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THANK YOU TO THE DONORS WHO

HELPED BUILD THE TRAILS


The trails are free to enjoy, but the cost to acquire the land and HAMILTON - CAMBRIDGE 12.7 km
Kilometre marker Freeway
ABOUT THE TRAILS
build the four trails was substantial. The funds were provided
by generous donations from the following corporations,
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77 km P 8 Hamilton to Brantford gravel. Some sections through the City of Brantford
individuals and like-minded foundations. 401 CAMBRIDGE Rail Trail
Major Road
are paved.

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Municipal
City of Brantford Trails Trails close nightly at dusk.
Boundary
STATION MASTERS HONOUR ROLL SC Johnson Trail
Brant Waterways Foundation The Jean Rich Foundation 74.6 km Watershed Except where noted, no washrooms are provided
Boundary BORER’S FALLS along the trails.

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Canadian General-Tower SC Johnson and Son, Limited Cambridge to Paris
Province of Ontario TCG Materials
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Grand Valley Trails Association Fred & Jane Schneider 2 52.9 km 25.5 km
Alf & Mary Hales Samuel W. Stedman Foundation Langford
50.1 km Hardy Rd. 403
Hamilton Naturalists Club TransCanada Pipeline
26.8 km IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT
Union Gas Lantee 2/53
Kitchener and Waterloo BAikltern 44.4 km CONTINUED UPGRADES AND MAINTENANCE
Community Foundation ...and many others who helped 403
47 km OF THE TRAILS, TAX DEDUCTIBLE
make the project a success. 44.1 km
P 2/53 DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO:
32 km Colborne St.
38.9 km 30 km Grand River Conservation Foundation
www.GRCF.ca | PO Box 729, Cambridge, ON N1R 5W6
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View to the pedestrian bridge over This map may not be reproduced or altered in any way. This map is for illustrative purposes
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the Grand River in Brantford.
only. The Grand River Conservation Authority takes no responsibility for, nor guarantees,
the accuracy of the information contained on this map. Any interpretations or conclusions
38 Darling St., Suite 104, Brantford, ON N3T 6A8 Dundas Valley
Photo: Doug Hall drawn from this map are the sole responsibility of the user. Trail Centre
It wasn’t originally planned to build a
HAMILTON - BRANTFORD - CAMBRIDGE TRAILS continuous trail from Hamilton to Cambridge. EXPLORING THE TRAILS TRAIL USE ETIQUETTE
The trail system was developed by linking four Here are some of the sights and features
The trails linking Hamilton and Cambridge
separate trail project initiatives: to enjoy along the way.
form Canada’s first fully developed,
Keep to the right when using the trails and
multi-use interurban trail system. Passing Kilometer distances are marked at many locations,
CITY OF BRANTFORD TRAILS announce your intention to pass.
through Brantford and Paris, the trails and trailhead parking area kiosks contain maps of Hamilton To Brantford Rail Trail
Brantford’s trail system began in the Photo: William Donegan
Use trash cans or carry out any garbage.
extend 77 km and are a major component the trail section you’re about to travel. The map on
early 1990’s when pathways were
in the southern Ontario loop of the Trans reverse shows the locations of the following features. Take only pictures and leave only footprints.
constructed as part of the city’s riverside
Canada Trail system. flood control works. In 1993, the trail was named the Gordon Stay on the trails. Traveling “off route” can
Glaves Memorial Pathway. Over time, Brantford’s trail network Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail destroy plants and wildlife.
The trails offer some of the best bicycling (Gordon Glaves
and hiking opportunities in southern
expanded with the help of community volunteers, generous
sponsors and new partnerships. Today, the Gordon Glaves Grand 0 km Hamilton trailhead & parking area at Ewen Road. City of Brantford Trails Grand River Loop) Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail Park only in designated trailhead parking
Ontario. The route is exceptionally scenic River Loop is part of the larger City of Brantford Trails network. 3.3 km Sanctuary Park (rest area & washroom, in season). 32 km Brantford Jaycees trailhead & parking area. 58.2 km Paris – Jean Rich Foundation trailhead & parking area areas.
5.5 km (Nearby restaurants & lodging.) (nearby lodging, restaurants & supplies).
and almost entirely off-road. Many CAMBRIDGE TO PARIS RAIL TRAIL Dundas Valley Trail Centre trailhead & parking area Never use the trails alone; always use the
(washrooms, interpretive hikes and programs 33.2 km 61.1 km buddy system.
convenient parking areas are provided. The Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail opened in 1994. in season)
Mohawk Chapel – Six Nations Historic Site. The Murray Overlook (short but steep grade on trail
for wheelchairs – steps lead to overlook).
The trails are accessible by wheelchairs in It follows the abandoned roadbed of the old 38.9 km Brant’s Crossing and Earl Haig Park (parking, Adjacent land may be privately owned.
Lake Erie & Northern Railway, and was one of the 12.3 km Steam engines used to fight the steep grade from washrooms in season, access to downtown). Access 65 km Spectacular river vista.
most sections. Hamilton westbound to Summit. Observation deck Respect the rights of our neighbours by
first abandoned rail lines to be converted for to additional 8 km of trails and Bell Homestead across
overlooking Copetown Bog. the Grand River.
67.9 km Glen Morris – old railway station site & parking area. staying on the trail, and parking only in
recreational trail use in southern Ontario. Running through
12.7 km Copetown parking area and crossing of former 74.6 km Riverside Lookout. designated areas.
unique Carolinian forest and along the scenic Grand River, the 18 42.5 km Waterworks Park parking area.
Highway 52. Watch for traffic.
Cycling the
km trail is owned and maintained by the Grand River
44.1 km Wilkes Dam - location of the intake for Brantford’s 77 km Cambridge - Canadian General-Tower trailhead & Respect all signs and laws.
pedestrian bridge Conservation Authority through funding by donors to the Grand 18.5 km Jerseyville – Redland Quarries and TCG Materials Water Treatment Plant (limited parking only). parking area (adjacent food, washrooms & canoe
Leash and pick up after your pet.
over the Grand River, River Conservation Foundation. trailhead & parking area launching).
Brantford.

