Trails

Our trail system connects Brantford to other cities like Port Dover, Hamilton, Paris, and beyond. Our trails are paved or have a stone surface and you can use them for running, biking, or hiking. Please note that our trails are not cleared in the winter months and must be used at your own risk.

Trail map

Check our trail map for an overview of our trail system and washroom locations.

Rules on trails

Respecting the following rules and etiquette on trails will help avoid conflicts or injuries so everyone can enjoy trails equally and safely:

  • Bicycles are allowed on multi-use trails unless otherwise noted.
  • ATV's, motorcycles, e-bikes, motorized bikes, or snowmobiles not permitted on trails.
  • Motorized wheelchairs and scooters used for accessibility are allowed.
  • Call out or use a bell before passing someone on the trail on your bike.
  • Pedestrians should move to one side (preferably the right hand side) to allow cyclists to pass.
  • Use a light and wear bright clothes at night
  • Wear a helmet while biking
  • Camping, hunting and fires are not allowed.
  • Always be prepared to stop if a trail is damaged or blocked
  • Respect all posted signs and laws
  • Stay on the trail
  • Keep your pet on a leash and pick up after them.
  • Use the trash cans for your garbage
  • Smoking and vaping on City trail property is prohibited

Current trail closures

Sometimes we have to close our trails to take care of them to ensure everyone's safety. Please note the following closed trails below:

  • Bridge at the path connecting Jaycee Park to Beaver Crescent: closed due to poor condition
  • Gilkison Flats: closed due to debris and damage from past flooding
  • The bridge at the canal from Drummond Street to Greenwich Street: closed due to poor condition
  • Trestle Bridge (downstream of the Lorne Bridge): closed due to previous flood damage