Old Railway Bike Trail
The Old Railway Bike Trail is a leisurely family bicycle trail. For most of its 10-kilometre distance the trail follows the abandoned bed of the historic Ottawa, Arnprior, and Parry Sound Railway, opened in 1896 and decommissioned in 1959.
10 km (one way)
Access to the Old Railway Bike Trail is available from:
- Mew Lake Campground
- Kearney Lake Campground
- Coon Lake Campground
- Pog Lake Campground
- Rock Lake Campground
The Old Railway Bike Trail is open during snow-free times of the year.
Difficulty Rating & Rationale
Easy. This is Algonquin Park's easiest bike trail suitable for families including children. The surface is level and hard packed having been a section of the now decommissioned Ottawa, Arnprior, and Parry Sound Railway.
Several interpretive panels along the route explain Algonquin's history.
Features & Amenities
- Bicycle Rental (nearby)
A valid Park permit is required for trail use.