GRAND VALLEY TRAILS ASSOCIATION

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Rim Park hike

Hike Rating:  Up to 9 km out and back.

Level 1: Easy and level but for one short hill at the start, paved and stroller and wheelchair friendly.

This is a pretty, level walk through woodland and open areas close to the river, along the Walter Bean Trail.

 

Parking

From University Avenue, turn into Park Road and follow it to the parking lot on the right hand side.

[GPS:  43.517225, -80.494727]

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Description:

From the parking lot, walk behind the Elam Martin Farmstead to join the trail - do not follow the road as this leads to the private golf course trail. The hiking trail takes you through woods and open areas with pretty views of the Grand River. Avoid the private golf course trails. Near the end, when you reach housing, you can follow the road for about 300m then take the trail starting on your right. This parallels the road for about 500m to the end of your walk.