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Snow was pretty deep, but amazing non the less!

backpacking
1 month ago

This is a very busy trail . It follows a stagnant millrace into St Jacobs . You could piece this together with the Health Valley trail to make a days outing . In itself it is not long enough for backpacking but together it should make for a challenging enough trek . Not for the hard core hiker . Cheers .

The dam is currently closed so until May it isn't really a loop. The trail does have muddy sections (20 ft lengths, 4 inches deep or so) the day after rain.

But that being said it is a well maintained trail running along the edges of farm land, residential spaces, light industrial and a lake. Easy walk.

hiking
4 months ago

A trail with amazing potential, BUT, the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo have failed to make it a priority. The trail itself is very scenic, however is is not connected. There are at least a dozen short sections along the Grand river. Hopefully one day it will be just one.

take some bird seed! the chickadees will come to you! trail is thin in parts so just be kind to cyclists. Calm and quiet trail :)

*very buggy as the bush is dense and the farmers run off area along the side has quite the stink (especially in the spring/fall). this is another trail that is susceptible to washout and could use better maintanence as the forest takes over the trail in many areas and the trail is already narrow enough (just enough room for 2 people to walk side by side). Be careful around the bridge as the footing pops up about 3.5-4" above the trail and is a severe hazard w no warning signs or bright colour markings to indicate this and when you get to the wooden bridge watch your footing as it is fairly rotten/punky in areas; not sure why this hasn't been replaced as the seniors like to use it to go across and sit at the bench while they listen to the birds/the water (and feed the chipmunks that scurry by).

walking
5 months ago

Easy loop trail great for walking or running.

trail running
6 months ago

I went for a leisurely run, starting at the 2.5km mark (that's where my GPS brought me). The first few kilometers were very nice and well marked. You can tell the trail is well cared for.

Unfortunately, some parts of the trail seem to go through residential backyards, an industrial area, and a maple syrup farm. I was constantly questioning if I was still on the trail. There is also a fork in the trail (if you are heading counter-clockwise) with no markers pointing you to the correct route. I chose wrong... stay left.

It might be a better experience the second time around now that I know the route, but it's nothing spectacular. Great for beginners, I suppose.

Flat easy for walking or running, and well marked.

This walking path is home to some giant, old trees and beautiful scenery. However it is a trafficked walking path whereas I prefer rugged hiking trails that is the only reason I only gave it 2 stars.

Very nice trail a little busy at times. But beautiful mature trees.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice trail. Lots of rolling ups and downs that make it a little more interesting. I couldn't find the trail head as it's marked on the map (not sure where you're supposed to park), but there is a trail head on Riverbend drive labeled "Economical Insurance Trailway." I hiked from that trailhead to Bingemans and back. Took about 90 minutes total. Best animal sighting was a garter snake on the pathway.

Stunning. Can't wait to go back in a month to see how the new season will have changed the views!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Quite trail with nice scenery I will definitely hike it again

backpacking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Very nice trail . About half way ,there is a little town called Floradale . There is a wonderful place to eat on the main street . All the people up here seem very friendly . Beware of dogs on the road section of this trail . Cheers . K

birding
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Fun small trail with a couple nice sights.

walking
Monday, January 02, 2017

Ok for a leisurely walk.

walking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Beautiful trail, loved it

mountain biking
Monday, May 23, 2016

Helmets save lives...

walking
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Didn't know what to expect from this trail. Once we started it we didn't want it to end. Beautifully groomed path! So quiet and peaceful, it was real nice.

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