Best Toronto Biking Trails
Posted on: March 24, 2020 |
With warmer weather quickly approaching, we’re all itching to get outside again. What better way to enjoy the fresh air than taking a bike ride? Whether you are a family cycling together or training for a race, Toronto biking trails are for everyone.
Here’s a list of our seven favorite Toronto central trails that everyone should try at least once.
7 Toronto Central Bike Trails to Try this Year
Etobicoke Creek Trail
While the Etobicoke Creek trail is a little farther away from Downtown Toronto as other trails, it’s not one to miss. This trail has plenty of biking paths (18km) that stretch from beginner to expert. There are some dead ends, so be sure to keep a map with you.
Great Lakes Waterfront Trail
On the opposite side of the city is the Great Lakes Waterfront trail. If you’re more of a park-goer, this trail is for you. There are 56 kilometers to discover with plenty of resting spots when you need a break. And because there are always events in this park, you never know what adventure and entertainment you’ll find!
The Islands are the perfect destination for a daytime getaway. There’s plenty to do, and biking the length of the island is a must. Bike rentals are available during the summer, but watch out for tourists. There is an abundance of visitors here during the weekends, so you may want to consider a weekday trip.
Wilket Creek Trail
The 2km Wilket Creek bike trail is situated in the 44-hectare Wilket Creek Park. Along with wildlife and picnic areas, you can spot the Toronto Botanical Garden along the way.
Taylor Creek Trail
While the Taylor Creek trail isn’t far from the Wilket Creek one, you’ll find the view quite different. This 3.6km trail features both wooded areas and sunny spots. Taylor Creek is also one of the least populated trails in the area, so bikers particularly enjoy it. While you’re there, see if you can find the two hidden trails along the valley cliffs.
The hilly terrain of the Crothers Woods bike path makes it a great spot for mountain bikers. The 52-hectare park contains beautiful forestry and bountiful wildlife, creating a peaceful ride.
The 9km Beltline trail allows you to see the city from west to east. You can’t stay on the trail the whole time, which can be confusing. But the unique sites on the trail should make the hour and half trip worth it.
Other Toronto Central Trails
If you’ve already discovered these trails, the Toronto bicycle network is an intertwining collection of trails. This infrastructure allows you to get from the trail you’re on to other trails around you. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can bike across the whole city this way!
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