Depot Lakes Conservation Area Trail Report

Depot Lakes Conservation Area Trail Report

Quite Conservation uses Avenza Maps that you can download for free and track your hike. More information available from Avenza Maps.

Suggested Stops

The grocery store (Foodland) in Verona is well stocked if you need to pick up snacks, water, etc. Frontenac Provincial Park and Gould Lake Conservation Area are also nearby. If traveling north up to Hwy 7, stop at Cardinal Cafe and Shop in Sharbot Lake (Closed on Sundays, check online for hours).

Important Insights

As per Quinte Conservation "Trails are closed every year from mid-October to mid-November as neighbouring properties allow hunting activities. We remind visitors that hunting is not permitted on campsites or trails." Note that Depot Lakes Conservation Area trails are mostly well marked, but it is easy to get turned around in sections and navigation skills are recommended. Poison Ivy in area, do not wonder off trail. Trails are not maintained in the winter.

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Mississauga, and Wendake-Nionwentsïo people.⁠ It is important as avid hikers and stewards of the land, to acknowledge and understand the full story of 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

Depot Lakes Conservation Area is managed by the Quinte Conservation Authority.

GPS Coordinates

44.54389, -76.76907

Street Address

1662 2nd Lake Rd, Verona, ON K0H 2W0


Note that Second Lake Rd is a gravel/dirt road.


There are two medium parking lots.

Cell Reception



Washrooms located near main office.



Trail Details

Entrance Fee


Hours of Operation

Dec - Sep only. Open dawn to dusk daily. See 'Important Insights'.

Trail Map

Available from Quinte Conservation.


Multiple trailhead entry points, see trail map for reference.

Number of Trails


Total Distance (km)


Elevation Gain (m)


Cell Reception



Woodlands, Ponds


Hiking, Birding, Snowshoeing


Permitted on-leash.

Trail Description

The trails are as shown on the trail map. There are trail map markers at the major intersections - it is easy to get turned around on these trails! The trails are narrow, overgrown, and rugged. As with all Ontario trails, take tick precautions. There is poison ivy, do not wander off trail. Lookout Trail is 1.5kms long and boasts the main lookout over Second Depot Lake and a bench. Falls Loop trail (1.6kms) will bring you to Rowley's falls and rapids. Note the areas of portage if hiking multiple trails.

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