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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.

Parking Lot Improvements

October and November

In partnership with Durham Region, we’re working together to improve the parking area at the Main Tract of Durham regional Forest this October and November. We’re removing hazard trees and vegetation, increasing parking spaces, improving sight lines and safety and making grading improvements.

The main parking lot area at Durham Forest is located at 3821 Concession 7 in Uxbridge. This map shows the parking area on a mapParking Lot Closure Details 

This work requires a temporary and partial closure of the main parking area from October 21 - November 1.

To limit the inconvenience to visitor​s:
  • The closure will be in effect weekdays only from Oct. 21 - Nov.1
  • Please note there will still be some parking available just not where the work is taking place. 
  • If needed, additional parking is located at 718 Houston Road or the East Walker Woods entrance on Concession 7 (opposite 718 Houston Road).
Please respect the posted signage and stay out of the project area for your safety. 

How can you stay informed?

  • We’ll update this page, our social media accounts, and email our Conservation Areas Mailing List - sign up here​!​
  • There is on-site signa​ge on location.  

Why is this necessary?

This parking area gets a lot of use and requires improvement. The plans are to widen surfaces accessing the education centre to two-way traffic to improve safety and sign lines for staff, students and all forest users.

It's a big and expensive job that will be conducted in small phases. Future phases and opportunities are currently being evaluated and we hope to be able to implement them.

I have a question, who do I contact? 

Cory Byron, RPF, HBScF, Forest​ry Program Coordinator
905-895-1281, ext. 152 | 

​​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.​