IMPORTANT: For available trails in the Ganaraska Forestplease refer to the Ganaraska Forest Trails Map and use your best judgement while navigating trails. 

Memberships and Day Passes are available for sale at store.ganaraskaconservation.ca. Day passes are also available from the Gatehouse Kiosk at the Ganaraska Forest Centre. 

The Ganaraska Forest is open from dawn until dusk each day, please see the revised Ganaraska Forest Rules & Etiquette

Trail Maintenance Volunteer Program info available here.


Please note: All Ganaraska Forest visitors are required to have a membership or day pass and are required to present their membership or day pass to GRCA staff or enforcement officers upon request and display a valid Ganaraska Forest parking pass on the dash of their highway vehicle while parked at the Ganaraska Forest.  

(Forest membership and day passes are non-transferable)

 

Every person visiting Ganaraska Forest requires a Ganaraska Forest Day Pass or Membership PERMITTED USES YOUTH: 11 Years of Age & Under
  HIKING SNOW SHOEING CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING MOUNTAIN BIKING HORSEBACK RIDING HUNTING MOTORIZED PASSENGER MOTORIZED OPERATOR MEMBERSHIP DAY PASSES
MEMBERSHIP                 ADULT YOUTH ADULT YOUTH
Hiking / Snowshoeing yes yes             $32 $0 $7 0$
Cross Country Skiing yes yes yes           $80 $40 $16 $8
Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Hunting yes yes   yes yes yes yes   $80 $40 $16 $8
Motorized Use (Operator) yes yes   yes yes yes yes yes $190 $95 $32 $16
Motorized Use (Passenger) yes yes   yes yes yes yes   $80 $40 $16 $8
*fees subject to change                        

 

Parking (please remember to display your valid parking pass)

Central Forest

  • Ganaraska Forest Centre, 10585 Cold Springs Camp Road (No unloading Off Road Vehicles,  Snowmobiles or Horses )
  • Horse Trailer Lot, 10th Line Hope (1 km east of Cold Springs Camp Road) Horse trailer Parking Only

West Forest

  • P2, Boundary Road (1.5 km east of HWY 115)
  • P6, Corner of Porter Road and Sandaraska Road (Additional dedicated Horse Trailer Parking)
  • P7, Carscadden Road (1km north of Conession Road 8)

East Forest

  • P5,  10th Line Port Hope (1.5 km west of County Road 10)

Ganaraska Forest Centre (GFC)

  • Public washrooms and showers available in the small building with a blue door at GFC.  
  • ORV’s (ATVs and off-road motorcycles) are not permitted to ride anywhere on Forest Centre grounds.  
  • Ganaraska Forest Centre ORV parking area is located just north of the main driveway into the GFC. (no unloading ORV’s, no highway vehicle parking in this lot)
  • Horses are not permitted on GFC grounds.  Equestrians visiting the GFC must use the provided.