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Oxtongue Rapids Trail

Oxtongue Rapids Trail

Map (1pg/290KB)

Closest Community: Dwight

Access to trail:

From the intersection of Hwy 35 and Hwy 60 in Dwight, follow Hwy 60 east 2 km to Oxtongue Rapids Park Road. Turn right and follow this paved road 1 km; at this point the road becomes a narrow gravel road. Proceed 2 km to the monument in Oxtongue Rapids Park.

Distance (km):

2 km

Total # of steps:

2500

Difficulty:

 (easy, moderate, difficult)

Difficult
Trail Description:

Caution: this trail follows the shore of a fast moving river with rocky slopes to the rivers edge. Parents must keep small children close at all times. From the monument, travel west along the trail to the left of the road you arrived on. At times the trail will follow the road itself as it comes quite close to the river. Trail length is about 1 km or 1250 steps one way. Return the same way or follow the road back to the monument. This is one of the most beautiful spots in Muskoka, so relax and enjoy. Picnic facilities are available.

This rugged terrain highlights natural grown forest, has a steep incline and a steep descent, and is meant for a good nature walk. Its untouched perimeters lean the way to wildlife, birds, butterflies and nature. Share in the splendor of making the markers, and be sure to look up.

Volkssport Rating: 3C


Top: (L) Map at trail entrance - photo: Kelly Stronks, (R) Fall colour rapids - photo: Debbie Bradley
Middle: (L) photo: Debbie Bradley, (M) photo: Karen Piovaty, (R) Oxtongue Rapids Park Rd - photo: Matt Henderson
Bottom: (L) Hunter's Bridge, photo: Kelly Stronks

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