Trail Conditions

Hunt Season Closures:

The property will be closed October 16 – 22, 2023 and November 6 – 19, 2023 for the hunt season.

Current Recreational Trail Conditions

Updated – Thursday, April 13th, 2023, at 8:30 am – ATV and snowmobiles trails are closed for the season.

Spring Walking/Hiking Trails Conditions

Hikers, walkers, maybe even bikers, if you are ok with the current mixed conditions, are welcome!

Easy access while our roads thaw out include Wolf Centre Loop and Chessel’s Pond, Wild Woods Walk, Dale’s Trail, John’s Trail and the Forestry Walk. Just be sure to wear good water proof footwear.

Trails are a mix of snow, ice, mud, water but there are no bugs and PLENTY of beautiful water running through the woods that you really only get to see this time of year.

We love dogs but please keep them on leash and be sure to clean up after them.

Get out and enjoy!

Disclaimer: Trails may be very slippery in sections, possibly wet, muddy and slushy in others. Watch for the usual hazards of trees down, uneven terrain, debris, rocks, roots, and stumps.

Trail Maps and Information

  • For more information about our trails and downloadable PDF maps click here.
  • Click here for our interactive Avenza Maps.

Reporting Concerns

Please report concerns to, in person or by phone 800-631-2198 to the Main Office.  We will do our best to address these concerns as soon as possible.

How Do I Enjoy The Trails?

Permits are required before entering Haliburton Forest property any time of year.

Guided Hiking and Snowshoeing

Looking for a guided snowshoeing or hiking experience check out  Yours Outdoors!

Rent Snowshoes

We are now offering snowshoe rentals through the Wolf Centre. For more details click here!

Spring, Summer and Fall Day and Season’s Passes

Enjoy our trails, lakes and gravel roads in the warmer months with a season’s pass or day pass.

  • ATV, Quad

Winter Day Passes

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

Winter Season’s Passes

Winter ATV and Snowmobile Season’s Passes are available online, in person or by contacting the Main Office. Get your season’s pass before January 1st to qualify for the early bird special.

Stay With Us

Day passes are included when staying in one of our housekeeping units, lakeside cabins, our cabin with a view or at one of our campsites.

Having trouble finding accommodations on weekends check out My Haliburton Highlands for other great local B&Bs, resorts, hotels, motels, etc…  And don’t forget our partners at Cabinscape provide tiny off grid cabins throughout our property. Check them out to book your next getaway!

Reminders For our Snowmobilers and ATVers

  • Valid ownership and insurance is REQUIRED to ride our 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 must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian.
  • Family Season’s Passes are valid for those 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 machine(s) louder.
  • If riding double, adults must have a legal, factory made two up.
  • Children are permitted to ride double with an adult.
  • All riders are REQUIRED to wear helmets.

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?

Keep Up To Date

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


Click here  for a detailed weather forecast for our area! While we wish we could predict what trail conditions and weather will be like for any given day, the Weather Network is the best resource for this information.