The Brantford to Hamilton Rail Trail is a 32-kilometre trail that runs from the east end of Brantford right through to Hamilton. Following along a section of the old Toronto, Hamilton, and Buffalo Railway (TH&B) route, this trail offers one of the very best fall nature recreation and sightseeing opportunities in southern Ontario.
Surfaced with stone dust, this trail is great for hikers, dog walkers (make sure to keep your furry friend on-leash!) and cyclists alike, and is even a beautiful cross-country skiing trip in the winter. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on this trail, making it a safe adventure for families, too.
Access to the Brantford to Hamilton Rail Trail can be found at Brantford Jaycees Trailhead on Greenwich Street (just north of Mohawk Street). There is ample parking, an information kiosk, and access to a short extension trail that leads to Mohawk Park, which has access to public washrooms. You can also access the trail at the end of Beach Road, east of Locks Road, in Brantford.
From Brantford to Jerseyville, the trail is owned and maintained by the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA). A great online brochure
is available that maps the trail system, as well as outlines sights and features along the route.