West Cast Loop 

Hike rating: 5 km loop, around

Level 1: Mostly undulating with some small hills, single lane compact dirt trail, well blazed.

The trail follows Grand River south along the bank to a pine forest then turns left to go into more woods.


Power Line Parking lot, 801 Powerline Rd, Brantford. Des

[Coordinates: GPS: 43.174607, -80.350831]



This trail starts at the Powerline parking lot that is west of Oak Park Road north of Highway 403. The 5-km trail is a single lane well-groomed trail that is undulating and curvy with no big hills.

Enter the south end of the parking lot between the three rocks, then take the blue blazed trail down the hill. Take the first trail on your left, at the blue blaze, and this takes you along the river bank under Highway 403 to a large oak tree and fireplace.

Turn left on the Blue Heron trail and then take the second left turn and follow the blue blazes. Just before you reach the S. C. Johnson trail, turn left back to the blue trail by the river and return to the parking lot. There are pine woods, cedar woods, hardwoods, and great views of the Grand River. A great trail for sunny days as it is mostly tree covered and cool.

Trail Map.