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Northumberland Rail Trail

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21.2

Miles

34.1

KM

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Runnable

649' 198 m

High

379' 115 m

Low

284' 87 m

Up

525' 160 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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Need to Know

WARNING – For experts only. This route is a cycling connector with high volume, high-speed motor vehicle traffic, where motorized users are prioritized. Pedestrians should use the sidewalk with caution. TCT recommends using this section with extreme caution, and only during daylight hours and under appropriate weather conditions. Alternate routes or means of transportation are strongly recommended for connecting from these points.

Please note that local authorities do allow ATVs on this section of Trail so you may encounter motorized vehicles.

Description

Identified as a Trails of Distinction, the Northumberland portion of this Canada-wide trail spans from Hastings southeast to Hoard's Station (just east of Campbellford). The trail will take you through 22km of marshland, meadows, hayfields and some shade trees.

You'll be travelling on an abandoned packed dirt rail line with 1" - 2" gravel approaching the Bailey Bridges. At the halfway point in Campbellford there is a deviation from the trail. This will take you on some back roads, a steep hill, Rotary trail along the Trent River and over the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge.

Predominantly rail trail, you'll pass alongside the Trent River, wetlands and rolling farm fields dotted with sheep and cattle. Osprey are sure to be seen next to the river as are turtles laying their eggs in June. Within Campbellford you have a chance to watch boats going through Locks 11 and 12 on the Trent-Severn Waterway. The Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge adjoins Ferris Park with lovely side trails to hike at the river's edge. Within Ferris, the trail is hilly as you manoeuvre the Park's main road and dirt paths. Eateries are found in Hastings, Campbellford and Chubby's (Hoard's Station) on weekends.

Contacts

Land Manager: Northumberland County

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Ali Ryder

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