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Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-442-4721
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love this trail!

Whatever the season...this trail is delightful, well-maintained and never seems too busy! Usually... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kitchener, Canada
Ya we live right above it it one of the best trail around do your self a faves and check it out

We went down from Cambridge to pairs just great stoped and had lunch great day good for biking lots... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The 18 kilometre (11 mile) trail follows the Grand River through lush Carolinian forest with spectacular river overlooks. The trail is level, finished with fine gravel and provides an easy path for cyclists and hikes. The trail follows the old roadbed of the Lake Erie and Northern Railway (LE&N). Trail Access •Cambridge: The Canadian General-Tower Trailhead is at 210 Water Street South (Highway 24) just south of Concession Street. •Glen Morris: A parking area at the end of Forbes Street also serves a nearby river canoe launch. •Paris: The Jean Rich Foundation Trailhead is on Willow Street near Green Lane at the north end of Paris. Uses •Hiking and biking all year •Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter •No motorized vehicles of any kind
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whatever the season...this trail is delightful, well-maintained and never seems too busy! Usually do Cambridge-Paris return with a nice lunch stop in Paris!

Thank dutchbike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went down from Cambridge to pairs just great stoped and had lunch great day good for biking lots of places to go of trail the trail is all flat great for walking any age have fun

Thank terryd250
Reviewed April 6, 2017

The trails are very scenic and a great way to spend your afternoon. They go forever and run along the Grand River. Its great for biking or walking.

Thank jimuens
Reviewed March 29, 2017

A trail of some 70 odd kilometres mostly level making it ideal for all ages. We are seniors ourselves and have done this trail in segments. Except in Winter the trail is passablr because the trail is well maintained. The scenery changes with the seasons...More

Thank Baburajan J
Reviewed March 12, 2017

One can walk as far as one wants but it is linear so if you go too far, you will still need to come back the same way or have a vehicle at the next parking lot. I have not been here recently but have...More

Thank KerbieK
Reviewed March 1, 2017

This is a beautiful trail to visit especially with its tranquility and scenic portion. Sometimes cyclists can be rude when dodging pothole by swerving in front of you

Thank 917dany
Reviewed February 15, 2017

a pleasure to bike along the river in dense forest and even some urban spaces... try it out and see the Grand river watershed for yourself and in Cambridge try local brews and local food!

1  Thank Martin B
Reviewed February 14, 2017

I went down this section of the trail last summer. For the most part, it is very easy, pretty much flat and only a few sights worth seeing. If you do not bike down the trail you are not missing that much. I did it...More

Thank svbenjamin
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Awesome safe trail to bike on...you just hzve to pay attention to proper trail etiqute? ..lots of serious cyclists fly thru the trail so have to be aware of surroundings and share the path

Thank Leo h
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Great trail for cyclists or hiking. I have cycled trails in Kitchener and Waterloo area and this one is probably one of the best in the region. Great reward when you get to Paris from Cambridge, as you can stop for a bite or continue...More

Thank snodewd
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Linda O
Are there any bike rentals nearby?
August 18, 2016|
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Response from Spinteacher | Reviewed this property |
I'm not aware of any bicycle rentals nearby the trail in Cambridge.
Amanda M
How long does the bike ride take from Cambridge to Paris at a moderate pace?
July 5, 2016|
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Response from Spinteacher | Reviewed this property |
The ride from Cambridge to Paris takes an hour. It's 20K so depending on how slow you like to ride, it could take longer. We usually leave Cambridge at 9am and arrive in Paris just after 10 am to have coffee and then start... More
Where do u get on from Cambridge?
June 22, 2016|
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Response from Spinteacher | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a gas station on Hwy 24S just prior to Myers Rd. Just south of the gas station is a parking lot. The trail head is quite apparent with a map and some local information. There is a washroom at the gas station... More