Note: To synchronize with A Taste of Kingston event after hike.
Rock Dunder is a trail that will lead you to incredible views of the Rideau Waterway. This hiking trail is only one hour outside of Ottawa and it is worth the quick drive. The trail is open from May to November making it perfect for summer and fall views.
Born in fire over a billion years ago deep in the roots of an ancient mountain range, Rock Dunder is part of a large igneous feature termed the Lyndhurst granite. Wind, water, and the ice of retreating glacial ice sheets sculpted this hard pink granite into its present shape.
Rock Dunder offers three different trail loops:
The Cabin Trail: easy, 1.3 km walk, beaver pond, mixed forest and a white pine plantation. Hiking boots not required.
The Morton Bay Loop: 2 km, two moderately steep sections to and from a small peninsular outlook over Morton Bay, mixed forest. Hiking boots recommended.
The Summit Loop: 3.9km, runs alongside Dean's Island through a variety of forest, sneak peaks over rocky cliffs, panoramic view of the Rideau
Waterway at summit. Hiking boots recommended.