Here in Ottawa, we’re spoiled for choices when it comes to getting outdoors. With the Greenbelt all around us and Gatineau Park right across the river, it can’t get much easier to get outside and reap the benefits that come with spending time in nature!
BUT, life can get busy, and sometimes you don’t want to have to go too far to feel reconnected with nature.
The creators of Adventure Report have hiked (and written about!) almost every single trail there is to hike around Ottawa. Below, they’ve put together a list of the trails that are closest to Barrhaven!
Chapman Mills Conservation Area
Distance from Barrhaven: In Barrhaven!
Length of the Trail: 3 kilometers
Distance from Barrhaven: 8 kilometers
Length of Trail 31: 3.8 kilometers
Length of Trail 32: 3 kilometers
Distance from Barrhaven: 12 kilometers
Length of the Sarsaparilla Trail: 0.8 kilometers
Length of the Jack Pine Trail: 2.25 kilometers
Length of the Lime Kiln Trail: 4 kilometers
Length of the Beaver and Chipmunk Trails: 1.8 kilometers
The Old Quarry Trail
Distance from Barrhaven: 16 kilometers
Length of the Sarsaparilla Trail: 5.7 kilometers
The Jock River
Technically, the Jock River isn’t a hiking trail. But it’s an awesome paddling route. And it’s right in Barrhaven!Distance from Barrhaven: In Barrhaven!
Length of the Route: 18.5 kilometers (starting from Richmond)
Adventure Report publishes new trail reports weekly, highlighting great hikes to take in and around the Capital Region. If you’re looking for inspiration to get outdoors more often, follow them on Instagram (@adventurereport) or check out their website- www.adventurereport.ca.