Pinhey Forest Trails
With trails for all skill levels year round, Pinhey Forest is a popular hiking area, with 4mi (6km) of trails offering easy exploration for families in a natural forest setting – the towering conifers providing plenty of shade from the sun. The forest is also home to Ottawa’s only inland sand dune ecosystem, dating back 10,000 years, to the last ice age. Pinhey Forest is about 9mi (14km) from the city, behind the Nepean Sportsplex. Parking is available on Woodroffe Avenue.