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Where to Meet and Park for Guided Walks

Walks meet at one of the following areas for our Toronto trails. Look for this meeting point sign or for your walk leader in Rouge Park shirt, hat and ID badge. Please note at the Rouge Marsh and Rouge Hill GO Station, there is no sign; please see the notes below for this meeting point. Please arrive about 10 minutes ahead of the start time. Unless stated otherwise, all walks start and finish at the same meeting point.

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Parking in summer is in high demand and spaces are very limited in some locations. Please try to carpool, use TTC where it links to the walk or get to your walk at least 15 minutes ahead of the start time if not more.
Due to the locations of some meeting points in the interior of the park, we apologize that our Twyn Rivers, Woodland and Cedar North meeting points do not have direct transit links, and walking from transit to a meeting point may not be feasible.
Click on the meeting point location of your walk for driving, parking and transit details.
  • Zoo Road (outside the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre)
  • Twyn Rivers parking lot
  • Glen Rouge
  • Cedar trail, north trailhead
  • Woodland
  • Rouge Beach
  • Waterfront trail from the GO station


  • Twyn Rivers Parking Lot:
    MEET BY THE ORCHARD TRAIL SIGN BY THE LARGE MAP BOARD
    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:
    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.

    We apologize, but there is no direct transit link to this meeting point.

    Zoo Road Trailhead (on the east side of Meadowvale, opposite the Toronto Zoo): 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 restricted until September, and paid parking may be enforced by the Toronto Zoo. Please be mindful of this if you use this trailhead.
    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: when parking at this trailhead, 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. Get off at the stop BEFORE the Zoo, at the top of the ramp next to the overpass. 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.

    Cedar Trail North trailhead:
    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.

    We apologize, but there is no direct transit link to this meeting point.

    Glen Rouge:
    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.

    Woodland Trail:
    19 Reesor Road, southeast corner of Reesor Road and Steeles Av. East (click for map)

    Parking is free. Porta Pottie at meeting point.

    We apologize, but there is no direct transit link to this meeting point.

    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.

    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.

    You can also reach the Park via GO train and bus and Durham Region Transit:
    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.

    DRT Routes 900 and 923 connect to TTC route 85 on Kingston Rd. at Port Union/Sheppard.

    All these routes will help you get to the Glen Rouge Campground for the Mast trail and connect to TTC for the Rouge Beach/Marsh by getting off at Kingston Road at Port Union/Sheppard and following the directions above for those areas.

    Have a question? Drop us a line at hike@rougepark.com or call 905 713 3184. We can get back to you between Monday and Thursday.


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