Trail Conditions

Weather and Recreational Trail Conditions

COVID-19 UPDATE – Posted 4:00 pm Monday 23 March 2020

Current Trail Conditions Follow This Notice

In compliance with the provincial order that all non-essential businesses cease operation, Haliburton Forest is closed to the general public as of 5:00pm on Monday 23 March 2020.

For clarity, all recreational trails and recreational facilities on our property are closed to the public until further notice.

Lessees and hunters are still permitted to access their sites. However, we are encouraging all lessees to remain at their primary residences. The Comfort Station will remain open, but the Main Office and the Gas Pumps will be closed.

We will continue to take our direction from public health authorities and adjust our operations plan as more information becomes available. Regular updates will be posted to our Facebook page and other social media accounts.

The team at Haliburton Forest encourages everyone to be responsible and abide by recommended social distancing practices so that we may successfully navigate this difficult time and get back to enjoying the great outdoors in the near future.

If you have questions, please call 1-800-631-2198 or email

We wish you the best of health!

  • ATV, Quad

Current Trail Conditions

Hiking, Running & Mountain/Gravel Biking Trails – Closed

We are hopeful to open trails up once the dust has settled but must remain closed for the time being.

Keep Up To Date

We will do our best to update conditions on the website every Thursday by end of day if not more frequently.  Check out our ongoing trail reports and stories on Instagram @haliburton_forest, and Facebook.

Click here for a detailed weather forecast for our area or check out our webcam to see the weather for yourself!

Recreational Snowmobile/ATV Trail Conditions – March 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm – Closed

We had another incredible season and we want to thank everyone who visited us this winter.  Stay safe and healthy and we look forward to hosting you again next winter.

Don’t be disappointed make sure to book your winter getaway!

Insider Tip!  Weekdays are a great time to come. Groomers head out first thing every Monday morning and groom all week (if conditions permit). We don’t see the same volume of day passes and typically have some availability in our accommodations. Have you booked your winter getaway yet?

Having trouble finding accommodations on weekends check out My Haliburton Highlands for other great local B&Bs, resorts, hotels, motels, etc…

Dog Sledding Tours – Closed

It was a fantastic season! Thank you to all who came out. See you when the snow flies next season!

Online booking is available. Have you booked your experience yet?

Reminder: Permits are required before entering Haliburton Forest property. In the winter months Haliburton Forest limits the number of daily riders on its trail system to 100. Therefore, daily visitors, especially on weekends, are required to reserve a space on the trails prior to arrival. This will ensure that visiting snowmobilers and atvers will be provided with the best possible and consistently superior snowmobiling conditions.

  • At time of purchase valid ownership and insurance will be required per snowmobile being booked as well as on the trails. Upon arrival passes MUST be picked up at the Main Office. Driver’s must have a valid driver’s license or the equivalent Motorized Snow Vehicle Operator’s License.
  • Youth 12 and older can drive with proof of valid Snowmobile License or G1.  Children under 18 are to be accompanied by parent/guardian.
  • Family Season’s Passes must be within the same household. Valid for up to 2 adults with their children 21 years of age and under. 
  • Side by sides are not permitted on the trails.
  • No after market pipes, cans, etc… (nothing that makes your sled(s) louder). 
  • If riding double, adults must have a legal two up.  Children are permitted to ride double with an adult.  All riders are REQUIRED to wear helmets.