Oak Ridges Trail (ORT)

Canada Canada

Worth knowing

The Oak Ridges Trail runs for a length of 273 kilometers through Canada.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 14 days to walk the Oak Ridges Trail.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail you are self-sufficient.
But at irregular intervals (at least every few days) there is the possibility to buy food.
This needs to be planned accordingly and it can only be recommended to contact the aid stations and check the opening hours.

You can stay overnight in guesthouses/hotels along the way and on campsites.

Wild camping on the trail is a gray area As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Oak Ridges Trail

273 km
Elevation gain
2.500 m
Elevation loss
2.800 m
Highest Point
416 m
Lowest Point
140 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
273 km
2.500 m
2.800 m
416 m
140 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Oak Ridges Trail
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
  • on campsites
Solitude on the Oak Ridges Trail
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

The best time to hike the Oak Ridges Trail is:


Arrival to the Oak Ridges Trail

You will arrive via Lester B. Pearson International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus / Taxi. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Departure from the Oak Ridges Trail

Departure is via Lester B. Pearson International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Zu Fuß. Takes about 3 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Oak Ridges Trail

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