Length – 15 km (5.5 km from end to end)
30% park path
Elevation – Flat, like the prairies.
Terrain – Wide asphalt roads with a few local service vehicles, as well as patches of gravel and sand.
Skill – Easy
Traffic – Busy in the peak season; watch for park vehicles and wandering tourists.
Maps – A few signposts and maps along the trail.
Facilities – Public washrooms, restaurants, patios, as well as a bike rental, picnic areas, and opportunities for swimming.
Highlights – Take in the city skyline, a small amusement park, the lighthouse, old cottages, yacht clubs, and four beaches, including Hanlan’s Beach (an optional nude beach).
Trail Fee – Free; $4.00+ for the ferry, depending on ticket type.
Phones – Toronto 311
Website – City of Toronto
Local Clubs – Toronto Bicycle Network (TBN)
Access – Ride in from any of the three island ferry docks.
Bringing a bike on the ferry is allowed, but on busy and long weekends it will be tricky with the crowds to get it there. If you can, it is better to go on a weekday in the summer.
Some years, the lake level is too high during the spring. This may cause flooding on parts of the island and delay the opening.