Glebe Park

end of College Dr., Haliburton
Posted on January 3, 2018 / 2750
Glebe Park
Note : EPIC
X-Ski km : 13
Skate km : 13
Snowshoe km : 5
Skill Level : Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain : large hills, narrow paths, steep sections, tight turns, flat sections
Facilities : parking, chalet, food close by, trailhead map, good trail signage, trails maintained, track set, night skiing
Trail Fee : Yes

Length – 13 km
Cross Country track set   – 13 km
Skate Skiing  groomed  – 13  km
Snowshoe  trail –  5 km 

Skill – Intermediate and Advancedfor seasoned skiers, not much for a beginner level.

Terrain – Numerous medium to large sized hills, some steep with tight turns, one way trails

Hours – Daylight hours, small loop at night is lit

Fee – Adult $13, youth $8, under 6 free  – snowshoe $5, pay box at the gate

Trail Map  – Map board at trailhead, good signage on trail loops

Facilities –  Parking, ski clubhouse, museum, college next door may be open for washroom

Highlights – Quiet, 1.5km lit for night skiing, lookout, racing, outdoor sculptures, eats, lodging in Haliburton

Phone – none

Website – Municipality of Dysart et al

Current Conditions

Similar Trails – Highlands Nordic, Opeongo Hills, Natkkertok

Local Clubs – Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trail & Ski Assoc.

Access – In the town of Haliburton take Industrial Park Rd. off of Hwy 21, left on College Drive to the end, the parking lot is on left.

Glebe Park Nordic trails are one of the hardest and quickest set of ski loops in southern Ontario.

Very close to the town of Haliburton, this is a great spot for any experienced Cross Country or Skate skier.

Many of the sections are challenging in a good way. Lots of variety and options to extend or shorten your route. Trails are never busy, well-groomed and marked.

Here you will find some fine hilly tracks out in the peaceful wilderness. Be ready for 10 – 20 metre climbs and descents with quick turns and steep fast sections if the snow is fast. Because of this, trails are all one way.

For the beginner, there is little here to practice on. Only one small loop is used for night skiing. Otherwise, you may be doing too many walks on those “scary” hills and where’s the fun in that?

The back end of the loops can be rather lonely so be prepared and give yourself time to ski back. (I once broke a binding here and had to ski 7 km back on one ski!)

There may still be a connecting trail to other trail systems west of this park for more skiing…right to the Pinestone Inn…check first

Snowshoeing can be done on 5 km of independent trail, with now 6 loops. The yellow trail  1 km goes around south behind Fleming College and past the Sculpture Garden which has some quirky outdoor installations.

Other Snowshoe loops start from behind the Haliburton Museum, where one can get a free set of shoes to use.

There are few amenities here but the town of Haliburton is just on the other side of the lake.

The museum or clubhouse may be open.  Typically it’s an honour system to pay your trail fee.

Avid skiers will find Glebe’s challenges, fun and a good workout, having some of the largest hills in Ontario, similar to Horseshoe.

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Opening Hours
  • Monday :Daylight hours + 1.5 km night skiing loop
  • Tuesday :Daylight hours + 1.5 km night skiing loop
  • Wednesday :Daylight hours + 1.5 km night skiing loop
  • Thursday :Daylight hours + 1.5 km night skiing loop
  • Friday :Daylight hours + 1.5 km night skiing loop
  • Saturday :Daylight hours + 1.5 km night skiing loop
  • Sunday :Daylight hours + 1.5 km night skiing loop

Glebe Park Nordic Trails

Glebe snowshoe trail map

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