Lower Trent Trail runs through rural and urban areas of Quinte West. The Lower Trent Trail is a 17 km Rail Trail connecting the communities of Glen Miller and Glenn Ross. A maximum grade of 2.5° and limestone granular surface make the majority of this trail accessible and cycle friendly. The trail provides access to loop trails at Bata Island, Bleasdell Boulder Conservation Area, and the new Batawa Riverfront Trail13, a multi-use 2 km loop that hugs the shoreline of the Trent River and connects visitors to the rustic highland and grassland trails of Batawa. Parking is provided at Lock Road and Bleasdell Boulder in Glen Miller, Plant St. and Perry Dr. in Batawa, and Mill St. in Frankford, with trail access also available at several road crossings along the route.

In Glen Ross, the trail connects to the multi-use Hastings Heritage Trail continues another 156 kms north to Lake St. Peter.

2oldguyswalking website offers a great review of this trail (posted 2017) with images and maps. They recommend a shorter section of 2.5 km one way from Lock Road and Bernard Long Rd as being the best section. Go here to read this review.

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Lower Trent Trail characteristics

Length: 17 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Crushed limestone
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Mountain biking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None reported.

Attractions: None

City of Quinte West Tel: 613-392-2841 Toll Free: 1-866-485-2841

Find it: 70 Lock Rd, Trenton, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.1342510
Longitude: -77.6017360