Ontario Trail Network

The Ontario Trail Network (OTN) contains geospatial networks of trails in urban, rural and wilderness settings that are managed by a named organization for transportation, recreation, active living or tourism purposes.

The OTN relies on data sharing partnerships with local trail organizations and municipal, provincial and federal governments for ongoing updates and maintenance.

Trails in the OTN must be:

  • associated with a named trail organization
  • intended for free or paid public access
  • marked and maintained

The OTN collection includes two data classes:

  • Ontario Trail Network segment derived
  • Ontario Trail Network access points

Ontario Trail Network segment derived

This spatial dataset represents segments of trails in the OTN.

Trail segments define a linear corridor through the natural or urban environment. The corridors may be single segments or form a looping system.

The data includes characteristics about each trail, such as:

  • trail name
  • trail association
  • permitted use
  • description
  • length

Examples of trail types include:

  • hiking or walking
  • cycling
  • cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
  • paddling and portage
  • equestrian
  • snowmobiling, all terrain vehicle and off-road motorcycle
  • barrier free (wheelchair accessible)

Some trail networks have official access points. You can find the location of these points in the OTN_ACCESS_POINT spatial dataset.

Ontario Trail Network access points

This spatial dataset represents the main access points to a trail system that is part of the OTN.

This layer should be used together with OTN Segment Derived.

Access points can be spatially related to a trail network based on relative location to a trail segment. Not all trail networks will have official access points.

For more information

Provincial Mapping Unit  |  pmu@ontario.ca


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2008-09-10 - 2021-07-12

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Additional Info

Field Value
Geographic coverage Ontario
Geography Breakdown None
Source URL/Address
Maintainer Provincial Mapping Unit
Author Email
Maintainer branch Mapping and Information Resources Branch
Last Validated Date 2022-05-19
Update frequency As required
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