Golden Lake to Barry's Bay Rail Line Trail

Renfrew County is vast in size yet there is little opportunity for off-road cycling, why is this so? What follows is a description of a 16.5km bike ride from Gorman Rd to Wilno along a former rail line which is now used mainly as a snowmobile trail. The goal was to reach Barry's Bay but soft sand ended the trip just west of Wilno necessitating a 24km return trip along Mountain View and Ruby roads.

Some of the natural and cultural features along the trail can be viewed here. When viewing the 40.5km circuit in the below map, zoom in to see the location of the original rail line.

Cycling former railroad from Gorman Rd to Wilno.