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Peel Region & Greenbelt Areas

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Peel Region and Greenbelt areas have a number excellent cycling destinations and off road bicycle trails attracting a variety of cyclists. Quiet rail trails through natural and rural areas, challenging escarpment road riding and a variety of mountain biking trails can easily be found with the detail route planning information resources available for this area.

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  • Regional Road Routes

    There are many quiet county roads that are suitable for cyclists with road riding experience and map in-hand.

    • Caledon area - Several signed on-road routes have been established. Visit Walk and Roll Peel for more information.

  • Regional Trail Information

    • Caledon Trailway – 37 km of rail trail with Stationland parks interspersed at various picturesque communities along the way. This is a multi-use trail, for non motorized recreational use.
    • Elora Cataract Trail – 47 km trail linking Grand River watershed & Elora area to Credit River watershed. This former CN rail bed links the multi-use trail to numerous parks, conservation areas, historic communities and unspoilt countryside.
    • Forks of the Credit Provincial Park & Mono Cliffs Provincial Parks – Both parks offer multi use unpaved trails and park roadways thru naturalized areas. The Elora Cataract Trailway begins in Forks of the Credit Park. Self-service pay parking.
    • Palgrave Forest & Wildlife Area (TRCA) – A part of the Oak Ridges Moraine, this forested area tied to the heritage of the Humber River, has numerous dirt trails and athways which may be suitable for mountain bikes, a full trail use plan is currently nderway.
    • Brampton Trails – The following 3 off-road and primarily paved trails are an excellent way to explore the parklands and naturalized areas in Bramption. Etobicoke Creek (14 km), Chinguacousy (8 km), Professor’s Lake Trail (11 km)
    • Orangeville Trails – Work continues to reach goal of 15 km off-road paved trail loop around the town. Incorporating rail trail and parkland over 8km are already complete.
    • Mississauga Trails – Numerous off road trails and pathways of various lengths, across the city. Longer trails include Burnhamthorpe, Culham (along the Credit River), Glen Erin, and Etobicoke Creek trails. Download the Mississauga Trails Map here.

  • Regional Mountain Biking Trails and BMX Information

    • Albion Hills Conservation Area (TRCA) – Over 40 km of mountain biking trails thru beautifully rugged natural areas, with options available for all ages and skill levels. Extra amenities include bikewash station and camping. Also hosts mountain biking events. Park entry fee.
    • City of Brampton – The city manages multiple BMX bike parks including Chinguacousy Skatepark, Jim Archdekin Skatepark and Memorial Skatepark.

  • Cross-Regional Cycling Trails

    • Greenbelt Route – More than 475 kilometres of signed cycling adventures await in the beautiful, protected countryside of Ontario’s  Greenbelt. From Niagara to Northumberland, enjoy lush forests, winding rivers, welcoming communities, and family farms as you pedal through some of southern Ontario’s diverse and stunning landscapes.
    • Trans Canada Trail – A portion of this cross Canada trail runs through the Peel Region. The following multi use trails with various surface types are a part of this trail system: Caledon Trailway (TCT); Elora Cataract Trail (TCT); Trail-Link (TCT) – On-road link between the Caledon and Elora-Cataract Trailways. Use the Trans Canada Trail website's "Explore The Trail" feature to find access points.
    • Oak Ridges Trail – Portions of the 250 km trail across the Moraine are open to cyclists. Cyclists need to check and respect posted signs of permitted use at trail entry points. The trail starts near Palgrave.
    • Waterfront Trail - The Waterfront Trail crosses Peel region using trails and roadways along side or close to Lake Ontario. in Mississauga and through Port Credit. The Trail is a part of a larger trail system that stretches over 1,400km across Ontario. Popular among cyclists, the route is primarily paved with on and off road portions. 

  • Information Sources & Published Maps

    • Walk and Roll PeelWalk and Roll Peel. Website and interactive map. Region of Peel. This on-line resource combines maps of trails and paths in the City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, and Town of Caledon into a region-wide map. This comprehensive guide to walking and cycling provides lots of useful information.
    • Mississaua Cycling Map
    • Mississauga Cycling Map. Map. City of Mississauga & Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee. 2017. Print versions: Mississauga Civic Centre, Parks & Urban Forestry, Community Centres, Library Branches, and select bike stores (Gears Bike ShopThe Bike Zone, Cyclepath Missiauga).
    • Toronto Region & Conservation Authority. Site map for locations including Albion Hills (pdf) and Palgrave Forest. Print versions: Available at Conservation Areas or call 905-880-4855.
    • Ontario Parks – Site maps for all locations including Forks of the Credit and Mono Hills Provincial Parks Provincial Parks. Print versions: Available at park locations.
    • Brampton Trails & Pathways Guide. Map. City of Brampton. This resource describes three main trail systems that run N-S through the City: the Etobicoke Creek, Chinguacousy and Don Doan / Professor's Lake Trails. Print versions: Available at the Tourism Brampton Information Kiosk and all Brampton recreation centre and Brampton Public Library locations.
    • Explore Caledon Trails Map. Town of Caledon. Map highlights Caledon's 260 km of publicly accessible trails. Print copies available at Caledon businesses or request at 905-584-2272.
    • Orangeville Parks & Trails Map. PDF map. Town of Orangeville. The town has completed 8 km of a proposed 15 km recreational loop that will link to trails to Island Lake, Monora Park and the Credit River.
    • Cycle the Greenbelt Route. Digital map. The Greenbelt Foundation. Print and digital versions of maps are available.

    Please note there are many additional map guides for the region that may be of interest and useful to cyclists. New maps and guides are available yearly, and information above may change.

Thank you to our Greenbelt Network Area Project Partner:

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Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation

& Workshop Event Partners:
City of Hamilton, Tourism Hamilton. Halton: Region: Conservation Halton, Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce, Milton Chamber of Commerce. Peel Region: The Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association, Town of Caledon. York Region: York Region Tourism. Durham Region: Durham Region Tourism. County of Northumberland: Northumberland Tourism.