Raise your hand if you are in serious need of a little leg stretching after being stuck inside quarantining for the past three months. Yeah, us too. Well, if you’re looking for a place to go, this is the list for you. There are some super beautiful hiking trails just outside the city that we know you’re dying to check out. So pack up a water bottle and some hiking shoes and pile in the car. You’ve got some outside-the-city sights to see.

Now before we get too far, keep in mind that some of these trails may have limited access and amenities due to COVID-19. Be sure to research beforehand and, as always, stay safe!

Here are 8 of the most beautiful hikes to check out near Toronto.


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Don’t let the name of this trail scare you away. You probably won’t spot a rattlesnake while hiking at this spot. But what you will see is a gorgeous view from the lookout point. Seriously, the greenery for miles is a sight for sore eyes. Especially after being stuck in the city for so long.

Distance from Toronto: 63 KM (about a 50 minute drive)


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You’ll find waterfalls and cliffs galore at this gorgeous trail. Plus, it’s in Hamilton. Which is a super easy drive to and from the city. Ahh, can’t you just feel the fresh air from here?

Distance from Toronto: 72 KM (about an hour drive)


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You don’t even have to leave the city to feast your eyes on this incredible view! Scarborough Bluffs are located in, well, Scarborough. And it’s super accessible via the TTC. So get on out there today and gaze at the stunning sights of Lake Ontario.

Distance from Toronto: In Scarborough, 19 KM from Downtown Toronto


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This pretty trail in Markham will take you through some gorgeous spots of nature. There are rivers, waterfalls, and valleys. Seriously, parts of this place look like they’re right out of a fairy tale.

Distance from Toronto: 33 KM (about 30 minutes)


hiking toronto This nearby trail has some of the coolest rock formations and waterfalls you can find. It’s the perfect place to get lost for a day. So get on out there!

Distance from Toronto: 87 KM (about 1 hour)


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You can go chasing waterfalls when you head to this incredible spot. Make sure you pack a swim suit to do some wading along the trail!

Distance from Toronto: 65 KM (about 45 minutes)


hiking torontoThis spot sports some gorgeous greenery and even better views. You’ll practically feel like one with nature when you go hiking here.

Distance from Toronto: 62 KM (about 50 minutes)


hiking torontoSo this one might be the further from the city, but we promise it’s worth the drive. Not only will you get a view of a gorgeous waterfall. But you’ll also get to visit a historical mill. This place is seriously breathtaking, so we recommend bringing a camera to your visit.

Distance from Toronto: 114 KM (about an hour and 15 minutes)

So get out there and see those sights, people! The fresh air will have you feeling good as new!