3.5 miles
Distance
108 ft
Climb
-96 ft
Descent
00:20:50
Avg time

Lower Don Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Don Valley
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Paved Path
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, RD, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 3
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Owner
    City of Toronto / Toronto Region Conservation Authority

From May 2, 2023 to summer 2024, the Lower Don Trail will be closed from Pottery Road to Bala Underpass at to Corktown Common, including the Riverdale pedestrian bridge and Queen Street bridge stairs, for Phase 2 construction. Signs with a detour map are posted at all trail access points. The Bayview multi-use trail, west of the Metrolinx Railway, is available as an alternative route.

The pedestrian bridge connecting Riverdale Park West and Riverdale Park East is open to the public but will not provide access to the Lower Don Trail during construction.

The Lower Don Trail is a multi-use trail corridor from the Toronto Lakeshore trails up to the heart of the Don Valley parks network. The trail is well paved, marked, and makes up part of the "Pan Am Path". It is used by thousands of Toronto locals and visitors the year round.

Access Info

Access Points:
Pottery Rd
Don Mills Rd (Do Not Recommend)
Beechwood Dr
Bayview Via Sun Valley
Redway Rd via 3 Rocks to Sun Valley
Riverdale Park Bridge (stairs)
Queen St (stairs)
Corktown Commons Park
Lakeshore Blvd

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 1 Rating: No obstacles exist. Wide enough. Can be ridden confidently solo.
More Stats for Lower Don Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    12 ft
  • Altitude min
    249 ft
  • Altitude max
    303 ft
  • Altitude start
    251 ft
  • Altitude end
    262 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -17.2%
  • Grade min
    15.4%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    00:20:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:31
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on Dec 9, 2023
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Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)
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      Lower Don Trail Trail Reports

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      Dec 9, 2023 @ 10:24am
      Dec 9, 2023
      Logs piled up to restrict access at the bridge.
      Jun 7, 2023 @ 11:46am
      Jun 7, 2023
      From May 2, 2023 to summer 2024, the Lower Don Trail will be closed from Pottery Road to Bala Underpass at to Corktown Common, including the...
      Apr 15, 2023 @ 12:44pm
      Apr 15, 2023
      Oct 29, 2022 @ 1:25am
      Oct 29, 2022
      Sep 6, 2022 @ 12:29pm
      Sep 6, 2022
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