For information on how COVID-19 is affecting other portions of Parks, Recreation & Trails Department please visit:              COVID-19 Impacts to Parks, Recreation and Trails Department 

 

Forest Access Road Conditions:

Forest Access Roads 

Forest Access roads are the responsibility of MNRF (705-286-1521).  Roads are to be used at own risk and are not inspected daily. Tow truck operators will often refuse to enter such roads to provide assistance. It is the tripper’s responsibility to check on road conditions when planning their trip, we recommend a 4wd vehicle for all forest access roads.

Sherborne Lake Forest Access Road: Closed for winter. This is an unmaintained forest access road that becomes a groomed snowmobile trail during the winter months. - Outside of winter, we recommend 4wd vehicles with high ground clearance. 

Cinder Lake Forest Access Road: Closed for winter. No winter maintenance. Outside of winter, 4WD vehicles with high ground clearance are recommended. Expect at least one water crossing and large exposed rock faces.

Margaret Lake Forest Access Road: Closed for winter. No winter maintenance. 

Dan Lake Forest Access Road: Closed for winter. No winter maintenance. Outside of winter, 4WD vehicles with high ground clearance are recommended.

 

Hiking/Snowshoe Trail Conditions:

Dorset Tower Trail - Closed due to COVID 19

Beetle Lake Trail - West Side Trail Closure: The west side portion of the beetlw lake trail, which accesses from Algonquin Outfitters Road is closed to winter access. Only the east side trail is open. This is because the west side trail crosses private property where it becomes a ski trail in the winter. Hikers must stay off of that portion of trail to avoid damage to the groomed ski trail. Please respect private property and posted signage. 

Aside from the above notes, all other hiking/snowshoe trails are open and accessed by donation at the trailhead. 

Nordic Ski Trails

For Nordic (Cross Country) Ski Trail conditions visit www.skithefrost.ca 

Hours of Operation

Due to COVID-19 the Algonquin Highlands Trails Office is currently closed for in-person service until further notice. We continue to be available by phone and email 8:30am-5:00pm seven days a week. All campsites, hiking/snowshoe and ski trails remain available. A number of our services are available online, including campsite reservations and ski trail passes at ahtrails.ca

Contact Information

Trails Office (Haliburton Highlands Water Trails)
20130 Highway # 35 North
Phone: 705-766-9033
Fax: 705-766-2402
Email: trails@algonquinhighlands.ca