Credit River Ride

From the Caledon Trailway, ride into the countryside and experience the natural heritage and beauty of this area.

About the Route

Moderate to Advanced | Unsigned | Paved and Unpaved Roads, Unpaved Trail

Load up on a variety of culinary delights at Spirit Tree Estate Cidery before pedaling on to view the red rutted earth of the Cheltenham Badlands, two side stops worth the extra kilometre. Passing through horse country and green pastures, enjoy a gentle ride up to the hamlet of Belfountain, a mecca for day trippers with lots of food options, plus picnicking and nature trails at the conservation area. The next stretch is very scenic but requires caution. Pull over at the scenic viewpoint while enjoying the Escarpment descent. Continuing along the Forks of the Credit Road, this popular route sees a lot of touring vehicle traffic, especially in the Fall. Crossing the river, cycle up the narrow road past a hidden country cottage-like community to hike or bike the rugged trail network in Forks of the Credit Provincial Park. Turn off Forks of the Credit Road and onto the quieter unpaved McLaren Road to ride back under the forested Escarpment cliffs, crossing rivers and streams all the way into the quaint village of Inglewood and rejoining the Caledon Trailway.


Jump on your bike and come explore the Greenbelt's beautiful, protected countryside. Choose from a selection of curated local cycling itineraries along the signed 475 km Greenbelt Route and explore Ontario's protected Greenbelt.
  Cycling Itineraries

Tourism Info

This route is suitable for cyclists with experience and comfort in riding on roads with vehicle traffic and incorporates roads with low-traffic and low-speeds, bike lanes and paved shoulders whenever possible. Exercise caution as conditions warrant, take spare bicycle parts, extra water, and other refreshments as needed and ride safe. The itinerary provides general distances and suggests towns where accommodations can be found, we encourage you to select your own preferred points of interest on our curated, interactive map. We encourage you to take the time to explore, shop, taste the wines and local foods, and learn about the history of Ontario's protected Greenbelt.

Tourism Partners

Waterfront Regeneration Trust Ontario Cuilinary Tourism Alliance Transportation Options