Trail Conditions

Weather and Recreational Trail Conditions

Current Trail Conditions

Recreational Snowmobile/ATV Trail Conditions – January 20, 2020 at 2:45 pm

Snowmobile Trails: Fair to Good

ATV Trails: Fair

Not much to say other than get up here and sled! It is a winter paradise! Groomers, big and little, are out in full force. Lakes are staked and bumps and humps are getting filled in.

Just about all trails are open.  Secondary/Single Track Trails may require a bit more technical riding with ups and downs until we get more snow to fill in the dips.

The following lakes have been staked.

  • MacDonald Lake
  • Clear Lake
  • Little Black Lake
  • Black Lake
  • Marsh Lake
  • Lost Lake
  • Havelock Lake
  • Loon Lake
  • Wildcat Lake
  • Depot Lake

Trails we recommend avoiding:

  • Powderhorn
  • Owl Trail (opening this week sometime)

As always. Riders should expect some icy sections of trail, particularly corners, with possibility of exposed gravel/rocks and some debris from branches. There is plenty of snow for cooling and lubrication. About 99.99% if not more of our trail system is open equaling over 399 kms or more. Folks coming off the trails are gushing at how beautiful it is out there.

The forecast for the next week looks great! Cool temperatures and a bit more snow!

Don’t be disappointed make sure to book your day passes!

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 – January 16, 2020

It is an absolute winter wonderland on the dog sled trails!  We are running tours full force and look forward to hosting you.

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!