The 47 kilometre (29 mile) Elora Cataract Trailway links the Grand and Credit watersheds and follows the old Canadian Pacific railroad bed.

It runs through rolling countryside east of Elora, through the historic community of Fergus and past Belwood Lake to the Forks of Credit Provincial Park at Cataract.

(Snowmobiling allowed between Fergus & Erin, horseback riding allowed between Fergus & Cataract)

The GRCA and the Credit Valley Conservation Authority own the trail. They manage it in conjunction with the Elora Cataract Trailway Association which has a website with more information.


  • Elora: Gerrie Road near County Road 18
  • Fergus: The trail is on-street through Fergus. Parking on Gartshore Street near Forfar Street East and on Beatty Line near Hill Street West.
  • Belwood Lake Park: Parking is available at Belwood Lake Park with paid admission. There is no park admission fee for hikers passing through the park along the trail. Trail users who want to remain in the park must pay the admission fee.
  • Orton: Erin Garafraxa Townline
  • Hillsburgh; Station Street
  • Erin: Ross Street
  • Cataract: Intersection of Cataract and Mississauga roads

We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.

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ELORA CATARACT TRAIL characteristics

Length: 47 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Paved and Stone Dust
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing, Cycling, Snowmobiling, and Equestrian
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known
Fees: Admission fee may apply.

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported

Amenities: None reported

Grand River Conservation Authority 400 Clyde Road, PO Box 729 Cambridge, ON N1R 5W6 Phone: 519-621-2761 Toll free: 1-866-900-4722

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.6929170
Longitude: -80.4149720