The Great Trail (aka The Trans-Canada Trail) links thousands of communities across Canada and has its own section right in Oxford County. This is a rail trail with a few roadway section. Horseback riding is allowed on the old CASO rail line. Explore the side trails in Tillsonburg while you're in the area!
Length: 17km (linear)
Trail Uses: Hiking, cycling, snowshoeing and horseback riding on old CASO rail line (map section #6)
Primary Surface: Gravel
Location: Tillson Ave, Tillsonburg ON (just south of North Street); Norwich Access: Zenda Line just south of Cornell Rd on the east side.
Open: All Year
Consider riding your bike right in downtown Tillsonburg and checking out all the wonderful things happening there.
Download a map of the The Great Trail or check out this zoomed in map of the trail in Tillsonburg.
How can I help keep Oxford County beautiful and healthy?
Bring along your favourite reusable water bottle. Leave all places in a better state than when you arrived. Give wildlife space; even if animals do not run away from you, they may be protecting young. Provide adequate space for flora and fauna. Take in the changing terrain, stay on the path and avoid them during wet/muddy periods. If the parking lot is full at the trail you're visiting, consider coming back at a different time or choosing a different trail to avoid overuse. Finally, take only photos and leave only footprints. If you'd like to give back, you can consider purchasing a tree
What other trails are nearby? What trails are over 5km?
Nearby trails in and around Tillsonburg include Borden Crescent, The Carroll Trail, McLaughlin Way, Participark, and Veteran’s Memorial Walkway. If you’re looking for a trail 5km or over, we have: Wildwood Trail (25km), Avon Trail (19km), Millenium Trail System (6km), Hickson Trail (9km), Roth Park (12km), Sliver Trail (5.25km), or the The Carroll Trail (5km). To learn more about these trails, check out our Trails and Hiking Page
How far is this trail system from downtown Tillsonburg?
Not too far at all. It’s about a 5-minute drive from the main access point.
Where can I grab a bite nearby?
Check out Tillsonburg’s page to learn more about where to eat here