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​​​a photo of handlebars on a bike, with someone riding on a forest trail​Durham Regional Forest

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.

Need some help finding your way?

​Smartphone maps are now available

smartphone-map.pngDid you know you can now access the​ Durham Regional Forest maps 
usi​ng the free Avenza App? 

Simply download the 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. 

How to Use Avenza
  1. Download the Avenza app on your mobile phone​.
  2. Create an account (or click the small white x in the top right corner to skip this step!)
  3. Tap the store button.
  4. Click the “Find Maps" search bar. Search for LSRCA and select the map.
  5. Click install.
  6. Go to My Maps.
  7. Select your map and hit the trails. Once you install your map, you no longer need access to data.

Our maps may change over time! To ensure you have the latest download, join our email list. We'll send you an email when we release a new version of the map.

Notice to Trail Users - Temporary Trail Closures

As part of ongoing forest management activities at Durham Regional Forest, all trails in the Brookdale Tract will be closed from September 24 - December 14​, 2018. The Brookdale Tract is located on Brookdale Road between Concession 7 and Lakeridge Road, south of Reach Street/Durham Road 8, in Uxbridge Township.​

The affected areas will include the following:
  • All trails (single and double track)
  • Access to the property will be restricted
Forest management has been occurring in Durham Regional Forest since these plantations were established in the 1920's, with the ​long-term goal of restoring natural forest conditions. This operation is the next step in the ongoing evolution of the property from abandoned blow sands to healthy forest cover. All revenues generated by the harvest are reinvested back into the ongoing management and development of the forest and trails at Durham Regional Forest.

During the harvesting period, all Brookdale Tract trails will be closed with temporary fencing and signage. Please stay out of the affected areas for your own safety and the safety of the forest operators and our staff. ​

For more information, please contact:

Cory Byron, RPF
Forestry Program Coordinator
905-895-1281, ext. 152 |