Ottawa River Pathway: Western Section

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Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa River Pathway: Western Section is a 14.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 14.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,824 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

fishing

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

beach

paved

river

views

wild flowers

no shade

city walk

hiking
7 months ago

Plenty of rest stops available. Best by bike.

walking
Sat Mar 23 2019

Nice scenery. Lots and of bicycle traffic.

running
no shade
Sun Mar 03 2019

It’s a good trail to run, but there are to many cyclists. Great views though

walking
bugs
Sun Mar 03 2019

Mon Oct 15 2018

Best by bike

Mon Aug 06 2018

For travelling on foot this trail sucks! Too many cyclists. There are better trails to walk or hike on than this. There are some parts downtown though that are good to walk on but most of it should be left for the cyclists. It is a great trail to bike on though.

road biking
Tue Jul 24 2018

Great multi-use paved trail, used by both cyclists and hikers. This path offers great views of the Ottawa River the back of the parliament buildings and Rideau Canal.

snowshoeing
Tue Feb 13 2018

Better for cross country skiing than snowshoeing but enjoyable all the same. River was frozen over well so we were able to venture out!

Mon May 26 2014

Nice multi terrain hiking trails. This is a dog friendly area but please poop and scoop! These trails are more for a leisurely stroll and not for the hard core hiker.

cross country skiing
3 months ago

cross country skiing
3 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

running
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

walking
Sat Nov 11 2017

hiking
Sat Sep 30 2017

hiking
Sat Aug 26 2017

hiking
Sun Jun 07 2015

mountain biking
Mon Jun 16 2014