Length – 47 km (one way)
90% rail trail path
5% road crossings, detours
Elevation – gradual slope, as with most rail trails
Terrain – crushed stone, some gravel, some grass, detours on asphalt road
Skill – easy
Maps – signs at gates, milestone markers
Traffic – bicycles, hikers, horses, X-country skiers, snowmobiles in the middle area
Facilities – parking on street, amenities and lodging in Elora, Fergus, Belwood, Erin
Highlights – dam at Belwood Lake, historic Elora and Fergus, Elora Gorge, Forks of the Credit River, Elora Quarry
Trail Fee – Free
Phone – none
Access – Try parking at Elora – Gerrie Rd, Fergus – Beatty Line, Fergus – Gartshore St, Belwood, Orton, Erin and most side road crossings with ample space
History – Built in 1879 for the Credit Valley Railway this branch line meets up with the main route from Toronto to Orangeville.
By 1884 Canadian Pacific Railways leased the line and ran trains on it till 1988. This abandoned rail corridor was developed into a recreational trailway five years later.