5 Biking Trails Just Outside of Mississauga
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story mentioned Belfountain Conservation Area. Biking is actually not permitted within Belfountain Conservation Area.
Looking for a place to take your bike and head out on an adventure for the day?
These biking trails outside of Mississauga will cure your biking itch - from gravel to grass trails, head to one of these locations with your bike and get ready for a scenic workout.
Here are five biking trails you need to check out just outside of Mississauga.
5) Scarborough Bluff's Trail
Located on Brimley Road in Scarborough, the bluffs are a stunning, secluded area by the lake. You can bike around the park, stopping in scenic areas along the grass and gravel at the base of the bluffs. This trail is about five kilometres, and good for families, as it's not that intense of a biking trail. You'll probably be shocked that such a place exists so close to home!
4) The Caledon Trailway
This trail is on an abandoned section of the Trans Canada Railway, which Caledon purchased in 1989. The 35 kilometre Caledon Trailway bisects the Humber and Credit Rivers, the Oak Ridges Moraine, and the Niagara Escarpment.
3) Escarpment Rail Trail
Also on a stretch of abandoned railway, this 32 kilometre multi-use trail extends from above the escarpment near Albion Falls, to the lower city - Hamilton. Links to Paris and Cambridge actually extend the trail to 80 kilometres, and it boasts views of the lower city, the Niagara Escarpment, and the Hamilton Brick Works.
2) Elora Cataract Trailway
According to the Credit Valley Conservation Authority, this area is a linear trail way between Elora and Cataract and offers two main parking and access points—one in Hillsburgh and one in Erin. Cyclists can enjoy a 47 km rail trail that connects Elora to the Forks of the Credit. This spot also offers bird watching, dog walking and photography opportunties.
Located in Toronto, High Park offers an abundance of multi-use trails at varying difficulty levels and lengths, great for an entire day of biking. The park boasts rare plant species and giant, picturesque oaks. This unexpected oasis in the middle of an urban centre spans 161 hectares (399 acres) - you could technically bike the park, though it might take days to see everything!