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Address: 23 York Street, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
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clean trails but monotonous

my wife and I did about 15-17km of these trails. They are of a easy standard, flat level trails for the most part with some sections of flooding. Whether it was to our fault for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2016
Mike M
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Haliburton
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33 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The tourism site describes this as multi use but it isn't really. Rough in spots with large sized gravel that makes walking difficult.i can't imagine cycling unless you have a mountain bike. ATv riders courteous but still kick up lots of different yet and leave a wake of gas fumes.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

my wife and I did about 15-17km of these trails. They are of a easy standard, flat level trails for the most part with some sections of flooding. Whether it was to our fault for picking the wrong trails or not but we found them to be very monotonous with long sections without anything to see. Not withstanding there were... More 

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Торонто, Канада
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We did only part between Gelert and Lochlin. Loved surroundin veiw , falls, trees just started to become red. We enjoyed nature and it was not too bad for us that we had to walk our bikes time to time. The trail was too soft and/ or sandy for my road bike ( my husband has a mountain bike, he... More 

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2 Thank Volynskaya
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We joined the trail at Kinmount and headed North towards Haliburton. The path was far too soft with sand, gravel, moguls. We rode for 6km but had to turn around as it wasn't getting better. It was very scenic and will eventually be a beautiful trail if it is more suitably groomed for bicycles. We were riding hybrid bikes. Mountain... More 

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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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281 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is one of the better sections of rail trail. There are fewer road crossings, more wildlife and better forests. Great for a walk, sledding, ATVing etc.

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Ontario, Canada
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197 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Rail Trail is a great idea - it's something that is open to anyone to use and goes for miles and miles. It's easily accessed, is flat easy walking for those who want a very unchallenged stroll, and does make good use of a pre-existing feature. However, it's a bit of a boring walk. I like it better for... More 

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at sea
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172 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

if you like to walk and would prefer a flat trail, then this rail trail is for you.....it goes for Kilometres and is mostly very rural in nature with a few places where houses intrude on the solace that exists hiking. the trail is very well maintained and parking is available in various places along the trail so you can... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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94 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Some sections of this trail are too sandy to be ridden on anything other than a mountain bike. I'm sure it's great for snowmobiles and ATVs but bicycles - not so much. Too bad, we would love to travel more of it, but it can be a real slog.

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Thank Gl3en
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

This is a well maintained, old abandoned railway bed with the old ties removed. Occasionally you may see old railway spikes in the gravel. It is sand, gravel and cinders and has no hills to worry about. In places the gravel is rough and the sand too sandy to ride through, so a brief walk with your bicycle may be... More 

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