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Great trail. Challenging with lots of up and down sections. Well marked and easy to stay on the trail. Will definitely be back.

on Caledon Trailway

backpacking
1 month ago

This trail was completed in several outings over several years . Starting at Terra Cotta and ending in Tottenham . Most people are friendly . Trail is well maintained as would be expected with such high priced housing in the area . No sign of ATV or dirt bike activity . Lots of parking available and a pricey bridge over Hwy 10 . A should do , enjoy , your taxes paid for it !

Where do I find the veterans road entrance

mountain biking
1 month ago

an amazing trail done it many times

walking
1 month ago

I used to love this trail and would go jogging early mornings at the Division road entry (Orillia). Unfortunately, someone decided it was a good idea to lay large sharp gravel along the whole trail. Forget jogging now, your feet get ripped apart. I tried to use a stroller there the other day and my son couldn't stand how bumpy it was, and my friend also commented that her feet were aching. This beautiful trail is ruined now for me. If you go, wear hikers or thick soled shoes. There are some nice streams and scenery on this stretch. The trail will take you to Coldwater if you take it to the end.

Grew up with a cottage near trail head on devils was hiking back there before the trail was even thought of so I just love being back in the bush and it’s called Sheldon lake not Shelton lake lol

Nice easy trail simply for walking outdoors or jogging, cycling, walking the dog. Marsh area in the northern section just south of the OPP Training Center is pretty.

Accidentally found this trail to start the Forks of the Credit loop trail, since we couldn’t find parking on a crowded weekend. Nice long trail, easy access to lots of other trails. Well maintained and not as crowded. Lots to see on this trail.

started at brickworks and headed up to mount pleasant where path is paved and flat (i.e. many families and strollers). coming back down through balfour park is not stroller friendly at all for about 1km, then there is a split, where a paved trail can be rejoined.

This is a perfect getaway close to downtown, both for walking and jogging, and with a bit of detour also for biking.

Lovely trail, solid footing with wide path. Great for walking dogs and easy for children

This is a really nice trail I would return to bike or snowshoe on. However, with the Barrie Gun Club so close there is the constant sound of gun shots. My one dog is sensitive to such sounds so her anxiety in response to this effected our experience. I am not sure if this was because it was a Saturday. There are most likely quieter times. I just put the warning out there to people and/or dogs who would be bothered by this.

Nice paved trail to walk, run or bike. Dogs allowed on leash.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail in the fall!

2 months ago

It's a easy trail but hard to find. It's also really short, the trail is blocked off.

hiking
2 months ago

Heading there this weekend to hike for the first time. I have ridden the trail in the summer on ATV's and in the winter on snowmobiles and it has always been beautiful and great conditions. I will write a hiking review within the next few days!

2 months ago

Great views if you enjoy concrete drainage ditches.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike & we loved venturing off on the Iroquois Heights Side Trail/Loop too.

on Bridgenorth Trail

hiking
2 months ago

This is a short trail on the old rail bed of the Cobourg & Peterborough Railway . The history of this railway makes this trek more than worth while . Imagine when this line was built there was nothing up in this area except this railway !

Beautiful area - love it here!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike!

This trail is enter at your own risk, it’s is marked but not well, you don’t have cell service so make sure you have map or hand handle gps. This is a sometimes a difficult hike, I had to carry my dog down a steep rock shortly into the hike (parked on devils lake road). It is very beautiful hike but not for beginners or people who have never been on a trail. Plenty of sights to take in and many places to stop if needed.

Did only half but it's a great trail! however, it is NOT dog friendly!! there is a climb by the beaver dams that kids could do, but most dogs would not. And there is no way around it to continue on the trail.

I did the Acton/Limehouse side of the trail and there are a few things you should know.

1) The access point is very hard to find!! I was not able to find the access in Limehouse on Fifth Line, and it may no longer exist. There is an access point on Fourth Line just pass the quarry fence. You will see an orange blaze painted on a wooden post - head up that hill to find the start. There is a second access point on Glen Lawson road. You will notice an orange blaze painted on a 60km/h road sign. For the life of me, I can't figure out how the trail continues past here towards Guelph.

2) There is no parking lot. I left my car on the side of the road. But at least it's free.

3) The trail was very poorly marked! The blazes were sparse and hard to follow. There are lots of crossing paths and it was difficult to know which one to take. I got lost and had to double back more than once.

4) The trail was certainly challenging, as advertised. The path was narrow and overgrown at parts. There were steep hills. The trail is mostly sand. The only other person I encountered on the trail was a dirt biker. There are lots of tire tracks through the forest so it seems like it is used by them often. It is not a place I'd bring children or a dog.

Overall, a fun trail but really poorly marked and maintained. I'd appreciate if locals had any better insight.

mountain biking
3 months ago

We hiked the trail and did three stations but found it quite monotonous. This was originally built as a rail line and that is exactly what it is. The rail slag is covered with screening which can be thick is some spots, so be careful. We decided to come come back and bike it and that is what we did today. Still the same opinion as far as the scenery goes but great for exercise. Pretty flat and all the road crossing are fairly deserted so the bike ride can be pretty unencumbered.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Great trail for an entire family to do. very flat, and lots of great scenery along the Grand River.

hiking
3 months ago

Great walking or biking trail if you live in Saugeen Shores, though I'm not sure I'd come from out of town just to do this trail, unless you wanted to walk from Southampton to Port Elgin to really explore the area. For everyday local use though, it's great, going past some very pretty farmland.

road biking
3 months ago

My girlfriend and I took the trail from Barrie to Orillia and back. (Approx 75km total) It was a decent trail, not a much lake view scenery, most of the trail runs through the woods. I would NOT recommend this trail for anyone with a road bike with thin tires. The rough road and fine gravel made for a tough ride. Mountain bikes and cruisers will be fine.

3 months ago

Simple, straight and flat, good for biking or walking, plenty of access points, not much space on majority of the access' for parking but not usually busy either.

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