If you’re anything like me then getting your steps in is a daily ritual! Why not shake up your daily walk with a little city escape without actually leaving the city? There are plenty of trails to explore right in Toronto and here’s where you can find them.

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Crothers Woods

Within the the Don River Valley, you’ll find Crothers Woods, an extensive forest habitat with approximately 10 kilometres of natural surface trails making this a great spot for hiking and biking.

The Crothers Woods also features the Cottonwood Flats with an industrial heritage that dates back to the early 1800s.

Today, its trails and lookouts provide access to restored natural features including a songbird meadow and native trees, shrubs and wildflowers.

Where: Crothers Woods Trail, 27 Redway Rd

Kay Gardner Beltline Trail

Kay Gardner Beltline Trail follows an old railway line from Allen Road south of Elm Ridge Drive west to Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

The park features 32 bike trails and water fountains making it nice spot to see some hidden green spaces right here in the city.

Where: Kay Gardner Beltline Park, 378 Mount Pleasant Rd

Highland Creek

The stunning trails of the Highland Creek in Scarborough are found in Morningside Park, linking to the Meadoway, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough and Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail!

Where: Morningside Park, 109 Kirker Ave

Taylor Creek Trail

Taylor Creek Park features an amazing trail that will have you forgetting you’re even in the city!

Taylor Creek Trail is accessible to bikers, hikers and animals meaning you can enjoy the sites of nature no matter how you want to spend the day.

Where: Taylor Creek Park, 260 Dawes Rd

Earl Bales Park

If you head to Earl Pales Park you’ll find more than just trails to explore.

This park also has a ski hill and an amphitheatre, too! So much to check out here.

Where: Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst St

Etobicoke Valley Park

How about a nice waterfront trail to stroll down?

Etobicoke Valley Park has just that! Within this park is a trail that runs along Etobicoke Creek, connecting to Marie Curtis Park and the Lake Ontario waterfront.

Where: Etobicoke Valley Park, 615 Horner Ave

Milkman’s Lane

This 300 metre-long trail in Rosedale enters the Don Valley from South Drive near Craigleigh Gardens Park, used by hikers, dog walkers, cyclists and joggers.

Where: Milkman’s Lane, 200 Pk Reservation Trl Dr

Happy trail exploring, Toronto!