Shoreline Trail is a 2.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.6 km
43 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running




4 months ago

I walked this trail with my 8-year old daughter and a 6-year old friend. It was very easy for them and we were pleasantly surprised to see some wildlife: a toad, frogs, garter snake a woodpecker. It's very gentle. The start of the trail is the middle of a nice but not particularly memorable wood. After a few hundred metres you start walking along the rideau river with some occasional nice views. However, for much of the middle of the trail you walk very near a number of people's campsites which takes away from the feeling of being in nature. That's why I rate this trail as 2 starts. (Note to self: don't book campsites right next to this trail!)