Length – 32 km
95% rail trail path
5% road crossing, detours – in Brantford
Elevation – east side is a slow easy climb from Hamilton at lake level for 13 km then it levels off through farm country.
Terrain – well maintained wide path, crushed stone, some gravel and asphalt, a few road crossings
Skill – easy terrain with gradual climbs
Maps – sign at gate – well signed along the way, maps boards
Traffic – bicycles, hikers, horseback riding, X-country skiers
Facilities – parking, washrooms, store, benches
Highlights – Dundas Valley, train station, Hamilton, farms, quarry
Phones – 1 866 900 4722
Website – Grand River Conservation Authority
Local Clubs – Hamilton Cycling Club
Access – parking in Hamilton, Dundas Valley Conservation Area, Jerseyville, Brantford
History – This rail trails start as train route in 1894 of the TH&B (Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway) till abandoned in 1988 because of a landslide. It was converted to one of Canada’s first multi-use trail in 1996.