YRF North Tract

York Regional Forest – North Tract

It’s a beautiful sunshine-y morning and I’m out to explore more of the York Regional Forest along the North Tract!

YRF North Tract

This tract includes an accessible portion, so everyone can get outdoors here. Parking is just off of Highway 48, south of Davis Drive.

YRF North Tract

As per my usual, I started a perimeter route heading south toward Vivian Road. Originally, my plan was to also do the Mitchell and Scout tracks, which are just on the other side of Vivian Road at McCowan.

YRF North Tract

But North Tract didn’t exit out on that corner, and I’m not a big fan of road walking. Plus, it’s much cooler under the shade of these beautiful trees.

YRF North Tract

So I stayed inside North Tract instead. I’ll get the others another day. This tract is more than enough to explore for a day anyway, though I did miss a bunch of the inner trails. I guess I’ll have to re-visit this York Regional Forest tract too!

YRF North Tract

As with all perimeter routes, you get to deal with some traffic which kind of ruins the magic. But it’s not too terrible up in these parts.

YRF North Tract

The geese were thoroughly enjoying the water behind these trees. And horses on a passing trail not far from me. Most of the perimeter trails are single track and generally suited for those one foot. The inner trails are wider, and covered in sand. You’ll often see horses out here.

YRF North Tract

I didn’t take nearly as many photos on this hike as I usually do. Guess I was just enjoying my time out there. Oh, and running. Because it seemed like a good day to do some trail running.

YRF North Tract

You’ll have to visit to see it for yourself! I mean, unless you were planning on just living vicariously through me. But that really does seem all that interesting. (Sorry I’ll try to do better next time).

YRF North Tract

1hr 55mins
9.58km
162m elevation gain

About Mia

I'm a weekend warrior, escaping the bustle of Toronto by exploring a new trail in south central Ontario nearly every weekend. Hiking, camping, backpacking, crafting, baking and beer are a few things you'll find here.

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