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: Open. - 4WD vehicles with high ground clearance are recommended.

Cinder Lake Forest Access Road: 4WD vehicles with high ground clearance are recommended. Expect at least one water crossing and large exposed rock faces.

Margaret Lake Forest Access Road: Open

Dan Lake Forest Access Road: Open - 4WD vehicles with high ground clearance are recommended.


Hiking/Snowshoe Trail Conditions:

Dorset Tower Trail - Closed due to COVID 19

All other hiking/snowshoe trails are open and accessed by donation at the trailhead. 

Hours of Operation

End of March Break to Victoria Day Weekend - Monday - Friday 10am-3pm

ictoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving Weekend - Open 7 days a week 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

After Thanksgiving to Dec 31 - Monday - Friday 10am-3pm

January 1st to end of March Break - 7 days a week 10am - 3pm

Contact Information

Trails Office (Haliburton Highlands Water Trails)
20130 Highway # 35 North
Phone: 705-766-9033
Fax: 705-766-2402