Biking trails in Toronto   

Biking trails to ride in Toronto  

By: Josephine Naghavie 

Published on: September 8th, 2023

If you are looking for a way to spend your day outside, here are some beautiful biking trails with gorgeous scenery. These bike trails are a great way to see the sights and nature, as Toronto is a very urbanized city. Pedal your way through these beautiful, family friendly trails, that will give you a view of Toronto you will be least expecting!  

Toronto Islands

The city’s islands are a stunning setting for a bike ride. You can take the ferry with your bike to the islands and start riding as soon as you get off. If you do not have a bike, do not worry! There are many rental places that have so many options as soon as you get off the boat. The biking trails go around the island, so you are able to see the sights at a quicker pace than walking. The biking trails are pavement, with some crushed gravel, but it makes for a smooth and enjoyable ride.

Humber River Recreational Trail

The Humber Trail is a large trail that contains two different areas for your own personal pleasure. If you prefer mountain biking, on the north side, the trails are suited for bigger tires and larger climbs. If you are looking for a more calming ride to enjoy the sights, the south side has old bridges, gardens, beautiful waterfalls, and nearby rivers to enjoy. The trail is paved and connects to the waterfront trail, it is a perfect way to escape the city’s waters.

Kay Gardner Beltline Trail

This amazing and natural trail has no obstacles which makes it an easy ride. The trail is on flat land and mostly paved. The path is behind many residential areas, so if you want to take a sneak peek into some extravagant backyards in the Forest Hill and Rosedale area, this is the perfect trail for you. There are many ravines along the way, and some portions of the trail must be crossed on a street to get to the connecting side. This allows for breaks in the attached park for a perfect little picnic!

High Park

High Park is generally a beautiful park to spend your day on the west end of Toronto on any occasion and any season! They have biking trails that loop around the entire park so that you can check every corner out. The path includes both paved road and dirt roads, featuring bridges and ravines. You will be able to make lots of little pit stops to check out the scenery. If you’re headed there in the spring, make sure to check out the famous cherry blossom trees.

Lower Don River Trail

This trail runs alongside the river that connects to Toronto’s urban neighborhoods. Portions of this path are wooded, but the majority stays paved for a much easier ride. This trail provides access to different areas of downtown Toronto, so it can be a perfect trail if you want to check out neighboring areas. The most stunning part of this trail is that the end point finishes right at the Distillery District, so that you can enjoy a meal or refreshment after your hard work!

Woodbine Beach and The Boardwalk

This trail is a pleasant ride along the water. It is the perfect spot if you want to go for a bike ride, and have a break by the beach. The area tends to get busier on the warmer days, so be mindful that the riding is more of a relaxing and scenic pedal. You will be able to enjoy the view of the waters, the sights, and the beautiful nature.

Morningside Park

This park is Toronto’s largest park and is a beautiful area to escape the grand city life. This trail is paved and leads to lush valley landscapes and forests. The path is paved with elevation so you can have some fun and play around with your biking. The trails are also very large, so you have lots of room! This is more of a remote area, so this place is perfect if you want to clear your head or are looking for some peace and quiet. At the end of the trail, there are beginner tracks with dirt jumps if you are looking to test your skills.

Etobicoke Creek Trail

This trail is amazing and is located on the west end, near Mississauga. It is a beautiful route that is tucked into the natural boundary zone from Lake Ontario along the Etobicoke River. It is a completely paved trail that can also take you to more natural sections, where there are no paved areas. The creek trail is mostly calm, but there are some dangerous areas that have rapid waterfalls. Although they are beautiful to look at, make sure to watch your step! 

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