Gun Creek Trail in Lanark County Community Forest:Trail Report

The Lanark County Community Forest trail is also known as Gun Creek Trail locally. Its a peaceful 2.5km loop hike through the forest with with minimal elevation and a picnic spot by the creek. It’s a family friendly trail, normally quite quiet, and a great spot to practice tree identification.

Suggested Stops

Almost Hopetown is a small area with no shops/stops, there is a gas station there for any immediate needs. There are other nearby trails that you can combine with this hike or you can opt to go discover Perth or Almonte for the day!

Important Insights

This spot is a beloved community favourite. Kindly respect the trail and community by staying on trail, picking up trash, leaving no trash, following Leave No Trace guidelines, and any rules posted by the trail managers.

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 native-land.ca, if there are corrections please send to victoria@girlgonegood.com.

Land Management

Gun Creek Trail in Lanark County Community Forest is managed by Lanark County. Kindly respect the trail guidelines by keeping your dog on-leash, carrying out all trash, and staying on the trail (no off trail roaming to protect ecological efforts and in respect of other hikers).

Suggested Stops

Almost Hopetown is a small area with no shops/stops, there is a gas station there for any immediate needs. There are other nearby trails that you can combine with this hike or you can opt to go discover Perth or Almonte for the day!

GPS Coordinates

45.063794148929325, -76.51313641529745

Street Address

1378-1672, County Rd 16, Lanark, ON K0G 1K0

Directions

From Hopetown, head West on the 511 and take the first left (South) on South Lavant Rd. You’ll see the Lanark Community Forest sign clearly on your right.

Parking

Shoulder parking only on North side.

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

None. Follow Leave No Trace toileting guidelines

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

None.

Trailhead

Located at the parking lot.

Number of Trails

1

Total Distance (km)

2.5

Elevation Gain (m)

70

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Woodlands, Ponds

Activities

Hiking, Birding, Snowshoeing

Dogs

Permitted on-leash.