Gravenhurst has fantastic parks and trails for you to Enjoy. With 13 different parks to meet your needs, you can find the perfect picnic locale, a great lookout spot to take in the scenery or even a special swimming hole!
Click here to access the Parks Chart for Gravenhurst! You can also rent one of our Parks for your next family reunion, staff party or community event. Click here for rental rates and information!
Gravenhurst has a great selection of trails to test and tone your muscles. Check out the list below for details.
For information regarding trails across Muskoka, visit the Muskoka Trails Council's website at http://www.muskokatrailscouncil.com/ To learn more about the Muskoka Trails Council and how you can get involved, Click here to read the council's information brochure.
BRYDON’S BAY TRAIL
Turn left off Muskoka Rd. N., onto Brydon’s Bay Road. Travel 2 kms and turn left onto Old Portage Road. Trailhead & parking area is located on the right-hand side of Old Portage Road, near the end of the road.
2.3 KMS ~ NOVICE LOOP
This family-friendly trail wanders through majestic red and white pine and quiet thickets that beg for rest & quiet contemplation. Close enough to Lake Muskoka to hear the gulls, but secluded enough to observe the many woodland creatures.
Trailheads are located at the junction of Muskoka Rd. N. and Chamberlain Rd., approximately 1.7 kms north of the Gravenhurst Post Office at the Town Centre. Another trailhead is located on Blanchard St. across from Lisa Lane.
3 KMS ~ NOVICE LOOP
This trail travels through a mixture of hardwood forest, open meadow and picturesque neighborhoods. The north end of the trail between Muskoka Rd. N. and Brydon's Bay Rd. is being rerouted this spring due to the construction of new water and sewer mains. Hikers will have to follow signage to connect to Brydon's Bay Rd. until the trail is rerouted.
DEVIL’S GAP TRAIL
Trailhead is found 6.8 kms west of Gravenhurst on Highway 169. Turn left onto Snider's Bay Rd., travel 1.3 kms to Muriel Cres. The trailhead is located on the right.
6 KMS ~ INTERMEDIATE
Local folklore has it that a farmer who was traveling the old colonization road with a wagon & a team of oxen became stuck. After many attempts to free the wagon the farmer gave up and went for help. When he returned, the wagon & oxen had disappeared without a trace. The gap in the rock has since been known as the Devil's Gap. Great photo opportunities include: beaver dams, expanses of Canadian Shield, vast marshland and open meadows.
HAHNE FARM TRAIL
Trailheads are located on Bethune Drive, Woodman's Chart, Pinedale Rd. and at the base of the water tower behind the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit office, just off of Pineridge Gate. Parking is available at Kinsmen Park as well as at the water tower.
2-5 KMS ~ NOVICE
The heady perfume of sun-baked pine needles, fern, birchgroves, wild mushrooms and sumac… you can explore all of this and more on this trail. The trail features a stunning granite ridge view that overlooks an environmentally significant wetland and also traverses a mix of hard and softwood forest.
KAHSHE BARRENS TRAIL
Trailhead is located at the Muskoka Tourism Travel Information Centre on Highway 11 North, in the Severn Bridge area of Gravenhurst.
2-4 KMS ~ INTERMEDIATE TWO LOOPS
One of the most naturally preserved and rugged trails in Gravenhurst. Consisting of two loops – Casey & Kadz. Both loops offer views of majestic oaks and evergreens. The Kadz loop is hilly & provides a fantastic view of the beaver pond at Lookout Ridge. The Casey loop is similar in terrain but features a picturesque stream.
OLD STONE ROAD TRAIL
Take Highway 169 from Gravenhurst to North Muldrew Lake Road. Follow North Muldrew Lake Road 5.6 kms to Pine Tree Lane. Stay left on North Muldrew Lake Rd and follow gravel road 0.9 km to trailhead on the right.
6 KMS ~ INTERMEDIATE
An original colonization road, this historical route was once an alternate route between Bala & Gravenhurst. Imagine the wagon traffic of bygone times while strolling among the pine and spruce that grow along one of Muskoka's original roads. Paths of stone mark the trail & huge boulders mark time past.
TRANS-CANADA TRAIL GRAVENHURST – COOPER’S FALLS SECTION
The southern entrance is located on Cooper's Falls Road along the Black River. The northern entrance is located off of Housey's Rapids Road across from Fire Route # 4. Parking is available in a lot located just north of this trailhead.
8 KMS ~ CHALLENGING
This challenging 8 km hike was designed with nature lovers in mind, as it winds its way past beaver ponds, deer habitat and bird nesting areas. The Cooper's Falls section is the first installment of Gravenhurst's contribution to the Trans-Canada Trail system. Town staff and volunteers will be performing work on this trail to improve or repair different sections of boardwalk along the length of the trail.
Located on the north-west corner of the Muskoka Wharf property, trailheads are located off the boardwalk that runs between the shoreline and front of the Muskoka Wharf Marina, as well as between the Marriott Hotel and Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre.
2 KMS ~ NOVICE LOOP
Take a leisurely walk along this picturesque mulch-based pathway, which extends along the peninsula. Easy walking with breathtaking views of Lake Muskoka and the Muskoka Wharf. Gazebos, benches and picnic tables are located along the pathway for you to relax and enjoy the scenery. Great photo opportunities abound as the trail travels high above along the exposed granite ridge, winding down through forested areas and then along the shoreline.
Also located on the peninsula is the Children's Memorial Gazebo, a special spot on the water's edge just off the main trail. Located in a secluded area, the gazebo is a peaceful place to reflect and pay tribute to lost loved ones while the waves lap against the rocky shoreline.
LEO HERITAGE TRAIL
Located along the former rail line, this trail runs from the end of John St. S. to James St. W. at Muskoka Wharf.
1.2 KMS ~ NOVICE
This trail provides an alternate route between the downtown area and Muskoka Wharf. The trail follows the former rail line through forested areas on flat terrain. At Muskoka Wharf, this trail connects to other trails running between the baseball diamond, splash pad area and the playing fields.