Open year round
How's the trail these days?
Latest Trail Conditions
This area is more than 2km from the nearest transit stop.
TTC bus #53 Steeles East stops at Steeles Avenue East and Markham Road
From Highway 401:
Exit Meadowvale Road northbound.
Turn left at Old Finch Avenue.
Turn right on Reesor Road. Go northbound on Reesor Road, driveway is right before Steeles Avenue East.
From Highway 407 Eastbound:
Exit at Ninth Line southbound. Turn left on Steeles Avenue East. Turn right on Reesor Road southbound.
From Highway 407 Westbound:
Exit at Markham-Pickering Townline southbound. Turn right on Steeles Avenue East. Turn left on Reesor Road southbound.
What will I see on this trail?
Sections of Little Rouge Creek.
A mix of forest and meadow views offers a variety of plant and animal life.
Young trees planted to build new forests.
Remnants of an old cottage area, which was flooded by Hurricane Hazel in 1954.