Seaton Hiking Trail

Location, Telephone & Internet
Site Location Along the West Duffins Creek - The entrance is located on the south side of Highway 7 at Green River approximately 8 kilometres (5 miles) east of Markham * SOUTH - take the Brock Rd exit from Highway 401, then left on Concession #3
Located In Community Pickering
Contact Information
Primary Executive Gary Ataman, Chairman, Friends of the Seaton Trail; Phone: 905-683-3100 ext 1286 * (Cell) 905-922-1434
Mailing Address c/o Gary Ataman 
55 LaHaye Dr 
Whitby, ON L1P 1L5
Description & Services
Description (Service) Hiking trail * located along the West Duffins Creek in Pickering, Ontario runs for 12.9 km from 3rd Concession near Brock Road northwest to Highway 7 at Green River  
Follows historic hunting and fishing routes on the creek, used for centuries by aboriginal people * creek and valley became the site of several water powered mills in pioneer times * a former grist mill stills exists at Whitevale 
Trail created by the Ontario government in cooperation with the Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (now the TRCA) in the 1970’s, built by high school and university students * maintained for many years by the Boy Scouts located at Camp Pidaca (near 3rd Concession) 
Walking Trail from Camp Pidaca to Clarkes Hollow where easy walking enables view of a range of natural features, animals and sights  
Wilderness Trail located in the mid portion from Clarkes Hollow to Whitevale * ideal setting to experience "true wilderness", increasingly rare in southern Ontario  
Heritage Trail from Whitevale to Green River where old millworks, ponds and lowland woods have been used to highlight the natural and historic features of the area 
Watch use of matches and take care when disposing of litter * no daytime or overnight camping, campfires, or motorized vehicles * parking located at the end of Concession 3 
Village of Whitevale- Park in the community park on the south side of Whitevale Road, on the west side of the river * trail goes south out of the park, on the west side of the river * going north, cross the bridge to the east side of the river and look for the sign  
Taunton Rd- From Taunton Rd, south on Whites Rd * turn east onto Forestream Trail * before the river turn south and continue a short distance to the parking lot 
Report issues via the website at and email
Sup. Description Red rings painted on trees were used for the main trail route, yellow for side trails * double rings indicate a turn * original trail markings can still be seen in many locations, but are becoming faded * white metal blazes are now placed along the entire length of the main trail * blazes are numbered to assist volunteers and contractors to locate work sites and problem areas
Areas Served Durham Region
Application Email or call for information
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Physical Access Email or call for details
Service Categories Hiking

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