Carp Barrens Trail

Carp Barrens Trail in Ottawa: Trail Report

Carp Barrens Trail in Ottawa: Trail Report

Suggested Stops

Important Insights

TWO VERY IMPORTANT NOTES: 1) No dogs permitted due to the fragile flora and ongoing conservation efforts. 2) Trail is closed yearly during the spring/summer. "The trail is closed seasonally each year to protect Species at Risk nesting turtles and birds. Trail closure runs from the first Tuesday after Victoria Day in May through August 15 inclusive. We ask people to respect the trail closure and other conservation measures to keep the area special for future generations."

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) people.⁠ It is important as avid hikers and stewards of the land, to acknowledge and understand the full story our surroundings along with the people that care for her, both past and present. As sourced from, if there are corrections please send to

Land Management

Carp Barrens is managed by

GPS Coordinates

45.386163, -76.074603

Street Address

Thomas A. Dolan Pkwy, Carp, ON K0A 1L0



Limited parking on the narrow road shoulder only (approx 10-12 vehicles max)

Cell Reception



Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

August - May only. Open dawn to dusk daily. See 'Important Insights'.

Trail Map

Available from Carp Hills.


Located at the parking area. Two main trailheads, 1st at 850m, 2nd 1.5km past the 1st.

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Cell Reception




Trail Description

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