Moosewoods

Hwy 14, Haliburton
Posted on February 2, 2018 / 2823
Moosewoods
Listing Type : Cross Country Ski / Skate Ski
X-Ski km : 15
Skate km : 15
Snowshoe km : none
Skill Level : Easy, Intermediate
Terrain : small hills, wide paths, gentle hills, flat sections
Facilities : parking, warming huts, toilets/outhouse, change rooms, trailhead map, good trail signage, trails maintained, track set
Trail Fee : yes

Length –  15  km

Cross Country track set   – 15 km
Skate Skiing  groomed  – 15 km
Snowshoe  trail –   none

Skill – easy to intermediate

Terrain –  wide trails, flat sections, rolling hills, nothing too steep

Hours – Daylight hours

Fee – Adult pass $ 13, under 22 yrs. $ 8 –self registration, cash only, exact change.

Trail Map – well signed maps at junctions, no paper map

Facilities – parking, warming cabins, outhouses

Highlights – scenic, wilderness, quiet

Phone – none

Website –  Haliburton Nordic Ski Club

Current Conditions  – Twitter

Similar Trails –   Twin LakesMassie HillBracebridge NCR

Local Clubs –   Haliburton Nordic Ski Club

Access –   2552 Haliburton County Road hwy 14 on the way to Eagle Lake. Park on north side of road, gate and trail across the road.

For a change of scenery, Moosewoods offers Nordic skiers a few loops in cottage country. Well run by a local club this location is a favourite easy ski with rolling hills on wide trails.

Skate skiing is popular here as there are few steep climbs and the paths are wide for doing your thing.

As for track set classic nordic skiing…well that depends on the snow base and efforts of the club maintenance crew. Check their Twitter feed to be certain.

The layout is basically two 5 km loops joined together with two additional shortcuts. The closer yellow trail being the most hilly (for that extra burn). The scenery is all mixed forest with no outstanding features.

Trails are two-way, so stick to the right side everyone! I found that tricky with fast skate skiers coming at me around bends.

There are no snowshoe trails anymore and please no walking or dogs on the loops.

You will find two old rustic, charming warming cabins to use for changing and eating your lunch.  The first just beyond the turn after the maintenance/ office buildings at the gate. The other by the Roly Poly trail junction.

There is an outhouse and a large parking lot across the highway from the gate and that’s it for services. So bring whatever food, water you need as Haliburton is the closest town with amenities, 8 km away.

This is a typical pleasant ski in the woods of Ontario. It should make for a good outing, though check if they are open. When I dropped by to ski and shoot these photos they were closed due to it being too cold at – 20C .

Opening Hours
  • Monday :Daylight hours
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  • Sunday :Daylight hours

Moose woods ski trail map

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