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Malcolm Knapp Research Forest

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  1. Lake
  2. Meeting Rooms
  3. Open Green Space
  4. Parking
  5. Trails (Walking)
  6. Washrooms (Portable)
  7. Wildlife Viewing

Trails and General Public Access

Forest is closed from 8:00 pm to 7:00 am, April 1 to October 31
Forest is closed from 5:00 pm to 7:00 am, November 1 to March 31

The Malcolm Knapp Research Forest is located in the central area and is 5,053 hectares. There are four trails that wind through the research forest. They are colour-coded so you won't get lost once you start your journey. The shortest trail is the red trail which is 1.4 kilometers in length and takes approximately 45 minutes to walk. Next are the green and yellow trails, which are 2.4 kilometers and 3.2 kilometers in length respectively. The green trail takes one hour and 12 minutes to complete, while the yellow trail takes one and a half hours. The blue trail is the longest trail stretching 6.5 kilometer and taking three hours to walk. Each trail has a loop design so they all begin and end near the forest gates.

As the forest's primary use is research, the environment must be protected and the wildlife must not be disturbed. To ensure this, no bikes, dogs or horses are permitted on the trails. However, anybody interested in exploring this spectacular forest on foot is welcome to. Some trails that run through the forest are also wheelchair accessible.