With two waterfalls, scenic volcanic outcroppings, a variety of hiking trails, several pleasant picnic areas, and abundant open space, Wildwood Park is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the nearby city.
Highlights along the way:
Oak Grove – picnic site
76 Steps Trail
Gold Canyon Trail
About Wildwood Fort: Built in 1967 it was torn down in 2009 as an “attractive nuisance.” If you were a kid growing up in TO it was paradise. For a bit of fort history visit the HWD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hikingwithdean/permalink/816948415074345/
For you stairs fans: Did you know Wildwood has a trail with 76 steps?
There will be a couple of creek crossings on this hike. We might get our feet wet on one of them — you’ve been warned!
Hike is appx 7 miles with 1500 ft total ascent and is rated MEDIUM. See hike ratings guide: https://www.meetuphikes.com/hike-rating-guide/
There is potable water at the picnic grounds so you don’t have to carry enough for entire hike
Most of the elevation gain occurs during 2nd half of hike after picnic
Take either Lynn Rd or the 23 to Avenida de los Arboles. Turn west and drive (0.6 miles from Lynn Rd) to the Wildflower Playfield. Turn right on Canna St then left into parking lot.
There are 3 bathrooms along our route