Trail Conditions

Weather and Recreational Trail Conditions

Current Trail Conditions

Recreational Snowmobile/ATV Trail Conditions – January 15, 2019

  • Snowmobile Trails are currently in FAIR to GOOD condition (mainly GOOD, maybe even Very GOOD you tell us).
  • ATV Trails are currently in GOOD.

Conditions are at the best that they have been all season.  All trails are open and lakes have been staked. We could use more snow but overall we have a thick base with enough snow to keep sleds cool for a descent/great ride.

Expect some poor sections with limited base.  Riders should be careful of ice forming, especially on corners, exposed stones and rough sections.  Please adjust your speed according to trail conditions and ride safely at all times.  Single-track trails may be passable but require extra caution in case of debris/stones until we get more snow.

As always, be wary of sharp corners and trees.
Enjoy your ride but be cautious and don’t take any risks.

Areas of Concern or to Avoid:

  • Red Trail at Dog Lake has been repaired from a major wash out but we will need more snow before it can be groomed.
  • **North Road By-Pass at Wolf Lake is seeing some logging traffic and can be quite bare at times.

As always caution is to be used at all times. Watch for hazards such as washouts, flooding, trees and debris on the trails.

Rates:  $49.00 per driver for daily trail passes and $99.00 per person, per night (as long as minimums are met per unit) for overnight accommodations plus HST.

View our PDF Winter Map.


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Check out our ongoing trail reports and stories on our Instgram Feed @haliburton_forest, Twitter @HalForestTrails as well as our Facebook Page.

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.

** 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.

Dog Sledding Tours – December 15, 2018

Tours start Monday, December 17! Trails are in good shape, with a few small wet spots but overall it is a beautiful winter wonderland.

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

Hiking, Running & Mountain Biking Trails – November 19, 2018 – Closed

All recreational trails are now closed for walking, hiking, trail running and mountain biking. We thank those who came out to enjoy the fall colours and an incredible summer!