Cycle the Caledon hills without the upside!
Here’s a short 22 km ride that takes in the grandeur of the Caledon countryside yet all but eliminates those real nasty up hills. How is this accomplished? Follow the route below that takes you on a combination of rail trail (for flat riding) and country road which offers you the open vistas and some thrilling down hills.
The ride starts in the Hamlet of Terra Cotta on Winston Churchill Blvd., at the rail trail just north of King St. There is limited parking at the side of the road or park in the Terra Cotta Conservation Area lot. The Town of Inglewood is the turn around point where you can stop for refreshments at the General Store or root around at the Caledon Hills Cycling & Nordic Shop. Note that the ride back to Terra Cotta is not the same so you do get the effects of a continuous round trip.
The rail trail is usually in good shape and the ride can be made with almost any type of bike.
|Trail||Winston Churchill Blvd. to Mississauga Rd.|
|Road||Left on Mississauga Rd. to Mill St.|
|Road||Right on Mill St. to Creditview Rd. (Town of Cheltenham)|
|Road||Left on Creditview Rd. to Kennedy|
|Road||Right on Kennedy to Trail|
|Trail||Left on trail to Boston Mills|
|Road||Right on Boston Mills to Chinguacousy Rd|
|Road||Left on Chinguacousy Rd. to Old Base Line|
|Road||Right on Old Base Line to McLaughlin|
|Road||Left on McLaughlin to Town of Inglewood|
|Trail||Town of Inglewood to Kennedy Rd.|
|Road||Right on Kennedy Rd. to Creditview Rd.|
|Road||Left on Creditview Rd. to Trail|
|Trail||Right on Trail to Heritage Rd.|
|Road||Left on Heritage Rd. to King St. (Terra Cotta)|
|Road||Right on King St. to Winston Churchill Blvd.|
|Road||Right on Winston Churchill to Starting Point|