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Hamilton to Cambridge Rail Trail

Average Rating:    (4.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Flat trail for novices, or endurance training for more advanced riders. Limestone bed, very smooth, and excellent for a cross-country work-out. This trail is 95% country surroundings with fields, forest, and rivers! There are several stops along the way for fuelling up as well.
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Latitude
43.256096120216306
Longitude
-79.93229627609253
Trail Directions
The trail begins in the West End of Hamilton, on Ewen Road which intersects with Main Street West. Once you find Ewen road from Main Street the trail is located less then 100m down the road. One can also access the Trail from the Dundas Conservation area, located on Highway 99 in Dundas. This is a preferable location as it is much more scenic, has washroom facilities, and a watering hole. Incredibly beautiful surroundings to say the least. -- You can also pick up a map here.
Trail Length
70 kilometers; 140 return
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Hamilton
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 4, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Julie , from Elora

Summary:
The trail system here is fantastic, but can be quite busy on weekends.
If your up for an enduro challenge check out the rail trail that runs all the way to Cambridge. Its 75 km one way. Unless you can do it return, then, please, don't harp about this being a novice ride. There is a lot of single track too. Best cycling in the Hamilton area by far!

Recommended Route:
Train Station located on the Dundas Conservation area on Hwy 99.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Kelso



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Review Date
May 8, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Brian , from Burlington

Summary:
This is a novice ride, Great if your going for a ride with the family for the afernoon. Smooth ride for the infants on the crushed stone. Great scenerey. If you go during the Hamilton airshow you'll be able to catch some flyby's.

Recommended Route:
Hyw 8 to Hyw 99 ( govenors rd ) in Dundas off north to the Dundas conservation area. Nice watering hole there.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Cabridge to paris run ( similar ride )



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Review Date
April 17, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Edgar Weiss , from Toronto

Summary:
Awesome rail trail for a long distance ride. A couple watering holes along the way. Try paved roads along the way for greater variability. There are many hills if you leave the trail for an even more challenging ride.
I highly recommend this ride for anyone who wants to get away from it all for up to 8 hours!

Recommended Route:
Start at the train station located at the Conservation Area on Governor's Road (Hwy 99). Head west toward Brantford, Paris, or even Cambridge -- up to 75 km one way.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Try Waterdown or Kelso.



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Review Date
December 16, 1998

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Peter , from Dundas

Summary:
The rail trail is predominantly for novices, but great for building endurance, too.
If one desires more technical riding then check out the trails in the Dundas Conservation area. They kick ass! There is something there for everyone.

Recommended Route:
Fuel up at the Train Station located at the Dundas conservation area on Highway 99. Follow the trail west.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Check out the trails down the road on the other side of the Dundas Conservation Area. Lots of hills.



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