Access Road and Trails Conditions

Forest Access Roads:

Forest Access roads are the responsibility of MNRF (705-286-1521).  Roads are to be used at own risk and are not inspected daily. Tow truck operators will often refuse to enter such roads to provide assistance. It is the tripper’s responsibility to check on road conditions when planning their trip, we recommend a 4wd vehicle for all forest access roads.

Sherborne Lake Forest Access Road: This is an unmaintained forest access road that becomes a groomed snowmobile trail during the winter months. - Outside of winter, we recommend 4wd vehicles with high ground clearance. 

Cinder Lake Forest Access Road: This is an unmaintained forest access road with no winter maintenance. Outside of winter, 4WD vehicles with high ground clearance are recommended. Expect at least one water crossing and large exposed rock faces.

Margaret Lake Road: This is a good gravel road up to the canoe launch and then becomes an unmaintained forest access road after the canoe launch. There is no winter maintenance on this road. If going beyond the canoe launch onto the forest access road you will require a 4WD vehicle with high ground clearance. 

Dan Lake Forest Access Road: This is an unmaintained forest access road with no winter maintenance. Outside of winter, 4WD vehicles with high ground clearance are recommended.

Hiking/Snowshoe Trail Conditions:

Alven Ferguson Trail - Trail head parking is outside of the landfill gate, obey the signage, do not park inside the gate. The landfill is being expanded at the moment, upon completion a new parking area will be available for trail users. 

Beetle Lake Trail - West Side Trail Closure in Winter monthels. The west side portion of the beetle lake trail, which accesses from Algonquin Outfitters Road is closed to winter access. Only the east side trail is open during the winter months. This is because the west side trail crosses private property where it becomes a ski trail in the winter. Hikers must stay off of that portion of trail to avoid damage to the groomed ski trail. Please respect private property and posted signage.

Aside from the above notes, all other hiking/snowshoe trails are open and accessed by donation at the trailhead.

Nordic Ski Trails:

For Nordic (Cross Country) Ski Trail conditions visit www.skithefrost.ca

Contact Information

Trails Office (Haliburton Highlands Water Trails)
20130 Highway # 35 North
Phone: 705-766-9033
Fax: 705-766-2402
Email: trails@algonquinhighlands.ca