Simcoe County LooP TRAIL

* Note: Bridge out between Vespra Valley Road and Hwy 26, just north of Snow Valley Road. Please follow Vespra Valley Road to Hendrie Road or re-route. 

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

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

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

 

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. 

Book overnight parking at the Simcoe County Museum: Online Booking (2 night maximum).

Where to Stay

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

Overnight towns include: Midland, Ontario,  Orillia, Ontario and or Barrie, Ontario

 

Bike You Should Ride

The Simcoe County Loop Trail is primarily off-road, multi-use rail trail. In most cases, the trail is crushed limestone, 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. 

Sample Itinerary

If you are looking for help planning your trip, check out this write up and video from Canadian Cycling Magazine – Bikepacking Escape on the Simcoe County Loop Trail.

Check out some photos from the Simcoe County Loop Trail

Win a T-Shirt! 

Tag @cyclesimcoe in a social media post during your Simcoe County Loop Trail adventure for a chance to win a t-shirt! 

Rules:

1. Ride the Simcoe County Loop Trail
2. Tag @cyclesimcoe during your adventure
3. Follow up with an email, including – proof of post, shirt size and mailing address. 

 

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