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Halton Region and Greenbelt Areas

Halton Region and its Greenbelt areas have a number excellent cycling destinations and bicycle routes catering to a variety of cyclist types. Enjoy mountain biking trails for all abilities, rural road riding with mapped loop routes and the Waterfront Trail Burlington to Oakville and beyond. Also now location of new velodrome. 


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  • Established On Road Routes

    Halton Region Loop Routes - 8 on-road cycling routes ranging from 36 to 100km over a variety of terrain, easy to hilly. These routes will take cyclists away from urban areas, along scenic rural and lower traffic volume roads. The loops are recommended for cyclists with road riding experience. Routes include:,

  • Major Off Road Trails, Regional Mountain Biking & BMX Park

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    Conservation Halton – Variety of trail systems primarily suitable for mountain biking at the following conservation areas:

    • Kelso – 22 km of scenic mountain biking trails over a variety of terrain. Races every Tuesday night.
    • Hilton Falls – 33 km of recreational trails, geared to mountain bikes.
    • Mountsberg Conservation Areas – 16 km of trails suited to mountain bikes. Areas also host numerous mountain biking events.

    HAFTA - Halton Agreement Forest Trail Association - HAFTA is a non-for-profit association that preserves, protects and promotes mountain bike access and diverse riding opportunities on Halton Region lands. Click for events, trail maps and other mountain biking resources in the area.

    Burlington Hydro Corridors – Two green trails along hydro corridors, off road, paved. Hydro Multi-Use Path, corridor north of QEW.  Centennial Multi-Use Path, hydro corridor south of QEW 

    Milton BMX Track - A 300-400 metre bmx park with several berms and flowing track. The park offers fees for drop-ins and season passes for more frequent riders.

    Bronte Creek Provincial Park – 13km of park roads and trail

  • Cross Regional Cycling Routes

    • 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.
    • The Waterfront Trail - Following Lake Ontario’s shoreline from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Quebec, Fort Erie to Windsor, this well-mapped and well-signed route offers a mixture of paved on and off-road trails covering 1,400 km+.The route is an excellent for long distance touring or shorter day trips, connecting to many community access points. The Trail through Halton Region connects to waterfront communities of Oakville, Bronte with some side connecting trails and on road bikeways.
    • HamBur Loop - The HAMBUR Loop is 50 km long and takes cyclists through Hamilton & Burlington. Perfect for the recreational cyclist looking for a looped tour with stunning lookouts, waterfront cycling, and unique restaurants. Online resource pending. For digital mapping visit
    • Trans Canada Trail – A portion of this cross Canada trail runs through the Halton Region. Use the Trans Canada rail locator to find access points. Use the Trans Canada Trail locatorto find access points

  • Milton Velodrome

    Mattamy National Cycling Centre - New in 2015, this state of the art indoor oval shaped track, is the sole facility of its kind in Canada and only the second that meets top international standards in the USA and Canada. Built as a Pan Am games venue, used as training facility before and after games. A site to see from outside and in. Other recreational sports facilities also available.

  • Information Sources and Published Maps

    * 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:

Greenbelt Foundation
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation

& Workshop Event Partners:
Hamilton:
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.

 

 

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