Best rails trails trails in Canada

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Explore the most popular rails trails trails in Canada with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of rails trails trails in Canada
Top trails (113)
#1 - Myra Canyon Trail
Myra Bellevue Provincial Park
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Length: 15.5 mi • Est. 7 h 27 m
Please note that maintenance has been reported on this trail as of 06/22/2020.Show more
#2 - Englishman River Falls Trail
Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 26 m
Please note: users have reported portions of this loop is closed. Please check with the park prior to your visit.Show more
#3 - Chedoke Radial Trail
Chedoke Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
#4 - Moore Park Ravine to David Balfour Park Loop
Toronto, Ontario
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
#5 - Howe Sound Crest Trail: Cypress Lodge to HWY 99
Cypress Provincial Park
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Length: 16 mi • Est. 10 h 9 m
Amazing trail, but really challenging. Has it all, epic views at the top, clear lakes, rivers, waterfalls, shade forests, rocky scrambles. Bring plenty of water and food. NOTE: definitely not a walk in the park. Climbing the Lions as well as James peak require scrambling on all fours (no route that avoids this) which becomes tricky with a heavy overnight pack. The rock is very exposed and it is easy to lose your grip. Falling at certain points could be fatal. There are also many places along the trail with steep downhills where you need to lower yourself down using your hands and/or holding on to a rope. Would only recommend to hikers who have experience with scrambling. If you are unsure, maybe try The Lions or Mt. Brunswick as a shorter day hike with a smaller pack before committing to the entire trail. Also, prepare for bugs and bears!Show more
#6 - Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail
Cambridge, Ontario
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 5 h 27 m
#7 - Guelph Radial Line Trail: Guelph to Limehouse
Guelph, Ontario
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Length: 24.9 mi • Est. 11 h 35 m
#8 - Caledon Trailway
Caledon, Ontario
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Length: 21.3 mi • Est. 8 h 53 m
This is a rail trail, following the path of a former CN rail line, originally built in 1877 by the Hamilton & North Western Railway. It was the first officially-designated part of the Trans Canada Trail (now called The Great Trail). In Caledon East on the Trailway is the Great Trail Pavilion – and the pavilion was the first to be built in Canada, in 1996. It was refurbished in 2017. At the pavilion is also Caledon’s Walk of Fame, with commemorative stones celebrating past and present Caledon residents who have made an impact locally, nationally and internationally (Norman Jewison – director, Farley Mowat – author, etc.). The Trailway is also part of the Greenbelt Route, it connects with the Etobicoke Creek Trail (at Heartlake Rd), it connects with the Elora Cataract Trailway via the Trail Link going north from Inglewood at McLaughlin Rd., and the east end of the Trailway is the western-most end of the Oak Ridges Trail. No motorized vehicles (except mobility-assist devices)Show more
#9 - Gordon Glaves Grand River Loop
Brant Conservation Area
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 4 h 25 m
This paved/gravel route has some moderate hills and a good variety of urban and country terrain. The trail surface is paved or gravel and typically at least six feet wide. The estimated grade is steep on about half of the trail (between 8% and 12%) so it is not considered wheelchair or stroller friendly.Show more
#10 - Othello Tunnels via Kettle Valley Railway
Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
NOTE: Although the Kettle Valley Railway is open, the Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park is closed as of July 2020, due to COVID-19. The Othello Tunnels are within the park. Please check here for updates: http://bcparks.ca/explore/parkpgs/coquihalla_cyn/ The tunnels close during winter months due to unsafe conditions.Show more
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