Length – 104 km (one way)
90% rail trail path double track
10% road crossings, detours
Elevation – gradual elevation changes as expected (optional Opinicon Road loopback, big hills)
Terrain – crushed stone, gravel, tall grasses, puddles suitable for hybrid or mountain bike
Skill – easy to intermediate, some terrain is rough
Traffic – bicycles, hikers, horses, cross-country skiers, snowmobiles
Facilities – parking on street, a few out houses, small towns with services
Highlights – iron bridge, chaffey locks, rock cuts, lake views, marshes,
Trail Fee – free
Maps – maps main parking lots, sign posts every few km
Phone – none
Local Clubs – Kingston Velo Club
Access – many entry points on route
History – The Cataraqui rail line was built in many sections by numerous rail companies from 1880’s over a few decades then eventually consolidated in 1918 by Canadian National Railways. CN train service was discontinued by 1986 and the track removed three years later.
For more history visit the Smith Falls Railway Museum.