The 18 kilometre (11 mile) trail follows the Grand River through lush Carolinian forest with spectacular river overlooks. The trail is level, finished with fine gravel and provides an easy path for cyclists and hikers.

The trail follows the old roadbed of the Lake Erie and Northern Railway (LE&N).

The brochure, Explore the Hamilton-Brantford-Cambridge Trails, includes a map and descriptions of scenic highlights and services along the trail.

Trail Access

  • Cambridge: The Canadian General-Tower Trailhead is at 210 Water Street South (Highway 24) just south of Concession Street (Map).
  • Glen Morris: A parking area at the end of Forbes Street also serves a nearby river canoe launch (Map).
  • Paris: The Jean Rich Foundation Trailhead is on Willow Street near Green Lane at the north end of Paris (Map).

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


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Length: 11 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Compacted soil/hard packed and Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing, and Cycling
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known.
Fees: None reported

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: 43.2025560
Longitude: -80.3750560