WE HAVE 2 MEETING POINTS for Vista and Orchard Trails.Please confirm which one you will use by referring to the note in the guided walk descriptions.
Twyn Rivers trailhead:
55 Twyn Rivers Drive, Toronto
From Highway 401 or Kingston Road westbound:
Exit Meadowvale Road northbound. Turn right at Sheppard Avenue East, left at Twyn Rivers Drive. Drive across 2 bridges and park at the designated Twyn Rivers Parking Area. There is no roadside parking.
From Pickering and the east via Highway 401:
Exit Kingston Rd/Sheppard Av. E. Head westbound on Kingston Road and turn right at Sheppard Avenue East, then right at Twyn Rivers Drive. Drive across 2 bridges and park at the designated Twyn Rivers Parking Area. There is no roadside parking.
From Pickering via Kingston Road:
Head westbound on Kingston Road and turn right at Sheppard Avenue East, then right at Twyn Rivers Drive. Drive across 2 bridges and park at the designated Twyn Rivers Parking Area. There is no roadside parking.
From Highway 407/Markham:
Zoo Road Trailhead (please note, parking fees may apply effective May 2013):
Exit at Markham-Pickering Townline southbound. South of Steeles Avenue East, road turns into Scarborough-Pickering Townline. Keep going southbound. Turn left at Finch Avenue East. Turn right at Altona Road southbound. Turn right at Twyn Rivers Drive, parking lot entrance for Twyn Rivers Area will be on your left down the hill. There is no roadside parking.
Roadside parking area near Pearse House/Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Road at Zoo Road - follow signs for Rouge Valley Conservation Centre (click for map)
Driving north on Meadowvale: head north past Sheppard, and take the ramp leading to Toronto Zoo. As the ramp approaches traffic lights, the road divides. Take the right divide, and drive into the open parking area.
Driving south on Meadowvale: follow signs for Toronto Zoo main parking, taking a ramp leading to an overpass. Turn left to take the overpass, past the traffic lights and into the open parking area.
Parking is free. Porta Pottie is at the Orchard/Cedar trailhead, a 16 minute return walk from the meeting point. All walks will pass this porta pottie on the way out or on the way back.
PLEASE: use the roadway parking, and not the small lot set aside for the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre staff and volunteers.
TTC: Bus 85 (from Don Mills Subway or Rouge Hill GO Station) or 86 (from Kennedy Subway) via Toronto Zoo. Please check TTC seasonal schedules for these routes to help plan your journey, as branches and days of service change. Once you are heading up Meadowvale on your bus, get off at the stop up the ramp off Meadowvale before the traffic lights (i.e. before the bus turns to go to the Zoo itself). Walk east about 1 minute to see the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre/Pearse House.
Meeting Point for Cedar Trail:
Cedar North Trailhead, Meadowvale Road north of Old Finch Av.
Driving north on Meadowvale: head north past Sheppard, past the Toronto Zoo. At Old Finch, the road narrows for a one-lane bridge. Cross the bridge and park carefully and safely on the roadside. Driveways are on this road; please keep them clear. Parking is limited; please note there is no promise of parking.
Driving south on Meadowvale: from Plug Hat Road, turn onto Meadowvale. Park on the north side of the bridge in a safe and appropriate spot. Driveways are on this road; please keep them clear. Parking is limited; please note there is no promise of parking.
Driving from Reesor Road/Old Finch: Head south on Reesor Road to Old Finch. Turn left onto Old Finch, then left on Meadowvale. The road narrows for a one-lane bridge. Cross the bridge and park carefully and safely on the roadside. Driveways are on this road; please keep them clear. Parking is limited; please note there is no promise of parking.
Meeting Point for Mast Trail:
Glen Rouge Campground Parking Area, 7450 Kingston Road between Sheppard Ave. East and Altona Road (click for map)
Parking is free. Porta Pottie at the trailhead.
TTC: Bus 85 from Don Mills Subway or Rouge Hill GO Station. Get off at Port Union Road/Sheppard Av. E. for Kingston Road north side and walk east to the campground on Kingston Road.
Meeting Point for Woodland Trail:
19 Reesor Road, south of Steeles Av. East (click for map)
Parking is free. Porta Pottie at meeting point.
Meeting Point for Glen Eagles Vista:
Parking lot at 7 Twyn Rivers Drive, immediately off of Sheppard Av. East, just east of the Jaffray Chinese Alliance Church, east of Meadowvale Road. Look for the Rouge Park flag and City of Toronto Parks sign.
Meeting Point for Rouge Marsh/Beach:
Rouge Marsh/Beach Parking Area, at the bottom of Rouge Hills Drive, at the eastern end of Lawrence Av. E. (click for map)
Meet in the main parking lot by the base of the walkway that leads over the Rouge River. When the parking lot is closed, meet at the top of the driveway close to the corner of Rouge Hills Drive and Lawrence Av. East.
Parking is free. Washrooms open May to Labour Day.
TTC: 54 Lawrence East to Starspray Blvd., then walk approx. 300 metres east to the entrance.
Bus 85 Sheppard to Rouge Hills GO Station, then transfer to the 54 Lawrence East to Starspray Blvd., and walk about 300 metres east to the entrance.
Meeting Point for Rouge Hill GO station:
Rouge Hills GO station, Lawrence Av. East at East Av. Look for more specific meeting point details for the walk you're joining in the walk description.
Parking is free. Washrooms available, please be courteous as we are not full GO customers.
TTC: 54 Lawrence East or 85 Sheppard East to Rouge Hills GO Station.
Meeting Point for Colonel Danforth Park/Highland Creek walks:
Colonel Danforth Park, main parking lot, Highland Creek Trail, south of Kingston Road. Use this map link for driving and walking once you get off the bus.
Parking is free. Washrooms available in warm months.
TTC: 86 Scarborough
From Sheppard Av. East/Meadowvale: get off at Kingston Road at Military Trail, and with caution cross Kingston Road to the south side and walk down the park road.
From Kennedy Station: get off at the stop immediately at the park entrance before the Highland Creek Overpass, cross the grass verge and down the park road.
38 Highland Creek
From Rouge Hill GO Station: Get off at St Dunstan Of Canterbury Church on the west side of the Highland Creek Overpass and walk west to the top of the park road.
From Scarborough Centre Station: get off at the stop by the Royal Canadian Legion, and walk west to the park road and entrance.
Once you are on the park road, keep going to the parking lot, about 7 minutes' walking crossing over the creek.
If the entrance gate is closed: park at the top of the park entrance or on Colonel Danforth Drive, do not block the gate. Do not walk down: meet at the gate.
You can also reach the Park via GO train and bus:
Rouge Hills GO station on the Lakeshore East line is walking distance from the Beach and Marsh, and connects to TTC route 85.
GO bus 94 via Oshawa and Yorkdale connects to TTC route 85 on Kingston Rd. at Port Union/Sheppard.
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