Hiking and Biking Routes

A new Elgin St. Thomas Cycling and Hiking Trail map is now available. The new version has a green background with new routes highlighted across the region. To view an electronic version of the new 2018 trail map click here. Print copies are also available at:

  • Southwestern Public Health, St. Thomas Site - 1230 Talbot Street, St. Thomas
  • Railway City Tourism - 605 Talbot Street, St. Thomas
  • Elgin County Tourism - 450 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas (First floor, Economic Development & Tourism Departmental Office)

There are many different smart phone apps that map and track your walk,run, ride or hikes.  These apps are a lot of fun!  They are also incredibly useful when our communities develop new trails or cycling routes as we will be able to see which routes are the preferred routes in our community.  We recommend the following apps:   

Map My Ride - Search bike maps in your area, track cycling workouts in our online bike training log and track your favourite biking routes.  Several local routes have already been mapped.  Sign up for a free account.

Strava - Track all your runs, rides and cross-training too.  Upload your activities from your Garmin, Android or iPhone and Strava will automatically log all your workouts.  Strava also allows you to compare your effort against past efforts as well and compete against other athletes who have done the same segment.  See where you rank and start moving up the leader boards.  

Hiking and Cycling Trail Map

The Elgin-St. Thomas Cycling & Hiking Trail Map highlights that Elgin St Thomas has so many wonderful ways to be active.  The map features routes where you can walk, hike, jog, cross country ski, and cycle on the beautiful trails and parks throughout Elgin County and St. Thomas. Many of the routes included in the map are a result of the Creating Connections project in St. Thomas and the Elgin St Thomas Cycling Master Plan which was adopted by all Elgin St Thomas municipalities in September 2014. Get your trail map today and start exploring what our community has to offer!  Pick yours up today or view it electronically here!

To learn more about bicycle friendly businessess and routes across Ontario visit Ontario By Bike.