HAMILTON TO BRANTFORD RAIL TRAIL 25.5 km “Duck under” Highway 403 beside Fairchild Creek.
Thanks to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for permission to use
SC Johnson Trail (Paris to Brantford)
The Hamilton to Brantford
Rail Trail connects its
this bridge and scenic trail diversion to cross the highway. Steep grade
for wheelchairs. 44.1 km Wilkes Dam - location of the intake for Brantford’s TRAIL CONTACTS
Water Treatment Plant (limited parking only).
namesake cities over the 32 26.8 km Bridge crossing Fairchild Creek.
To report vandalism, unauthorized use or trail
km route of the abandoned 44.4 km Scenic river vista of Brant Conservation Area and rare
maintenance concerns:
30 km Site of the 1986 Brantford landslide. The landslide prairie grass habitat. Glenhyrst Art Gallery is just up
Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo caused abandonment of this stretch of the railway the hill. Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail, SC
Railway. This third portion of the trail was completed in 1996 and line on which the trail runs.
is jointly owned and maintained by the Hamilton and Grand River 47 km Blue Circle Loop (alternate route - bicycle lanes Johnson Trail, and Hamilton to
Conservation Authorities. The Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail is
32 km Brantford Jaycees trailhead & parking area. provided on Hardy Road). Brantford Rail Trail between
Brantford and Jerseyville:
Canada’s first fully developed, entirely off-road interurban trail. 50.1 km Masters Lane at Hardy Road. Grand River Conservation Authority
Cycling the
(519) 621-2761 | www.grandriver.ca
PERMITTED USE OF THE TRAILS: SC JOHNSON TRAIL 52.9 km Bridge over Highway 403. Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail
Thanks to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for permission to use
Closing the 14 km gap between Paris this former railway bridge to cross the highway. City of Brantford Trails
Hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing.
and Brantford began in 1998, and City of Brantford
Horseback riding is permitted in the section of the Hamilton
completed the route all the way 53.9 km SC Johnson parking area (Powerline Road). (519) 756-1500 | www.brantford.ca The Trans Canada Trail is one of the world’s longest
to Brantford Rail Trail from Hwy 403 east to the Dundas Valley networks of trails. When completed, the trail will
Trail Centre. from Hamilton to Cambridge. Known 56.8 km Crossing of former Highway 2 at Curtis Avenue stretch nearly 24,000 kilometers from the Atlantic to
(stop lights). Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail
Dogs must be leashed, and please clean up after them. as the SC Johnson Trail, this portion was developed with a the Pacific to the Arctic oceans, linking Canadians in
between Jerseyville and Hamilton
close to 1,000 communities.
generous donation from SC Johnson and Son, Limited to the 54.7 km Views of Paris at Hamilton Technical Ceramics
Hamilton Conservation Authority
UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THE TRAILS: Grand River Conservation Foundation. Respective portions of the Overlook. The Hamilton-Brantford-Cambridge Trails network –
Dundas Valley (905) 525-2181
No unauthorized motorized vehicles are permitted. trail are owned by the City of Brantford, Grand River totalling 77 km – is part of the Trans Canada Trail.
Trail Centre 57.8 km CN Railway underpass. www.conservationhamilton.ca
No open fires or camping are permitted. Conservation Authority and the County of Brant.