Oakville's 200+ kilometres of recreational trails meander across all communities and connect all sections of the town. Use our interactive Recreational Trails map when you hit the trails, or visit the Cycle, Walk Oakville page to see how you can plan a connected cycling or walking route using a combination of town trails and roadways.
The heritage trail system (about 60 kilometres of trails) connects east and west Oakville and includes information kiosks that reflect our natural, human and built heritage. Visit the Heritage Trails page for more information.
Visit the Parks Listings page to explore amenities by park.
Expand your winter sport horizons, grab your skis or snowshoes and take in the beauty of Oakville’s 15 kilometres of select groomed trails. For our avid cyclists, we’ll be clearing select sections of trails for your enjoyment as well. Trails will be cleared subject to weather and after snowfall stops. Please do not use during icy conditions.
The Oakville Public Library is excited to offer self-guided Book Walks along select town trails. Enlarged pages from picture books (including QR codes) will be placed along the trail so residents can follow along and even source similar literary materials. Get more details on our Winter Recreation page.
If using our trails please respect the environment and stay on the path. Creating your own paths and building bike ramps in our woodlots/greenspace is harmful to the ecosystem and dangerous for other trail users.
To report bike ramps on our trails contact ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601. For more information on cycling etiquette, please visit our Cycling Safety page.
West of Third Line, the Fourteen Mile Creek Trail extends from the QEW to Dundas Street West. North of Upper Middle Road West, the trail system branches into two sections. One runs west of Bronte and the other east of Grand Oak Trail.
The McCraney Creek Trail runs alongside a waterway that flows into the Fourteen Mile creek. The trail runs from Dundas Street West down to the Indian Ridge Trail at the QEW.
In Glen Abbey, the Taplow Creek runs from Upper Middle Road West to the Indian Ridge Trail just west of Dorval Drive. The creek along this trail runs directly into Lake Ontario.
Starting in Bronte's Harbour, the trail runs north along the creek through Petro Canada Park and along the west side of Bronte Road to Bronte Provincial Park and Upper Middle Road West.
The Donovan Bailey Park Trail extends from Bronte Road south of Speers Road to Lakeshore Road West.
Start your walk in the trails of Sheldon Creek west of Great Lakes Boulevard and make your way north east to Nautical Woods and Nautical Park which features a sports field, playground and splash pad.
Take a longer journey east and west along the crosstown corridor. The trail is located along the TransCanada/ Enbridge pipeline. Starting at Bronte Provincial Park to the Sixteen Mile Creek, traverse Lion's Valley park to find the eastern stretch of the trail extending to Ninth Line and the Joshua Creek Trail North.
Starting at Memorial Park, the Nipigon Trail runs south along Sixth Line to Upper Middle Road East. Once south of Upper Middle Road, the McCraney Valley Trail extends behind Sheridan College and into Oakville Park on McCraney Street East.
In the River Oaks area, the Munn's Creek and Shannon Creek Trail extend from River Glen Boulevard to Neyagawa Boulevard and Upper Middle Road E. Walk the Shannon Creek trail into the Sixteen Mile Creek Trail.
The Sixteen Mile Creek Trail runs through the centre of Oakville. On either side of Lion's Valley Park you will find the east and west bank of the Sixteen Mile Creek Trail.
The Joshua Creek Trail North runs from Dundas Street (just west of Ninth Line) down to the Parkway Park near the Crosstown Trail. This trail runs along the Joshua Creek which extends north to the Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre.
The Morrison Valley Trail North runs from Dundas Street East to Upper Middle Road just east of Trafalgar Road. The Morrison Valley Trail South runs from Upper Middle Road to Iroquois Shore Road and provides access to the Morrison Wedgewood Channel which runs into Iroquois Shoreline Woods.
The Iroquois Shoreline Woods trail connects with the Morrison Valley South trail. This trail system provides a shaded and lengthy exploration through one of the largest woodlots in Oakville.
The Joshua Creek Trail South runs from Arkendo Park north to Brookmill Road, following the Joshua Creek watershed which runs into Lake Ontario. Visit the South East Sports Field information kiosk to learn about the valley's habitat and the area's agricultural and industrial history.
The Avonhead Ridge Trail circles the Clearview neighbourhood from Ford Drive to Winston Churchill providing access to community gardens, sportsfields, playgrounds, and a woodlot.