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Hike Info

N43.927380 W079.823260

about 9 km

3 h

Beginner

197 m

Rolling hills

$6.50 per person -have exact change; kids under 15 FREE with their family; over 60, $5.50 (updated fees for 2011)

Ski Chalet in season; washroom

At Lookout Point

29 Sept 2004; 16 Nov 2004; 28 May 2005

Not wheelchair accessible

Trail map updated

None

Bridge over centreville creek; Deer in the park

X-country skiing; snowshoeing; tobogganing; ice skating; ski chalet. Admission and Trail fees apply (adult: $18.00; senior $14.75; child $10.25).

 

Hike Info

Albion Hills Conservation Area

A series of undulating hills marks the enjoyable Albion Hills Conservation Area hike, located 40 minutes northwest of Toronto, in the rolling hills of Caledon.

The “Red Trail” is the most interesting of the trails for hiking while black (and blue) trails are suitable for biking.  Adding significant interest to the park is a number of wetland bog areas. You can also investigate the Rabbitt Trails although these are rather boring and more suited to cross country skiing than hiking. There is a large covered picnic pavilion near the Rabbitt trails and the park boasts a nice beach area around a large pond.

Deer watch my approach

Albion Hills is the outdoor enthusiasts dream. In the winter, the 27 kilometers of skiing trails are groomed for cross country skiers, while skaters take to the lake, and toboggans come flying down the hill. From late December to late February, you can enjoy the beauty of Albion Hills Conservation Area on cross country skis. Ski through the pristine wilderness while taking in the breathtaking views. Situated on 446 hectares of beautiful forest within the rolling Caledon Hills, 26 km of groomed and track set trails suited to beginner, intermediate, and expert level skiers, Equipment rentals are available along with waxes and other supplies, A heated chalet is nearby and operates a weekend snack bar for your convenience. Tobogganing and ice skating are also available at Albion Hills. Open 7 days a week (as conditions permit).

Albion Hills Conservation Area is a great place to hike but that wasn't my first impression back in May of 2004 during a visit to the park. My friend John and I began by parking near the covered picnic pavillion and hiking the nearby Rabbitt trails. These trails are very boring for hiking so we quickly realized that these were cross country ski trails. Ok, back into the car and a quick drive over to the store/office and the ski chalet. Here we found good hiking through the rolling hills of the conservation area. Plus we saw three deer as we rounded a corner, just standing there watching us before bounding off into the woods.

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