Granger Greenway – Park Trail

Kleinburg, Vaughan
Posted on July 8, 2023 / 1183
Granger Greenway – Park Trail
Listing Types : Park Trail
Note : NEW Review
Total Trail Km : 8
Park Path % : 100
Rate Skill Levels : Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain : paved, crushed gravel, bridges, flat sections, gentle hills, steep hills, open field
Faclities : parking, food close by, toilet, outhouse, drinking water, change rooms, lodging, trailhead map, good signage, trails maintained
Trail Fee : Free

Length – 8 km (one way)

100% park path

Elevation – Hilly path with three to four large climbs

Terrain – Packed crushed gravel; coarse gravel where it has washed out; some slopes are paved; a few bridges to cross

Skill – Intermediate to Advanced

Maps – New map boards, numbered trail markers (signage is being replaced)

Traffic – Hikers, cyclists, joggers, Nordic skiers, snowshoers

Facilities – Parking lots, benches, picnic tables, rain shelter, no toilets!, amenities nearby

Highlights – Superb scenery, pastoral vistas, challenging Park style ride, McMichael gallery, Kleinburg, Boyd Conservation Area

Trail Fee – Free

Phone – 416 661 6600

Website – TRCA, Boyd Conservation Area

Similar Trails – Oak Ridge, Dundas Valley, Upper Don

Local Clubs – Toronto Bicycle Club, Veneto Cycling Club

Access – Only a handful of car lots and entry points by bike. Parking lots fill up fast on sunny days. Check Boyd Conservation Area (closed to cars in the winter). Cyclists can pick up the trail from Rutherford Rd or Major Mackenzie Dr access ramps. Suggested parking:

Boyd Conservation Area  (south lot) expensive fee
Rutherford Road, new lot
Foster Woods – dirt side trail
McMichael Gallery – Islington Ave, Kleinburg – fee
Bindertwine Park – Kleinburg

The Granger Greenway is the new name for an older 8 km hiking trail in Kleinburg. Nestled in valleys where the upper reaches of the Humber River and Cold Creek meet, it’s one of the most beautiful Park rides I have seen in the province.

A serene array of woodlots, open fields, and hilltop vistas greeted us on our sunny spring morning outing. An exceptionally beautiful bike ride was had. We were delighted at how lovely the surroundings were, so peaceful and natural, far removed from homes and congested roads, with trees all around.

The path winds along with ever-changing scenery over the river numerous times and under street bridges. No traffic to worry about: it’s a 100% car-free trail riding venture. There aren’t even many cars to be seen from a distance.

I know some of you seasoned, off-road Park riders may sometimes wish for a ride that provides more exercise. I’m pleased to share this one with you!

This cruise through Shangri-la is more challenging than the usual mellow outings offered in Ontario parks, requiring more skill and effort to enjoy. I rate this route for most as a Intermediate – Advanced Park ride because it has a loose gravel base and is very hilly, compared to the more than 80 other Park trail rides I have reviewed…

Read the rest of  the review and 59 others in my newly published
Park & Rail Trails guide – Volume 2

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Granger Greenway bike trail map

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