Originally built and maintained for winter use as a ski trail, this route is now opened for the summer as a hiking trail. The majority of this trail is moderately difficult, there are areas that features challenging climbs and descents. This trail is managed by Forgotten Trails. The trail meanders through a mixed coniferous and deciduous forest. This route will take hikers past Loxton Lake and Beaver Lake, both of which are visible from the trail. At one point, the path emerges at the Loxton Dam. This is a soothing spot to take a break, and dangle hot, tired feet in cool water before continuing on your hike.
Safety Considerations: - grade is moderate with the exception of one climb - all of the Forgotten Trails include sections of uneven tread composed of sand, loose gravel, and rock - a few routes feature rustic corduroy paths constructed from windfall to help bridge muddy areas - while the Forgotten Trails are routinely inspected, trail users should be prepared to ford over a new washout or clamber over a recently downed tree - trailhead may not be visible as signage is intermittent and may have been removed in some places.
Directions: From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head southeast on HWY 11 for about 57 km (35.4 miles) until you reach the Village of South River. Turn left at Ottawa Street. Continue onto Chemical Road for approximately 17.9 km (11.1 miles). The trail is located on the left side of the road, though signage may not be visible.
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