Saugeen Rail Trail Association

About the trail

The Saugeen RailTrail is a year round, multi-use trail that connects Southampton and Port Elgin. Built on the old Wellington Grey Bruce Railway line that ran in the late 1860s and early 1870s, the trail is an excellent means of transportation between these two shoreline communities.

About the trail

Length: 25 to 30 km with loops
Difficulty: Easy
Surface: Varies, suitable for walking and bicycles.
Uses: Walking/hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing. E-bikes are permitted (must have pedals), but other motorized transport is not.
Access: The trail head is at River Street in Port Elgin, a few blocks north of the town center and east of Hwy 21. There are several access points – some with parking some without. See the Map for details.

Trail map

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Trail users code

Leave nothing but thanks.
Take nothing but photographs.
Current recreational uses include walking, hiking, jogging, cycling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
No motorized vehicles.
No hunting is allowed.
Keep dogs on a leash and obey the poop and scoop bylaw.
Cyclists should be aware of others on the trail and should alert others and pass with care.
Respect private property along the trail.
Please leave the trail cleaner than when you came.