8 Lush Forest Trails Near Toronto That Will Make You Feel Like You're Lost In Costa Rica

These places will satisfy all your adventure cravings!

Toronto Senior Staff Writer

You don't need to go far to feel like you've entered a whole other world.

These incredible hiking trails around Toronto will make you feel like you're in Costa Rica, and you can explore green forests, towering canyons, and more.

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Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

Price: Prices vary

Address: 795122 Third Line E., Orangeville, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can wander through a towering canyon at this park, and it's as if you've been transported to another land.

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Tew Falls

Price: $5 per person, $10 reservation fee

Address: 607 Harvest Rd., Dundas, ON

Why You Need To Go: Along the Dundas Peak hike, you'll come across a cascading 41-metre ribbon waterfall worthy of Costa Rica. Reservations are required beginning in May.

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Scarborough Bluffs

Price: Free

Address: 1 Brimley Rd. S., Scarborough, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy tropical views on a hike through this area, which features forests, meadows, and lookouts across Lake Ontario.

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Scenic Caves Suspension Bridge

Price: $28.50 per adult

When: Opening date to be announced

Address: 260 Scenic Caves Rd., The Blue Mountains, ON

Why You Need To Go: When you think of hiking through Costa Rica, visions of towering bridges probably come to mind. This 420-foot-long suspension bridge will take you right over a lush forest and boasts gorgeous views of Georgian Bay.

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Nottawasaga Bluffs

Price: $10 parking fee

Address: Sideroad 15 & 16, Collingwood, ON

Why You Need To Go: Explore moss-covered caves, forests, and meadows on a hike through this spectacular area.

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Glen Stewart Ravine

Price: Free

Address: 351 Glen Manor Dr., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This elevated boardwalk trail will take you through a stunning forest of oak and maple, and it's easy to feel like you've been whisked off to another world.

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Borer's Falls

Price: Parking fee

Address: Borer's Falls, Dundas, ON

Why You Need To Go: Hidden beneath a canopy of trees is a stunning curtain waterfall that will make you feel like you're on vacation.

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Thornton Bales

Price: Free

Address: 1260 19th Sideroad, King City, ON

Why You Need To Go: Discover a staircase with 99 steps buried in a lush forest at this spot.

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Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

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