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Hike Info

N43.86060 W79.66856 at Huntington Rd and Kirby Rd on road parking.

7.0 km

3 h at leisurely pace including lunch

Easy on undulating terrain

148 m

Gentle undulating terrain with flat sections and alternate paths for a couple of steep hills. Expect to see evidence of horses on some of the trails.

on road parking on deadend road.


At waypoint (008) where you can sit on a large flat table rock

09 Oct 2016 12 Oct 2016



You may shorten or lengthen the hike along the Humber. I went as far as (013) but the trail goes further although I don't know how far it goes.



The Site

The Nashville Conservation Reserve

The Nashville Conservation Reserve is a large TRCA-owned property located in the Region of York. Because of its size and significant ecological value, the property is an integral part of Toronto and Region Conservation’s natural heritage system.

Part of the Humber River watershed, and located within the municipalities of King and Vaughan, the Nashville Conservation Reserve is approximately 2,225 acres in size.

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Toronto and Region Conservation staff are currently working with community members to build trails through the reserve, which will provide the general public with greater access to this beautiful property.

Hiking trails have been located within this NRMT site for many years. The Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association  (HVHTA) currently has a trail use agreement with TRCA  for two trail loops within NRMT.  These trail sections are  extremely valued within the community and the expansion of HVHTA hiking trails to approximately 12.4 km will  provide users with a similar experience throughout the property.

Some trails are designated for horses and hikers and others for hikers alone but there is evidence of horses on all of the trails that I have hiked. Hopefully this will change with future development of the site when more trails are put into use for a variety of uses.

Near the historic bow string bridge built in 1923 is an “older growth” forest featuring a number of giant sugar maples, red oaks, hemlocks and beech trees dating from pioneer days and earlier. This patch of older growth forest is one of many small forest stands within Nashville CR that are remnants of the ancient forest which has survived and adapted over the past 10,000 years since last Ice Age in Southern Ontario (some selective logging occurred in pioneer days).

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