Length – 80+ km (one way)
95% rail trail
5% roads, crossings, detours,
Elevation – This route is not as flat as most rail lines, and it dips down to cross smaller bridges.
Terrain – A crushed-stone base with larger rail bedding rocks, it is rather sandy in areas with large puddles after a rain; rock cuts for the MTB rider.
Skill – Advanced for Rail Trail riders, Easy for the MTB crowd.
Traffic – Busy on summer weekends, with bicyclists, hikers, horseback riders, and ATVs (main users), as well as snowmobiles in winter.
Maps – Adequate signage at gates, and the post markers along the trail have been improved.
Facilities – Parking, food, and washrooms can be found in the towns of Parry Sound, Sprucedale, and Kearney, as well as at Hwy 400 and Oastler Park.
Highlights – A scenic, hillier ride with rock cuts and wooden bridges. Enjoy the falls and the ghost town of Seguin Falls, as well as wetlands, many creeks, and farmland.
Trail Fee – Free for non-motorized use.
Phone – 888 587 3762
Website – Park to Park
Local Clubs – Bike Muskoka
Access – A few good access points may be found at:
- Parry Sound Harbour at Glen Burney Rd.
- Hwy 400, approximately 10 km south of Parry Sound at Horseshoe Lake Rd.
- Orville community centre; the trail starts 400 m east.
- Seguin Falls at Hwy 518 N and Nipissing Rd. E; roadside parking as trail crosses Nipissing Rd.
- Sprucedale at Hwy 518 N and Stisted Rd. S; street parking