Hiking the Rideau


With many all-season parks and conservation areas, the Rideau Canal has ample opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature.

Here are a few of our popular trails along the canal

The Rideau Trail is a 387 km network of hiking trails between the City of Kingston and the City of Ottawa located in the general area of the Rideau Canal and its tributary waters. Come hike with us!

The Cataraqui Trail is a year-round, shared-use recreation trail. In spring, summer, and fall it welcomes everyone from hikers to cyclists. In winter it is open to snowmobilers bearing a current Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs trail permit.

Murphy’s Point on the Rideau Trail : Nestled between Westport and Lombardy you will find a majestic destination for hiking. With over 20 kms of trails with captivating scenery. Located on Big Rideau Lake, part of the Rideau Canal World Heritage Site.

Rock Dunder: In the Frontenac Arch Biosphere, you will find the beautiful trails at Rock Dunder. This moderate to difficult trail leads you to a soaring lookout over the Rideau Waterway. If you follow the well-marked trails all the way to the top, astounding beauty and a great photo opportunity is your reward.

The Tip to Tip Trail: is a 4.5k hike in Burritts Rapids; a small town south of Ottawa, along the Rideau River. The creation of the Rideau Canal there resulted in a small island. The “Tip to Tip” Trail is aptly named because it begins at one tip of the island and ends at the other.

Day hike your way through the region. Find more trails adventures here.


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    Rideau Trail Sign. Rideau Heritage Route

    Rideau Trail Sign, Marlborough Forest. Rideau Heritage Route, Ontario, Canada

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    Chaffey Cataraqui Trail

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