River Valley Vistas

Dramatic vistas, intimate woods and expansive floodplain – all couched on the southern bank of the Maitland River Valley. Highway 21 to Nelson Street Access – This challenging section is sculpted into the most precipitous face of the river valley and affords an unusual view of some river rapids. Nelson Street to Mill Road – This more moderate section descends into the Proudfoot Historical Tract and the extensive Maitland River Valley flood plain. Proceeding upriver, enjoy the panorama of the valley before climbing to the top of the river bank. The Maitland Trail Association or Tourism Goderich is the contact.

Trail is hilly with terracing and boardwalks; steep slopes and exposed tree roots. Stay on the marked trail and walk with caution.

Natural surface, some boardwalks and bridges; stile at Mill Rd.


Park at east end of Nelson Street or park on northwest side of Hwy. #21 Bridge over Maitland River and walk south over highway bridge to start. Alternate entrance and parking at stile on Mill Road.

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

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Length: Trail Distance & Difficulty Level Hwy. #21 to Nelson St. access – 1 km / Level 3 Nelson St. to Mill Road – 2 km / Level 2
Difficulty: Difficult (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks, Compacted soil/hard packed, Gravel, and Rock
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: Not known

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet.

Amenities: None reported

Attractions: Boardwalk, Panoramic View

Maitland Trail Association

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.7515640
Longitude: -81.7073380