Monarch Woods to Downtown Kitchener

Hike Rating: Up to 8 km out and back. 

Level 1: Mostly easy, level trails but for Monarch Woods which has undulating trails which are unpaved and not suitable for strollers.

Pretty woodland and park trails follow a stream to popular Victoria Park and downtown Kitchener.


From Fischer-Hallman turn onto Stoke Drive. Park on Stoke Drive near the bridge which is between Lennox Cr. and Trelawny Dr.

[Coordinates: GPS: 43.437271, -80.539662]



The trails enter the woods on both sides of the bridge. Follow any trail for good views overlooking the stream. At the Fischer-Hallman bridge the woods end and you follow the stream (Henry Sturm Creek) through pretty parkland, crossing Victoria St., going through a large culvert under Westmount. After the culvert go left over the footbridge and continue following the stream across various smaller roads until you reach the Iron Horse Trail. Go right and follow that trail to the railway line where you enter the park.

Explore the gardens, lakes, bridges and leave the park at the far left (upstream) end where the trail will return you to the Iron Horse Trail and your trail along the Henry Sturm Creek back to Monarch Woods.