24.4 miles
795 ft
-481 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking

The Hamilton to Brantford Rail-Trail is Ontario's first entirely off-road, interurban hiking and biking trail. The Hamilton Region Conservation Authority owns and maintains the trail from Hamilton to Jerseyville, and the Grand River Conservation Authority owns and maintains the trail from Jerseyville to Brantford. Trail users can enjoy 32 kilometres (20 miles) of completely resurfaced trail on the abandoned roadbed of the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway (TH&B). The railway, affectionately known as "To Hell and Back", provided transportation to communities along its route from 1894. It was officially abandoned in 1988 as a result of a landslide and completed as a Rail-Trail in 1996.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    314 ft
  • Altitude min
    298 ft
  • Altitude max
    808 ft
  • Altitude start
    331 ft
  • Altitude end
    645 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    9.6 miles
  • Distance down
    9.9 miles
  • Distance flat
    4.9 miles
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on Apr 22, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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