Over the next several weeks we'll be working on some parking area upgrades near the Main Tract to improve sightlines and emergency vehicle access. The property will remain open with some temporary, localized disruptions to the parking area. We remind visitors to use extra caution and follow all safety signage & instructions.
Alternate parking options:
Opposite of the Durham Forest gate at 718 Houston Road sign for East Duffins Headwaters: East Walker Woods Trailhead
- Durham Forest gate at 796 Houston Road off of Lakeridge Road Durham Regional Road #23
If you have questions specific to this initiative, contact:
Cory Byron, Forestry Program Coordinator, 905 895-1281, ext. 152 or email@example.com
We're thrilled to welcome you back to 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.
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, special permits or to report issues with trails/facilities please contact:
Forestry and Greenspace Services
Phone: 905-895-1281 or 1-800-465-0437
Changes to Main Tract Routes
Please note there are significant changes to trail routes at the Main Tract!
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.
Double tracks are two-way. Please practice physical distancing while passing.
- Slower riders - please yield when safe.
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us what you LOVE about Durham Regional Forest and what you wish could be
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Need some help finding your way?
Smartphone maps are now available
Did you know you can now access the Durham Forest Regional map
using 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.