24 miles
Distance
932 ft
Climb
-615 ft
Descent
01:02:01
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Dundas Valley
    Dundas, Ontario
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #38377 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    315 ft
  • Altitude min
    302 ft
  • Altitude max
    808 ft
  • Altitude start
    337 ft
  • Altitude end
    653 ft
  • Grade
    0.244%
  • Grade max
    -9.853%
  • Grade min
    12.58%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    01:02:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:24
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Status:
on Jun 3, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Both Directions
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      6 Months
      • 12 rides
      • 41 miles avg distance
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      Feb 21, 2018 @ 4:07pm
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      Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail
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      Jun 12, 2016 @ 8:08pm
      Jun 12, 2016
      Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail

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