The Best Hiking Trails in Ottawa

Handpicked Top 3 Hiking Trails in Ottawa, ON. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


Ridge Road, Ottawa, ON K0A 2Y0

Since 1995

Hiking, Walking, Outdoor Activities, Boardwalks, Sand Ridges, Cross-Country Ski Trails and Forest, Plants, Birds, Wildlife, Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing, Self-Guided Tour, Boardwalk, Bird Watching, Nature & Park

It is a 33.43 km2 (12.91 sq mi) protected area - The 3,500-hectare conservation area has a northern ecosystem that is more typical of the Arctic than of the Ottawa Valley

I frequent the Mer Bleue Bog quite a lot. I am always amazed at the kinds of birds I will find here. The boardwalk is well maintained, and it's still safe to walk during the winter months. Someone takes care of some bird feeders year round which attracts everything from the American Tree Sparrow to different kinds of woodpecker. When I went in January there were over a dozen woodpeckers flitting about near the parking lot, making for some perfect photo opportunities.

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Hog's Back Road, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A1

Since 1950

Park, Rideau River, Falls, Walking Trails, Bike Path, Cycling, Heritage Site, Picnic Areas & Washrooms

It occupies an area of over 20.8 hectares - This urban nature park in Ottawa also Offers historical displays as well as a renovated heritage pavilion

Mon - Sun : 5:00 am - 11:00 pm

Beautiful area! The falls are beautiful, especially in the spring! You can walk on the rocks or paths on each side below the falls or walk along the bridge above the falls. Great place for photos and if you walk down some of the paths you can forget you're in the middle of the city! There's a cafe in the summer so you can enjoy refreshments with the view. Good public restrooms and a water fountain. Close to other nice outdoors activities and its along a great bike path.

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1314 Klondike Rd, Ottawa, ON K2K 0G2

Hiking, Jogging, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Trail Running & Dog Walking

It consists of 457 hectares of land within the larger South March Highlands forest and natural environment area

Always open

The South March Highlands is a nature area in Kanata, an area west of Ottawa where a lot of the high tech is located. It seems to be a primary biking area, with though the trails are multi-use for hiking, trail running, dog walking, etc. There are both pretty forest and pretty wetland areas. A trail map can be obtained by going to the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association website.

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