Muskoka KOA

1083 Reay Road, R.R. #3 Gravenhurst
Posted on January 9, 2018 / 2574
Muskoka KOA
Listing Type : Cross Country Ski / Snowshoe
X-Ski km : 15
Skate km : none
Snowshoe km : yes, share trail
Skill Level : Easy, Intermediate
Terrain : small hills, narrow paths, open fields, flat sections
Facilities : parking, warming huts, toilets/outhouse, drinking water, food close by, trailhead map, good trail signage, trails maintained, track set, gear rentals
Trail Fee : yes

Length – 15 km

Cross-Country track set – 15 km
Skate Skiing  groomed  – none
Snowshoe trail –  none, shares the x-ski trails

Skill – Easy, Intermediate, good for beginners

Terrain – flat sections, rolling terrain, open fields

Hours – 10 – 5 pm daily

Fee – weekdays $5, weekends $10, kids seniors $2 less

Trail Map – well marked, ask for paper map

Facilities – parking, outhouses, 2 warming huts, snacks, rent and buy ski/snowshoe equipment

Highlights – scenic

Phone – 705-687-2333

Website – Muskoka KOA 

Current Conditions

Similar Trails – Bracebridge NRC , Seneca

Local Clubs – Arrowhead Nordic Ski ClubFive Winds Backcountry Ski Club

Directions –  Exit hwy 11 at the 175 ramp, drive up hwy 1 north that runs parallel to the main highway. Right on Reay Road a short way, parking lot/trails on south side and office is by the barn on the north side of the road.

Just north of Gravenhurst, off the main highway is Muskoka KOA. A quaint, secluded set of Nordic ski loops for the whole family to try. A perfect spot for a beginner looking to check out a winter sport.

This Nordic ski location is a busy spot in the summer with campers, but in the winter the cross-country ski trails are quiet, with few people and in a rather unknown location.

Much of what you may ski is popular trail for mountain bike riders (known as Buckwallow) and a golf course in the summer.

Most everything is pretty flat, with a few rolling inclines and easy to ski. There are no monster hills though the Burnt Pine and Mohawk trails on the back end are rated Intermediate.

The Boundary trail is rated Advanced, but was closed, so I cannot comment, but it should be more challenging.

There is a lovely open shelter on the far side before heading back to rest and eat a snack. If you head back on the Tamarack trail, it is an open flat ski over boggy ground so watch for open water if you bushwack.

The snowshoeing is not so good as you have to share the ski trail, which is not wide enough for both. A separate snowshoe trail should be cut and marked.

There are ski and snowshoe rentals at the office, plus a few snacks to buy.

A great spot for beginners, but if you are a seasoned skier these loops may seem too short and tame for you. Not much of a workout and few long descents to fly down, unfortunately.

Opening Hours
  • Monday :10 - 5 pm
  • Tuesday :10 - 5 pm
  • Wednesday :10 - 5 pm
  • Thursday :10 - 5 pm
  • Friday :10 - 5 pm
  • Saturday :10 - 5 pm
  • Sunday :10 - 5 pm

Muskoka KOA ski trail map

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