Altona Forest Pickering, ON Get Directions


Altona Forest is a 53-hectare Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) property located in the City of Pickering, Durham Region.

Altona Forest provides essential habitat for a wide variety of plants and animals native to Southern Ontario including: songbirds, foxes, coyotes, hawks and rare amphibians. Due to its ecological importance, Altona Forest has been designated as an Environmentally Significant Area.


TRCA reminds all nature seekers to be extremely cautious when enjoying time outside this winter, and to stay on designated trails at all times.

Ice is never 100% safe. Please STAY OFF local TRCA rivers, streams, ponds, reservoirs, wetlands and marshes. Conditions are not being monitored and ice may be unsafe.

Venturing out onto the ice is NOT a permitted activity at TRCA parks. Do not put yourself and others at risk.


Please Note:

  • Prior to coming to this location, every visitor must do the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19. If they do not pass the assessment, they should not visit the location.
  • No washrooms on site. (Please plan ahead.)
  • Limited or no waste receptacles. (Please carry out litter.)

Trail Map:

STAY SAFE! Stay on the trails you see on the map.