The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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Durham Regional Forest

Durham Regional Forest


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The Durham Regional Forest Main Tract is comprised of plantation forests established over 90 years ago, as well as ​mixed hardwood areas.

This forest encompasses a 596 hectare area that is located at the top of the Oak Ridges Moraine, in the Town of Uxbridge, and is renowned for​ its excellent cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding.

More than 16 kilometres of trails in four marked loops and numerous secondary trails throughout the main tract. Contributes to regional and national trail networks. 

Please follow all park rules during your visit and remember that amenities, such as washrooms, may be closed at this time.

  • ​No parking? Visit another area. Absolutely no parking outside of designated spots. 
  • Parking is limited to 3 hours maximum. 
  • No tailgating permitted.​

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority manages the Durham Regional Forest on behalf of Durham Region. For general questions or to report issues with trails/facilities please contact:

Forestry and Greenspace Services
Phone: 905-895-1281 or 1-800-465-0437

Planning an event?

If you would like to plan an event at Durham Forest please fill out the Request a Booking form.

After you complete the Request a Booking form you will be contacted about availability for your event. If have questions not answered through this process, please contact Kathy at k.hilli​ or 905-895-1281 x 222.​

Changes to Main Tract Routes​

Please note there are significant changes to trail routes at the​ Main Tract!

  1. ​Most single tracks have been switched back to two-way traffic. Select trails will remain one-way due to safety considerations and are signed appropriately. Single track trail users are advised to use extra caution and watch for oncoming traffic. Please be courteous to fellow trail users and remember to follow all property rules and directional signage. If in doubt, follow the etiquette on the recreation trail yield triangle.

  2. Double tracks are two-way. Please practice physical distancing while passing.

  3. Slower riders – please yield when safe.
An inversed triangular Recreational Trail Etiquette sign used to communicate the rules and expectations for yielding on recreational trails, ensuring a smooth and safe experience for all trail users. Cyclists yield to pedestrians and equestrians. Pedestrians yield to equestrians.

Need some help finding your way?

Hours, Locations & Map

Open daily from dawn until dusk

Main Tract – Groomed Trails Map

Main Tract Trails Map

Timber​s Tract Trails Map

Latitude: 44.0505
Longitude: -79.07352

Location: Six tracts located in the southeast corner of the watershed (near Uxbridge). Some have parking, while others are accessed from concession roads.​​​​​

Smartphone maps are now available

Did you know you can now access the​ Durham Forest Regional map 
usi​ng the free Avenza App? 

Simply download the Avenza App on your smartphone and use it when you visit. It’s that easy! Once the map is downloaded, you won’t have to use your data when you hit the trails.​

Use your device’s built-in GPS to track your location on any map, plot locations and photos, measure distance and area, and more.
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Parking Related Inquiries

Township of Uxbridge​

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This property is managed by Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority on behalf of Durham Region. For all other inquiries including general questions or to report issues with trai​​ls and facilities please contact​:​​

​Forestry and Greenspace Services
Phone: 905-895-1281 or 1-800-465-0437

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  • Hiking and running trails
  • Mountain biking trails
  • Access to The Trans Canada Trail and Oak Ridges Moraine Trail
  • Head of trails kiosk and additional trail kiosks throughout the property

nature icon   Natural Features

  • Mixed Forest
  • Plantation Forest
  • Oak Ridges Moraine
  • Historic Blow Sands
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