Trail Conditions

Weather and Recreational Trail Conditions

Current Trail Conditions

Recreational Snowmobile/ATV Trail Conditions – December 11, 2019

Trails at Haliburton Forest remain CLOSED but we remain hopeful that this news will change soon.  The ground is frozen and lakes are already starting to freeze over. Monday, December 9 brought rain which melted a bit of our base but it snowed hard today.  Keep your fingers crossed and get your snow dance on!

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 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, Twitter @HalForestTrails as well as our Facebook Page.

Dog Sledding Tours – December 1, 2019

Although we already have snow we anticipate our first day of tours being Saturday, December 21.  This allows the dogs and staff time to train and condition themselves for the upcoming winter season. Online booking is available. Have you booked your experience yet?

Hiking, Running & Mountain/Gravel Biking Trails – Closed

We had an incredible spring, summer and fall on our trails.  The crew worked hard leaf blowing, repairing bridges, updating/replacing signage, etc…  More work to be done, always, but 2019 was the year of trails for our crew! Trails are now closed for the season for walking, hiking, trail running and mountain/gravel biking.  See you in the spring!


  • ATV, Quad

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.

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