The GRCA owns four multi-use trails built on old railway corridors.
The trails offer some of the best bicycling and hiking opportunities in the area. They are wheelchair-accessible in most sections.
In winter, the trails are suitable for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Check each trail's page for information on the use of horses and snowmobiles on trails.
Motorized vehicles, including e-bikes, are not allowed on trails (except snowmobiles on designated sections.)
Each trail is surfaced with stone-dust or finer gravel, with parking areas at key locations. There are no washrooms on the trails, although washrooms are available in communities along the trails.
Trail users can follow the GRCA and locals trails in the Cambridge-Brantford-Hamilton region to travel about 80 kilometers almost entirely off-road. The brochure, Explore the Hamilton-Brantford-Cambridge Trails, includes a map and descriptions of scenic highlights and services along the trails. This Hamilton-Brantford-Cambridge trail network is part of The Trans Canada Trail, a network of trails connecting Canada from coast to coast.
The GRCA trails are part of a larger network of regional and municipal trails throughout the Grand River watershed. Go to the Other Trails page to learn more.
The GRCA trails are operated, in part, with money donated by members of the public to the Grand River Conservation Foundation.
If you would like to support trail operations, contact the foundation by:
Donations are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.