River and Ruin on the Bruce Trail is a 4.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carlisle, Ontario, Canada that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
72 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

hiking
8 days ago

Followed the blue blazes in a short loop. Trail was quite muddy but was nice and close to the river. Took about one hour to get back to the car. Think I’ll try kayaking that section of the river next spring. Looks fast and fun.

21 days ago

I loved the hike, I found it beautiful.

1 month ago

I enjoyed this trail and the ruins. took my dog with me and didn't run in to anyone! very peaceful.

walking
2 months ago

Great trail ! Can’t wait to try it again

3 months ago

Great trail, we went with our two dogs. It was a workout some of the hills are a steep climb. Will definitely do this one again! Easy to find the opening of the trail on Britannia at Blind Line and space for a few cars to park .

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful trail...hidden gem....we parked at lowville park and crossed over to what looks like a private drive.
To the right is the path the other 2 are drive ways.
Don't forget bug spray:)

5 months ago

Nice and peacful trail along with a river. Make sure you get back through the trail rather than the side streets.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. The ruins and river are a nice addition to the scenery. Great for walking with your dog.

hiking
5 months ago

A great little hike. Took us 1.5hr to complete and that was with a 10 min break and walking at a moderate pace. Beautiful river setting and the ruins were interesting. Had a couple of steep hills to climb at the end to get the cardio going. Would do it again!!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail, quite easy. Missed the ruins as I didn't read reviews and it wasn't apparent as to their location. Can finish off the small portion of the bruce trail to the north of the loop if you want to add in some decent elevation climb and difficulty to round out the hike nicely.

hiking
6 months ago

I love this trail, it’s beautiful

hiking
9 months ago

Great quiet trail.
went with my dog. didn't run into anyone else. Lots of snow on the ground today so the trail provided was a bit hard to follow for the way back . ended up off trailing a bit and then ended up on the original trail. The "ruins" can be easy to miss but it's on your left on the way in where the trail splits.
Hike Time - 1hr 25min

Sunday, October 22, 2017

great trail! lots of little bridges and views of the creek.

walking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Lovely trail along the scenic river. Has anybody done tubing on this river? Looks like it could be a nice gentle relaxing ride. Somehow we missed the ruins. Will go back in the fall to see the foliage.

trail running
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Pretty overgrown grassy areas, muddy spots, and must have missed the ruins. Encountered some horse back riders part way. Some nice shady spots when near the river.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Nice trail! A little muddy in some spots but very nice scenic views. Didn't find the ruins on this attempt though. Parking is a little iffy as well.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Nice views of the river and small dam. Easy enough hike but not much parking

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

This place is awesome. Used the gps coordinates and it took me right there. There is free 5 hour parking. And no fee to walk the trail.

It had rained last night so a few slick places Aside from the very beginning and end there isn't much climbing. The river is stunning. Next time I will bring a picnic for lunch. So many vistas.

hiking
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Beautiful hike with lots to see. Be prepared for bugs and make sure to bring a camera

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nice scenic hike

hiking
Thursday, June 22, 2017

beautiful hike with plenty if wildlife, hope you bring bug repellent.

hiking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great walk. Nice elevation differences.

hiking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Very scenic, nice walk

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