42 miles
Distance
850 ft
Climb
-811 ft
Descent
255 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding area
    Tatamagouche
    Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike type
    XC, RD, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking

Pictou to Tatamgouche Rails to trails.

Pictou to Scotsburn is crusher dust and gravel, Scotsburn to the Joudrey road is variable; coal dust, railway ballast rock and class a gravel (during wet weather that section will have some puddles) Joudrey Road to Tatamagouche is crusher dust.

The trail does extend past Tatamagouche west but has yet to be mapped.

Trail is shared between the various counties, snowmobile and atv clubs. Users can expect to see horses, farm equipment, walkers, runners, cyclists and XC skiers as well. the trail is groomed in winter 8ft wide facilitating fat biking, XC skiing and Snowmobiling.

The trail brings you across rolling farm land rivers and forest, the trestle across the River John is spectacular in fall foliage.

Access Info

Parking in Pictou at the water front, lyons brook, Scotsburn fire hall and school, River John legion, Tatamagouche train station and Nelson park

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More Stats for Short Line Railroad Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    39 ft
  • Altitude end
    39 ft
  • Grade
    0.018%
  • Grade max
    -10.206%
  • Grade min
    4.198%
  • Distance climb
    20 miles
  • Distance down
    20 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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