The Morrison Valley Park Trail is a short pleasant bike ride in the center of Oakville. Most of the path runs parallel to the water on each side.
This makes for a quick loop up one side to almost Dundas St. E. & Trafalgar then back down the other; good fun!
The route is ever changing with paved sections and crushed stone. Some of the path is at creek level with a few bridge crossing and other sections take you to the top to ride along the ridge.
As it winds through a tight treed ravine following the creek you will get a brief experience of feeling you are in the country woods.
The total run is family friendly at only 8 kilometers return. There are a few steep hills to contend with, so you may have to walk your bike. Unfortunately there are three busy roads to cross along the way.
A good place to park if you are not a local is the lot at the trail’s south end at the Oakville Municipal Building, White Oaks & Trafalgar. The trail leads right in on the eastside.
At the bottom of the Morrison Trail is water diversion channel, yes ugly but you can ride the bank east for a few more kms. ( I think it was a rail bed years ago, not sure)
Oakville has a lot of bike paths, though many short and disconnected. This is one of the longer stretches without having to contend with much street traffic.
Optional return route can be had by heading west at the top end through the “large mall zone” to reach Oak Park, then looping back down on the Nipegon Trail. This would take you right back to the Oakville City Hall. It adds around 2 kms to the ride.
Read the most current review of this trail and 64 others in my bicycle trail guide book.