Glen Major Forest

About the Trail

Moderate | Signed | Extremely Rugged | Narrow & Hilly Terrain

A slice of wilderness just one hour from Toronto, Glen Major showcases several headwater types, gigantic trees and a regenerated gravel pit. Rainwater falling on Glen Major filters through the sand and gravel of the Oak Ridges Moraine, replenishing groundwater reserves and feeding wetlands and streams. Duffins Creek flows from here through the Greenbelt to Lake Ontario, and is one of the healthiest watersheds in the region.


Grab your hiking gear and come explore the Greenbelt's beautiful, protected countryside.
  Hiking Itineraries

Tourism Info

Headwaters comprise a variety of permanent and temporary streams, springs and wetlands. Although often hidden, they make up the majority of streams in the Greenbelt. Headwaters play critical ecological roles: filtering and supplying clean drinking water to thousands of Ontarians; providing habitat for rare flora and fauna; and regulating water flow to reduce downstream flooding and erosion.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Ontario Headwaters