|Connections:||Burnhamthorpe. Mississauga Rd. Oak Ridge, Glen Erin, Credit River Culham Trail.|
This trail is a short, through the woods, trail that runs between Dundas and Burnhamthorpe. It's more of a walking trail, but wide enough for bikes and is more suited for a mountain bike but a street ten speed can also use it.
The trail begins on the west side of Mississauga Road just north of Dundas St. running beside the road on a side bike path . I'm sure though I saw an Oak Ridge trail sign though as I headed up the path. I stopped and noticed at the corner of The collegeway and Mississauga Rd. that the new entrance has a wide sidewalk bike path and provides access to the Credit Culham trail through the college and into Erindale Park.
The trail cuts in and heads westward along Sawmill creek just before Collegeway and ducks under the overpass.
You'll ride beside a wire fence on one side and the creek on the other before you enter the deeper into the woods with it's tall trees and high canopy. In early spring, along this trail, I've seen many trillium flowers but were gone by summer and replaced by spotted knapweed, Teasel, Meadowsweet, Cow Parsnip, raspberry bushes and other summer flowers.
The trail runs closer beside the creek and comes out of the high trees and runs through regular bush. There are a few trail branches to the left and right (some with pedestrian bridges) that provide connections but the main trail always stays in a general northerly direction. You'll continue northward until you pass under the Burnhamthorpe overpass, keeping right and exit the trail on the north side of Burnhamthorpe Rd. through Sawmill Park.
You can also continue along the small path just the other side of the Burnhamthorpe underpass. Follow the description in the Glen Erin Trail loop ride.
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