Cycling

Cycle from one end of the watershed to the other…

Trails in the Credit Valley Watershed cover a wide variety of geographical features, including the Oak Ridges Moraine and Niagara Escarpment, providing picturesque settings for a leisurely cycle through the area. Please use the list below to ensure that the trail you are using is designated for cycling and consider the following items of trail etiquette.

Trail Etiquette

  • Give the right-of-way to smaller and slower users.
  • Stay right when approaching oncoming users.
  • Stay on the trail surface.
  • Obey signs.
  • Respect the privacy of landowners bordering the trails.
  • Leave wildlife and plants for others to enjoy.
  • Conservation Area Trails are available during regular hours and seasons of operation.


Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail at Island Lake Conservation Area

Contact: Island Lake Conservation Area 1 800 367 0890

South Shore
Distance – 6.6 km linear
Surface – 2 m wide gravel screening and wooden boardwalk
Fees – no fee for active transportation users
Terrain – mostly flat winding trail, with a significant incline in one section

Access points:

  • East of side of Hwy 10 at Fourth Street, Orangeville
  • At entrance of Island Lake Conservation Area – end of Hurontario Street South, Orangeville

North Shore
Distance- 6.6 km linear
Surface – 2 m wide gravel screening and wooden boardwalk
Topography – mostly flat with winding sections
Fees – No Charge

Access points:

  • 200 metres east of HWY 10 on Hockley Valley Road. Access and parking for 12 cars located on the north side of the road and 26 car lot at the end of Hurontario St. North

Caledon Trailway

Contact: Town of Caledon (905) 584-2272.
Distance – 36 km linear
Surface – 2 m wide gravel
Terrain – mostly flat trail
Fees – No Charge

Access points:

  • Cheltenham
  • Inglewood
  • Ken Whillans Resource Management Area, Caledon*
  • Horseshoe Hill Road north of Olde Base Line, Caledon
  • Mount Hope Road south of Hwy 9, Caledon

*Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and the Town of Caledon permit those using the Caledon Trailway to access the parking lot during daylight hours at no charge. Admission fees apply to visitors using Ken Whillans Resource Management Area.

For further information contact the Town of Caledon at (905) 584-2272.

Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail

Total Distance – 325 km from Trenton to Hamilton along Lake Ontario’s shoreline
Within Mississauga – 21.5 km linear
Surface – 2 m wide, paved
Terrain – mostly flat, winding along the lake Ontario shoreline
Fees – No Charge

1 km the trail passes through Rattray Marsh, where platforms have been constructed to protect this sensitive area. Please note that the Rattray Marsh section may be accessed by pedestrians and wheelchairs only; bicycles are not permitted.

Trail guides can be purchased from bookstores or from the Waterfront Regeneration Trust at (416) 943-8080. Visit their website at http://www.waterfronttrust.com.

Culham Trail

Contact: City of Mississauga (905) 615-4100 or www.city.mississauga.on.ca
Distance – 18 km linear
Surface – screened gravel or compacted soil
Terrain – flat areas with rolling hills
Fees – No charge

Access points:

  • Meadowvale Conservation Area, 1255 Old Derry Road, Mississauga
  • Erindale Park, 1695 Dundas Street West, Mississauga

Elora-Cataract Trailway

Contact: Credit Valley Conservation 1 800 367 0890
Total Distance – 47 km
Surface – 3 m screened gravel
Topography – flat
Fees – donation box at Hillsburgh and Erin access points

Access points:

  • 11 Station Street, Hillsburgh
  • 235 Daniel Street, Erin
  • Forks of the Credit Provincial Park (paid parking off McLaren Road, south of Charleston Sideroad)

Terra Cotta Lane at Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Distance – 3.2 km loop
Surface – 2 m packed gravel
Topography – flat, with small hill
Fees – Admission per person or Membership applies to Conservation Area

Access points:

  • East of main parking lot at Terra Cotta Conservation Area, 14452 Winston Churchill Blvd
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