Dorset Lookout Tower Trail - Discover Muskoka: Plan Your Trip

Discover Muskoka: Plan Your Trip

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Dorset Lookout Tower Trail

Dorset Scenic Tower Rd, Dorset , ON


The Dorset Tower offers views like no other! The trail begins behind the Dorset Heritage Museum and winds its way through a beautiful mixed forest from the base of the lookout hill to the top, and back down again. The incline is fairly steep in places so sturdy shoes and a reasonable level of fitness are recommended. The total length of the trail is 2.3km long. Taking time at the top of the lookout is a must while hiking this trail. The view is especially gorgeous in the fall at peak colour change when the leaves are vibrant shades of yellow, orange and red. The Dorset Tower is both a great attraction and a historical landmark. It was built in 1967 on the site of the original fire tower where rangers once kept an eye out for potentially disastrous forest fires. The access point to get to the trail is just a turn-off of Hwy 35 onto Dorset Scenic Tower Rd. The trail is considered to be moderately difficult. Click Here for the trail map.