Rideau Trail: Deschenes Rapids to Old Richmond Rd

MODERATE 2 reviews

Rideau Trail: Deschenes Rapids to Old Richmond Rd is a 19.0 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 19.0 km Elevation Gain: 257 m Route Type: Point to Point

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hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

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wild flowers

Start the at the Deschênes Rapids parking along the John A. Macdonald Parkway near the end of Woodroffe Ave. Follow the Rideau Trail thru the Mud Lake area. Pass Britannia Park and on to a small park just before crossing Carling Ave. Except for a small section along a baseball field, the trail is paved all the way to 2.3km west of Moodie Dr. where it joins the Greenbelt Pathway. From there it is a wide gravel trail all the way to Robertson Rd. Continue to parking lot P6 on Old Richmond road. That section of the trail can be quite muddy at times.

hiking
1 month ago

Plenty of shade on this walk out if the city. Watch for the Rideau Trail markers. Shared trails .. walkers an bicycles. Very nice.

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