Westcast Loop Under Hwy 403

HARD 4 reviews

Westcast Loop Under Hwy 403 is a 5.0 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Brant, Ontario, Canada that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
154 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

off trail

This is an off-shoot trail from the SC Johnson Rail Trail. The trail goes down the river bank to a trail running right along the Grand River. This small off-shoot trail is somewhat difficult as it goes up and down over roots and rocks. The trail travels under the Hwy 403 bridge and then does a loop through the woods coming close to the main SC Johnson Rail Trail again and then goes back. Deer are often found in this area as well as many types of birds.

trail running
1 month ago

A challenging and fun area for a run. Part of a great network if you venture off the Rail Trail. Very lightly travelled, almost never encounter another user. Some fallen limbs, tree roots, overgrown spots. May deter some people. The more adventurous will appreciate it. But exercise caution.

backpacking
2 months ago

This trail was part of the Grand Valley trail system for years and I have traveled it many times . It is now listed by the GVT as permanently closed for safety reasons . Although this section is inviting it's legality to hike is in question . The Grand River Conservation Authority could potentially lay charges on people caught on it . That could spoil a nice day !!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago