Guelph Radial Line Trail: Guelph to Limehouse

HARD 13 reviews

Guelph Radial Line Trail: Guelph to Limehouse is a 40.1 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Guelph, Ontario, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
40.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
707 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

rails trails

wildlife

over grown

snow

Curtis , Michael PHONE: 905.877.4134

hiking
17 days ago

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.

3 months ago

Most of the trip from Limehouse to Guelph is great! the first section from 5th to 4th Line in Limehouse is pointless, and not well marked as it seems to have changed recently. The trail is amazing once your passed 4th. Also, there are two significant sections where you need to travel on the road, one may be temporary as the land which contains the intended route has recently changed ownership, the other is terrible, but a few kms on the road is a small price to pay for the rest of the journey! The wife, dog and I went from Limehouse to Starkey Hill in 7 and a half hours of leisurely hiking! enjoy!

hiking
5 months ago

I have done sections of this trail and love it. It is marked well.
thankyou!

9 months ago

Started at Limehouse went to Acton.
Took 3hr 45mins

Takes you through fenced in quary, Trail got good at 4th side road.

hiking
9 months ago

Really great rustic section between 5th line and Dublin line good and challenging

hiking
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Too many road treks

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The first several kms from guelph are not great

hiking
Thursday, May 04, 2017

Wonderful rail trail! Other than the few km's of road trekking it is a marvellous 40 km through forests and fields . Occasionally the trail blazes were sparse or difficult to find.

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