42 miles
850 ft
-811 ft
255 ft
High Point


  • Riding area
    Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike type
    XC, RD, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Family Friendly
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
  • Ride in rain
  • 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    20 miles
  • Distance down
    20 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Layers winter
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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