This is a pleasant little triangular trail which is actually a piece of the huge Ganaraska Hiking Trail which follows a lot of roads. It follows the berm of the old Grand Trunk railroad from the 1800’s.

There’s a new trailhead access on the North side of the 5th Line, just West of where Knoxville Rd crosses it. You’ll notice a driveway about 30 meters to the West (with address # 5672) on the North side of the 5th Line. If you walk up to that driveway, you’ll see white painted rectangles on the trees leading into the bush.

The trail exits onto Heaslip Lane where you can walk it out to the 5th Line and back to your ride, or turn around and take the trail back. You might notice the trail appears to continue North. That’s because it does. It will lead you to the 6th Line.

This material is from the 2oldguyswalking website which has a great article with images and a trail map. Go here to read this article.

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

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The Heaslip Triangle characteristics

Length: 2 km round trip
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: None

Attractions: None reported


Find it: 5672 5th Line, Port Hope

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.0167220
Longitude: -78.3296110