Hiking is a safe, healthful form of outdoor recreation which can be enjoyed by virtually everyone. It knows few restrictions of age or physical condition. There are no standards of physical strength or endurance. The good hiker knows his capabilities and acts accordingly. Health is not promoted by occasionally driving yourself beyond endurance, but by developing your capabilities systematically and intelligently. Both hikers and trail conditions vary, but for an average hiker, 10 km would represent a good day’s hike.
The Voyageur Trail is a primitive, wildland trail in rugged country. Before setting out on a section of trail, leave an indication of your intended route and expected time of arrival at your destination with a responsible person (it could be the local OPP office). For safety reasons, it is not advisable to hike alone.
Hiking during the hunting season involves special hazards. The Voyageur Trail Association does request that hunters refrain from hunting on the Trail, but, as evidenced by the annual toll of shot-up signs, a minority of shooters appear to ignore this request. Hikers can increase their safety by some common-sense measures:
All users of the Voyageur Trail must abide by this code.
BE A LOW-IMPACT HIKER!