Albion Hills

16500, Hwy 50, Bolton
Posted on January 7, 2019 / 18057
Albion Hills
Note : Popular
X-Ski km : 26
Skate km : 7
Snowshoe km : 2
Skill Level : Easy, Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain : large hills, wide paths, steep sections, bridges, open fields, flat sections
Facilities : parking, chalet, warming huts, toilets/outhouse, change rooms, drinking water, food close by, trailhead map, good trail signage, trails maintained, track set, pro shop, gear rentals
Trail Fee : yes at gate

Length – 26 km

Cross-Country track set   26 km
Skate Skiing  groomed  7 km
Snowshoe  trail  2 km

Skill – All levels

Terrain – lots of variety, hilly with straight flats

Hours – 9am – 4:00 pm, and to 5 pm in Feb. March

Fee –  Adult $15, Child $9, Family pass $40

Trail Map – paper map at gate, map at trailhead and numbered posts

Facilities – parking, chalet, cafeteria, rentals, toboggan hill, ice rink

Highlights – scenic, lookouts, Sugar Shack,  visit Bolton for dinner

Phone –  905 880 0227

Website – TRCA , Facebook

Current Conditions 

Similar Trails – Highland NordicHardwoodWasaga

Local Clubs – TrakkersHalton Outdoor Club,  High Park Ski Club

Directions – from Toronto, drive north 9km past Bolton on Hwy 50 until you see the entrance to Albion Hills Conservation Area on your left. Follow signs to camping area, park at far end by chalet.

Albion Hills Conservation Area is likely the best all-round spot to Cross-Country and Skate ski for someone from Toronto.

A rather varied wooded area, Albion Hills has interesting loops passing a Sugar Shack, lookouts, over bridges, by streams and through mixed forests and pine stands.

The trails are well-marked with plenty of route options. Ski my favourite: the Red trail 8.6 km and/or the Blue trail 5.5km, and you will likely get your fill.

There is a separate challenging Black 7 km Skate ski loop, not track set, which is not easy. As the name implies it is hilly and fields in sections can potentially have nasty winds.

Snowshoeing and Fatbikes are permitted on this trail too. No worries, it will not get busy.

For beginnersAlbion is not the best place on your first day.  There are not a lot of easy loops with gentle hills to get you started, but the beginner Green 1.8 km trail is flat.

Otherwise you will need to know how to climb, turn and stop or else it’s no fun.

The chalet is large and a nice place to hang out to eat your lunch or buy one.

If good snow falls it will keep the seasoned Nordic skiers happy with plenty of well-groomed trails to try.

The only issue here is that the mild winters we are getting may leave it icy or even closed (being south and close to warmer air from Lake Ontario). So check the conditions.

The prices are fair and the rental dept. is always busy. Being so close to Toronto it can get crowded on good weather weekends.

A great place on a sunny day for family and friends to get out and enjoy the snow and crisp air, whatever you do.

Opening Hours
  • Monday :9 am - 4 pm (open everyday to 5 pm in Feb. and March)
  • Tuesday :9 am - 4 pm
  • Wednesday :9 am - 4 pm
  • Thursday :9 am - 4 pm
  • Friday :9 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday :9 am - 4 pm
  • Sunday :9 am - 4 pm

Albion Winter Trail Map

Albion Black Trail Skate / Snowshoe Map

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