Riverview Trail

This is the longest trail system in the park, at 2.7 km. A great day-hike, pack a lunch, your bathing suit and towel and trek on! The trail begins at the Pinewood Campground through mature cedar and hardwood forests. Occasionally, you may catch a glimpse of the mighty Saugeen River. Eventually, as you walk along, you’ll find yourself at the beautiful and well-known McGowan Falls. Named after the grist and flour mill built next to the Saugeen River in 1888, you’ll often see fishermen angling for that prized catch in the cool waters below (depending on the fishing season)! The trail surface consists of a combination of gravel, grass and hard packed earth and rock.
Stop awhile and take in the fabulous view, go for a swim, or continue along the trail hiking along the top of the 6 metre (20 foot) limestone rock face. From here, let the trail lead you into the Town of Durham, where you’ll cross the famous trestle bridge, once used by the mighty trains that used to pass through town. Shop, dine, visit or check out the Durham Art Gallery. It’s yours to discover!

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Length: 2.7 km
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Compacted soil/hard packed and Gravel
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: none
Fees: Park entrance fee

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: washrooms, picnic areas

Attractions: waterfalls


Find it: 323198 Durham Rd. E., West Grey, R.R.#1 Durham, ON N0G 1R0

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.1834720
Longitude: -80.7997110