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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.

We really love this trail. There are lots of dogs off-leash so think twice if that's not your thing. Also lots of vehicle break-ins in the parking lot so leave your valuables at home/hotel or carry them with you. Lots of exposed tree roots, wear sturdy walking shoes.

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.

Excellent view from the trestle! Pretty steep trail, but worth it(:

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

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
8 days ago

Beautiful trail in the fall!

12 days ago

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

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!

16 days ago

Great views if you enjoy concrete drainage ditches.

Great ride, moderate difficulty, loop

hiking
21 days ago

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

on Bridgenorth Trail

hiking
22 days 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 !

on Sentier de Clare Trail

road biking
22 days ago

Used steel bike with 1 1/4 width tire several areas of loose gravel but nice secluded ride. Trail could use. A little more maintenance. Trail was dry. If wet definitely mnt bike

Beautiful hike with lots of vegetation. Did this today, we did the Othello tunnels first then walked along the rail bed until we found this trailhead, quite steep sections so I definitely agree with other reviews about it should be rated as moderate, coming down the end of the trail back to the parking lot, I was glad we did it “backwards” as the end part seemed a lot steeper than coming up the back end of it. Depends if you want to start or end your trip with the tunnels/tourists.

Beautiful area - love it here!

Great hike!

how they do that

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.

Such a beautiful and ultimately thrilling trail. Be sure to see the waterfall on the lower trail before you climb up to the trestle.

Beautiful. Definitely an "easy" walk though! Slight hill on occassion.

loved it. I am NOT a hiker by any stretch. and I am not in good shape. this trail is classified as easy but it kicked my ass. so if I can do it anyone can.

A decent walk. It’s completely flat so if you choose to rent a bike its very doable. However you do have to watch out for yourself as most people are really respectful on the bikes but some people use it as a race track.

Visiting the area everybody told me I had to do this trail. Walking the trail I chose to turn around just after the long tressle (6km). The views was relatively similar the entire way and without elevation gain it makes for a enjoyable but duller hike depending on what your looking for. While I’m glad I went, I wouldn’t do this walk again.

A few good photos ops of the tressles and tunnels along with the view.

Personally prefer the aspen trail over the others as it is paved with wood chips and is very well shaded. All the trails are marked clearly. Definitely a must if you’d prefer to go for a walk within the city but want to feel closer to nature.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short trail, but it gets pretty steep in some sections. The waterfall is tiny, but a nice stop before heading up to the trestle.

beautiful but definitely moderate

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