Kennebec Wilderness Trails near Arden: Trail Report

Kennebec Wilderness Trails is one of those gems that you whizz by driving likely too fast on hwy 7 with over 7kms of ridiculously well marked trails that go up and down and up again! Through wooded areas, open fields, past creeks, ponds, and view points.

Suggested Stops

There are so many great stops nearby, if you wanted to add another hike – check out the Trail Finder Map to see what the options are. Otherwise I’d suggest either stopping at Cardinal Cafe & Shops in Sharbot Lake or any place in Perth for some post hike fuel.

Important Insights

No motorized vehicles, camping, hunting, or fires is permitted.

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Mississauga, Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin), and Wendake-Nionwentsïo 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

This property is managed by the Central Frontenac. Located within Frontenac County, Kennebec Wilderness Trails is a 156-acre property that’s owned by the Township of Central Frontenac. A group of community volunteers care for and maintain the trails.

Suggested Stops

There are so many great stops nearby, if you wanted to add another hike – check out the Trail Finder Map to see what the options are. Otherwise I’d suggest either stopping at Cardinal Cafe & Shops in Sharbot Lake or any place in Perth for some post hike fuel.

GPS Coordinates

44.747901931348146, -76.9184501446929

Street Address

936 Hwy 7, Central Frontenac, ON K0H, Canada

Directions

Take Hwy 417 West to Hwy 7 and continue on Hwy 7 for 115 kms. Destination is on the right (and super easy to blow by).

Parking

Medium parking lot at trailhead.

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

Available from Central Frontenac.

Trailhead

Located at the parking lot.

Number of Trails

5

Total Distance (km)

7

Elevation Gain (m)

83

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Woodlands, Marshlands, Ecological Significance, Interpretive Signs, Ponds

Activities

Hiking, Birding, Geocaching

Dogs

Permitted on-leash.