There’s more than one way to get out and enjoy the bush. Walk, hike, snowshoe, bike, ride, or sled.
Whatever you choose, we have a trail for that !
### John Street, Eganville
The John Egan Geo Heritage Trail is just across the river from McRae Park and beside the fully fenced Dog Park. This short walking trail is aproximately 1 km of fossils, examples of multiple types of rock, an old limestone quarry, and river views. There's very information signage to explain all the little wonders you'll find, but for even more information see the Bonnechere Museum
Easy to Moderate
2065 Bulger Road, Eganville
Hikers can enjoy relaxing, scenic trails at Shaw Woods free of charge, all year round. This 160 hectare site boasts 50 hectares of old growth forest, 12km of trails spread out on both sides of Snake River, and educational signage all along the routes guarantees you this will be a memorable experience. Learn about flora, fauna, how a forest grows, forest critters and how human influence can impact woodlands
Up to 30KM
12560 Highway 60, Golden Lake
DECCT offer woods, wetlands, lakes, wildlife and one of the best views of Golden Lake and the Bonnechere Valley from the top of Sauers Mountain. DECCT landsape includes everything from steep climbs and challenging trails on rocky outcrops to easy strolls through oak forests. Best of all, you can rent a cabin or pitch a tent and stay long enough to explore all 30km. For those that just want a trail day pass, pop $10 in the hollow log at the parking lot, and set off for a day hike.
Intersection of Tramore Road and Kilby Road
Trailhead is not obvious, but trail begins directly behind the Kilby Road sign on the east side of Tramore Road
The steep, rocky climb is totally worth it for the view of Golden Lake, Bonnechere River and Round Lake. Mid-way up the trail smooths out, footing becomes easier and snowshoeing is possible. This trail is open year round and particularly spectacular in the fall. Trail is marked with pink tape on trees. There are multiple offshoot trails if you feel like exploring the crown land on the mountain.
5km to 80km
Easy to Advanced
Major Access Points with Parking include:
12752 Highway 60, Golden Lake
### Round Lake Road
The Pakkotinna Trail system has it all. This is a complex wilderness area, home to everything from large animals to the most delicate wildflowers. The trails feature steep hills, lakes, geological wonders, rough campsites, wildlife, and an amazing view from the Deacon aka Sauer's Mountain Lookout. The trail system is long and varied, so there’s something for everyone from easy to advanced trails. Using multiple access points, you can spend as much or as little time exploring the trails as you like.
Hikers and Bikers: A word of warning here, the trail markers are set up for motorized travellers, not hikers and bikers, so they are spaced farther out than a standard hiking trail. There are also minor trails and private trails crisscrossing the main routes. You will require basic navigation skills to feel confident on the trail. See the RCATV system map here for a quick overveiw. Be ready for intermediate to advanced sections on every loop. Most of the area is Crown Land, but the trails do cut through a few private lands and hunt camps. Please respect private property. The trail up to the Deacon aka Sauer's Mountain Lookout is one of the most popular trails in the area.
ATV: An OFATV trail pass is required on the Pakkotinna and all Renfrew County ATV Club trails. You can buy your trail pass here. This is one of 6 interconnected trail systems the club maintains in Renfrew County and South Algonquin. Its the volunteers that make all of this happen, so give them a smile and a wave when you see them on the trails.
Sleds: Trail passes are required. The Pakkotinna trails are maintained by volunteers from the BonnTrae Snowmobile Club The B101A and the B102 are popular trails through the Pakkotinna, connecting riders to Eganville and the surrounding small towns, amenities, and days of riding including the Round Algonquin Park (RAP) tour .
The Renfrew County ATV Club makes it easy for you to explore over 1000 kms of networked trail systems and trail routes, built on a foundation of over 300km of connecting abandoned rail lines. Trails are accessible for all technicality and experience levels and 90% SXS-friendly. RCATV trails cut through muddy wetlands, shaded forests, majestic look-outs and shimmering lakes. Its all accessible from right here in Eganville. Get on a trail and ride for as many hours, or days, as you like. The club's interactive map is an excellent resource for all explorers. Hotels, gas stations, food, parking lots, camping, its all on the map.
The Eganville Sno-Drifters club volunteers keep the trails in and around town in perfect sledding shape.
The Sno-Drifters also cooperate with the Township of North Algona Wilberforce to host the annual Bonnechere Cup. Pro racers, vintage sleds and ATVs all get their chance to speed down the icy oval track. The Bonnechere Cup is part of the the ProStar Cup Tour so the racing is guaranteed to be hot! We welcome the largest crowd of race fans you'll find anywhere in Ontario. Definitely the most popular ticket in town
The volunteers of the BonnTrae Snowmobile Club lay down the white pavement for riders west of Eganville, across the ice of Golden Lake, and up to Algonquin Park border.
The clubs are just two of 15 that combine into Snow Country Region OFSC District 6. They maintain just a part of the 2850km of super sledding trails available in our district