Twyn Rivers Day Use Area
Nestled along the Little Rouge Creek, the Twyn Rivers Day Use Area is a great place to explore the park. Three classic Rouge hikes start here: head north on either the Orchard or Vista trails or south along the Mast Trail.
Glen Eagles Vista, located at the top of the hill on Twyn Rivers Drive, offers breathtaking views of the Rouge River and Little Rouge Creek valleys. Autumn highlights the changing seasons with dots of radiant reds, electrifying yellows and splashes of orange.
The Celebration Forest is a beautiful spot for quiet reflection and wildlife viewing. The new growth forest commemorates supporters of the movement to protect the Rouge.
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Google Maps (Glen Eagles Vista)
Location: The main day-use area and parking lot is located near 55 Twyn Rivers Drive. Glen Eagles Vista is located at 7 Twyn Rivers Drive
Parking: Limited parking available. The parking lot is closed and locked at 9 p.m. daily for community safety and security. Lots reopen between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. daily.
Washrooms: Portable toilets are available at the Twyn Rivers day-use area parking lot (55 Twyn Rivers Drive).
From downtown Toronto (Note: directions start at one of two downtown highways, the Gardiner Expressway or the Don Valley Parkway).
Distance: 36 km (27 minutes without traffic)
Via the Gardiner Expressway/Don Valley Parkway/Highway 401
- - Take Gardiner Expressway East to Don Valley Parkway North
- - Merge left onto Don Valley Expressway North to 401 East
- - Merge onto 401 East
- - Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 389 for Meadowvale Road
- - Turn left onto Meadowvale Road North
- - Turn Right onto Sheppard Avenue East. - Turn left at Twyn Rivers Drive to enter the park
- - Glen Eagles Vista parking lot is immediately to the right; the Twyn Rivers Day-Use Area parking lot is one kilometre to the east on the right-hand side.
By Public Transit
Whether you’re travelling from Toronto, Markham, Pickering, Mississauga or Hamilton, you can use public transit to visit Rouge National Urban Park. Plan your trip to Rouge National Urban Park today at Triplinx.ca
Popular Transit Routes:
From Union Station, ride TTC eastbound Subway (Line 2) to Kennedy Station. Connect to Bus 86A Scarborough towards the Toronto Zoo. Walk from Meadowvale Road at Sheppard Avenue to 7 Twyn Rivers Drive (about 10 minutes) To Reach Twyn Rivers Day-Use Area, walk about 1.4 km (about 15 minutes) along Twyn Rivers Drive. Please exercise caution while walking along Twyn Rivers Drive from Sheppard Avenue as this road does not have a sidewalk.
By Commuter Train/Bus
From Union Station, take the Go Train Lakeshore East to Rouge Hill GO Station. Catch TTC Bus 85A Sheppard East towards Don Mills Station. Get off at Twyn Rivers Drive at Sheppard Avenue (16 stops). Walk down Twyn Rivers Drive for 2 minutes to arrive at Glen Eagles Vista Parking Lot. To reach the Twyn Rivers Day-Use Area, continue to walk east for 1.4 km (about 15 minutes) along Twyn Rivers Drive. You will walk past trailheads for Orchard, Vista and Mast trails along the way. Please exercise caution while walking along Twyn Rivers Drive from Sheppard Avenue as this road does not have a sidewalk.
Distance from downtown Toronto to Twyn Rivers: Approximately 37 km.
Note: Both the TTC and Go Transit allow you to bring bikes onto their trains and buses or have bike racks, though some restrictions apply at peak travel times. Consult their websites for more information and to help plan your route.
CAUTION! Please note that biking to the park and between park areas can involve cycling on busy roads, many of which do not have dedicated cycling lanes. Please exercise caution and cycle safely.