Simcoe County Loop Trail

Explore the 160 km Simcoe County Loop Trail in a single day or multi-day tour!

The Simcoe County Loop Trail is a 160 kilometre loop that travels through nine municipalities, reaches three major bodies of water, including Georgian Bay, Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. And, is primarily on off-road, multi-use rail trails!

The route is flat, scenic and available as a multi-day tour.

Simcoe County Loop Trail

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Where to Park

  • Park and leave your car in Barrie. Overnight parking is limited.
    • Hotels often allow you to leave your car for the duration of your trip if you spend the first night at the hotel. 
    • Barrie has a parkade on Collier St., which isn’t enforced on weekends. Leave at own risk. 
  • GoTrain allows bikes during off-peak hours.

Where to Stay

Simcoe County has a wide selection of designated cycling friendly accommodations, including camping, hotels and B&B’s. For a full listing, download the PDF map or order a printed copy. 

Overnight towns include:

  • Midland, Ontario
  • Orillia, Ontario
  • Barrie, Ontario

Type of Bike You Should Ride

The Simcoe County Loop Trail is primarily off-road, multi-use rail trail. In most cases, the trail is crushed lime stone, with some sandy and/or rough sections, depending on the time of year. 

We suggest riding:

  • Gravel Bike
  • Hybrid Bike
  • Cyclocross Bike

Can you ride a road bike? Absolutely! But, only if you are an experienced rider and we still suggest putting on wider tires for comfort and stability. 

Have more questions?

Contact Cycle Simcoe for FREE trip advice and a complete list of cycling friendly rest stops and accommodations. 

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