1 Denis Ave, Naughton
Posted on December 2, 2018 / 2715
Location : Northern Ontario
Note : EPIC
X-Ski km : 23
Skate km : 23
Snowshoe km : 10
Skill Level : Easy, Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain : small hills, large hills, wide paths, steep sections, 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, gear rentals
Trail Fee : yes

Length –   23 km
Cross Country track set   – 23 km
Skate Skiing  groomed  –  23km
+ night skiing – 3 km
Snowshoe  trail –  10 km

Skill – all levels

Terrain – flat sections, rolling hills, a few steep short sections

Hours – 9 – 4 pm daily, night skiing till 9 pm

Fee – 
$15 adult, $7 snowshoe or less

Trail Map – well signed

Facilities – parking, clubhouse snacks, rentals of skis and snowshoes

Highlights – scenic lookouts, quiet, birch trees, night skiing

Phone – 705 692 2321

Website – Walden Cross Country Fitness Club

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Similar Trails – Capreol, BioSki, Windy Lake

Local Clubs –   Walden on  Facebook,  Laurentian Nordic

Access – north of the town of Naughton west of Sudbury, off of Hwy 55, take St. Louis St. then left on Dennis Ave to the end.

The Walden trail system (recently changed from Naughton)  just west of Sudbury, is the most established set of ski loops in the area.

A well-used set of Nordic trails with plenty of variety and many separate snowshoe tracks too.

The area is scenic and has a few lookouts on the backside of the hill loops.

Beautiful white birch trees are everywhere with rock outcrops on the top of the hill offering a view if you can hike to them (when the snow is not too deep).

The paths are wide and corners are gradual for beginners and skate skiers.

This trail system has two distinct sections, the easy flat loops at the base of the hill beyond the clubhouse and then the hilly loops on the north mound.

There is an even split for all skill levels for Nordic skiers to find plenty of enjoyment for a day’s outing. Night skiing is offered till 9 pm weeknights on 3 km of the easy trails.

There are many snowshoeing trails with quite a few kilometres – 10 km.

Likely too much to do in one visit. I would suggest the hill trails for more of a challenge and the nice views.

Opening Hours
  • Monday :9 am - 9 pm
  • Tuesday :9 am - 9 pm
  • Wednesday :9 am - 9 pm
  • Thursday :9 am - 9 pm
  • Friday :9 am - 9 pm
  • Saturday :9 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday :9 am - 5 pm

Naughton Nordic Ski trail map


Naughton Snowshoe trail map

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