Kissing Bridge Trailway

MODERATE 27 reviews

Kissing Bridge Trailway is a 45.4 kilometer lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Guelph, Ontario, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and road biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 45.4 km Elevation Gain: 296 m Route Type: Point to Point

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road biking
2 months ago

June 23 2019 Weekday ride Distance: From Guelph to Wallenstein and back: 35km x2 Trail condition: 8.5/10 Bike: Road bike with slick tires Google maps and it told me exactly where to find "West Montrose Covered Bridge" to cross the Grand river. The quaint bridge is the highlight of the trail. Overall an easy flat ride through the beautiful pastoral fields and Mennonite farms. It offers plenty of shade with about 60% of the trial under foliage. There are gated entrances every couple of KM so it's easy to access the trail from dozens of roads. The fine gravel is was hard packed and smooth. There was some washboarding on the double tracks from tractors. With little rain in the previous 2 days the trail was dry. Humidity was low so mosquitoes was no problems.

mountain biking
3 months ago

I like this trail. Good for an evening ride. My only critique is that some of the trail head gates are too close together and my handle bars don’t easily go through. Scenic and a bit of road riding to bypass the river and head to the covered bridge.

road biking
bridge out
no shade
4 months ago

Did this trail starting at Millbank near school Passing through beutifull farm Country. You can make side trip and go to Covered Bridge. Nicest ride. Ended at Guelph

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

9 months ago

hiked the whole thing in 1 run took 16hrs to complete

running
9 months ago

Well maintained, flat trail great for biking, walking or running. Kissing bridge is the best part of the trail. Great for families with little ones.

road biking
Wednesday, September 05, 2018

A very accessible local trail with a reasonable variety of scenery and surfaces to keep you engaged. I often cycle on the trail, including it in a variety of different loops and routes that utilize various gravel roads. One can out-and-back from the Silvercreek trailhead to the Kissing bridge in about 25km, perfect for a quick outing, or plan to spend the day and cover the entire trail to Goderich in 6-7 hours. The trail passes through and connects to several Mennonite communities that offer great hospitality and treats (except on Sundays). Note that the trail conditions are in need of improvement between Milverton and Blyth and one will need to use a few side roads to detour the impassable sections.

walking
Sunday, July 29, 2018

Started at the beginning in GUELPH. Went 6 Km one way to 8th line and then back. A lovely easy walk as it’s an old decommissioned Rail line so is very flat. Not very busy at all, at least when we were on it. We’ve decided to walk this entire trail over several visits. We’ll just park where we finished last time, and hike a new section, then do again. We should have it done in 5 or 6 fairly easy walks. Do wear big repellant though. Mosquitos could carry you off. ......update on Aug 16....we’ve now also hiked from the other end, starting in Milbank and gone as far as Linwood (Approx 20Km round trip). Much more open at this end with much of the trail cutting through various farmers fields. Very pleasant and lovely views of rolling hills. More to come..

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Close to home for a quick or relaxing walk or bike ride. Snow shoe in winter.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Great ride

mountain biking
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Good ride with lots of photo oportunities. Parts of the trail are open fields--check wind strenghth and direction before heading out.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

started in Elmira and headed west. Well maintained trail-flat and easy to ride on. Goes through Mennonite country. Very interesting ride.

backpacking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

My girlfriend and I biked this trail from Guelph to goderich this summer. It's great because it used to be an old rail line, so it's flat the entire way. Several little sections along the way have been shut down or aren't looked after though, so you have to take the road at points. It took us 3 nights and we camped along the way. The kissing bridge trail section only took us a day.

backpacking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

This is a beautiful trail and perfect for longer distance backpacking . Yes there are a few deep holes to watch out for and a couple detours . Surprisingly the oddest occurrence was Mennonite bike traffic . Twice they rode their bikes right into us ?? These were different people at different times on different sections of trail with no apology . I'm still trying to figure these encounters out so watch out for bike traffic . Lots of apple trees full of fruit on some sections .This trail continues on to Goderich as the G 2 G trail . We have trekked some sections west of Milverton but they are pretty rough and full of ticks so dress accordingly . K

walking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

It is a nice trail, very lush, and quite easy to navigate. Very straight forward. It is located just off Wellington Road 39. Travel a bit down the road and you'll come across an opening with the trail signs. Cheers!

road biking
Friday, June 19, 2015

Being close to our home, this trail is one we ride regularly. There is a disconnect near West Montrose where you have to take your bike off a rideable trail and push it down a hill, along the grand river through sometimes long grass (sometimes mowed) over rough ground to connect with the road, ride along the roadway and reconnect with the trail further on. If you are counting on an easy ride, you are going to want to bypass this section of the trail unless you're very fit. Towards the Millbank end of the trail there hasn't been much trail maintenance or improvement so it can be challenging - soggy ground that your tires sink into, and areas of encroaching grass that isn't mowed either. Holes are appearing that you need to be vigilant to not run into. Mostly though the trail is a wonderful ride even on road bikes, through Mennonite countryside. Wildflowers and birds abound. Not too many heavily traveled roads to cross. Small towns crop up that offer wonderful breaks for refreshments, lunch, ice-cream, etc.

running
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hiking
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mountain biking
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hiking
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hiking
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