Trail Conditions & Info


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Winter/Spring 2024

  • Maitland Woods Closed: Beginning April 8, 2024, Maitland Woods will be closed to the public while maintenance crews work to remove dead trees. A notice will be posted when the trail re-opens. 
  • Spring: Read tips on Hiking in Muddy Conditions.
  • Due to the risk of falling trees, hiking is not recommended during high winds, heavy rain or heavy snowfall. Hiking trails may be used year-round at your own risk, and safety should be your priority.
  • Always be aware of possible loose branches dislodged by wind.
  • Sifto Loop – The Invasive Buckthorn Removal Project is underway on the Sifto Loop.

Year-Round

  • Falls Reserve Conservation Area – See below. Without an MTA membership, you must purchase an FRCA permit.
  • Dogs must be leased at all times. This is a requirement of the people who own the land on which our trail passes.
  • Hikers are asked to be responsible, respect landowners’ wishes, and stay up-to-date with trail use conditions.

 

 

 

Re-route Between Pinery Line and School Rd/Heron Line

This section has been re-routed around the field, adding an additional 2 km to the trail length.  Watch for signs and blazes. Map 7 of the trail guide shows the update.  Click HERE to see the route. 

 

 

 

 Menesetung Trail

The western access point of the Menesetung Trail is on the G2G Trail (SEE MAP). Signs are posted at the access areas. Due to erosion, the trail is no longer accessible from the Sifto Loop.  

 

 

 

 


Falls Reserve Conservation Area (FRCA)

FRCA Rules for Year-round Trail Use for MTA members:

  • MTA members may use the MTA Trail Use Area shown in yellow on the map (use of other trails or other areas within FRCA is not permitted).
  • MTA members may use the (highlighted) northwest washroom (open seasonally from April to October).  
  • Trail use is for foot traffic only (hiking, running, skiing, snowshoeing). No motorized vehicles.  Cycling is only allowed with an FRCA permit.
  • Parking at the gate is not permitted from April 15 – October 15.
  • Follow the Trail Users Code and the Rules and Regulations of the Conservation Area.


Winter Usage for MTA members (October 15 – April 15)

  • Parking at the gatehouse is permitted with an MTA Membership Card displayed on the dash of the vehicle
  • Walk-in access is permitted from the gatehouse to the orange trail (near pond) to access the Maitland Trail and Blue trail sections

FRCA Permits:

  • For full access to the FRCA property (all trails, playground, parking, etc.), MTA members may purchase an FRCA Season Membership Pass and receive $25 off, or 25% off a Daily Pass. Overnight use is excluded from the discount. Click here to see current FRCA Fees.
  • For use of areas outside the designated MTA Trail Use Area shown in yellow on this map, an FRCA permit must be purchased.
  • Permits may be purchased at the park during open hours, or by an eTransfer to payment@mvca.on.ca. After completing the eTransfer, email your name and contact information to falls@frca.on.ca stating that you purchased a permit.