10 miles
Distance
335 ft
Climb
-118 ft
Descent
1,301 ft
High Point

IB&O Rail Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Haliburton County
    Apsley, Ontario
  • AKA
    Irondale, Bancroft and Ottawa Rail Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike Type
    XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Land Manager

This popular multi-use trail was once a section of the Irondale, Bancroft & Ottawa railway. The trail is relatively flat, making it a pleasant walk or bicycle ride. Be aware that it is shared with motorized recreational vehicles and horses. There is parking for a few cars at the Farr Road trailhead and a lovely park with picnic tables, playground equipment, toilet and ample parking in Tory Hill.

Numerous Geocaches dot the trail. The I.B.&O Rail Trail (Historic Lime Kiln) cache marks the site of the kiln where, in the early 1900s, lime was heated to make mortar which was picked up by the train. This cache is 1.2 km from the Farr Road end of the trail. Look for the trailhead on the east side of the railbed.

The northern section of this trail is quite heavily forested and there are numerous rock outcrops. The south section of the trail features many beautiful lakes and wetlands. Be aware of the other motorized users on this trail.

In the northern end of the trail there is a very swampy section that becomes particularly wet in the spring or after a heavy rain.

Disclaimer

Some sections may be rough and/or sandy. Shallow flooding is possible in sections.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for IB&O Rail Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    217 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,075 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,075 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,292 ft
  • Grade
    0.414%
  • Grade max
    -4.413%
  • Grade min
    4.461%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,277 ft
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  • 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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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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