John McCutcheon Way, also known as the Trestle Bridge Trail, is a 2.5 km linear trail.

The Trestle Bridge was originally built in 1872 by the Toronto-Nipissing Railway. As this is an old rail trail it is flat and well-maintained, ideal for hiking, mountain biking, cycling, and cross-country skiing.

Today, trail users can safely cross the Uxbridge Trestle Bridge, which at one time carried the weight of trains transporting wood and grain from northern Ontario to Toronto. When trail users continue on along the Barton Trail, which was once rail-bed, they walk in the footsteps of railroad workers and settlers who made Uxbridge a major railroad hub over a hundred years ago.

The trail is named after a dedicated resident, John McCutcheon who, in collaboration with Trans Canada Trail Pan Am / Parapan Am Legacy funds, restored the bridge.

Directions:  Park at the York Durham Heritage Railway on Railway Street, where you can truly experience the history of the Train, the Trestle and the Witches hat roof at the Historic Railway station. Follow the Trans Canada Trail and Trestle Bridge signs to the entrance of John McCutcheon Way.
Alternately, park at Herrema Soccer Fields at 85 Herrema Blvd and follow the Barton Trail to access John McCutcheon Way, part of the Trans Canada Trail.

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

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John McCutcheon Way characteristics

Length: 2.5 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Gravel
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing, Mountain biking, and Cycling
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Attractions: Trestle Bridge


Find it: York-Durham Heritage Railway Station, 19 Railway St, Uxbridge, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.1100630
Longitude: -79.1247980