Delhi Rail Trail

The Delhi Rail Trail is a 13.8km trail that takes you from the outskirts of Delhi into the heart of Simcoe, where it connects with the Norfolk Sunrise Trail, giving you the option to continue on to Port Dover or to Waterford.

Two people on the rail trail in the fall.

Passing through old fields, by farmhouses, and through forests, you’ll get a real sense of the landscape of the area. There are benches and bike stands at almost every trail access point to easily take breaks along the route. Before you get into Simcoe, you’ll pass by one of the area’s first solar farms, where solar panels stretch as far as the eye can see to the north.

Distance: 
13.8km
Directions: 

To access the trail head for the Delhi Rail Trail from Simcoe, head west on Highway 3 until you come to Fertilizer Road. Turn right onto Fertilizer Road and follow this road until you see the trailhead on your right, about 2.5km from Highway 3.

To access the trail head from Delhi, head east out of town on Church Street East/Windham Road 12 and turn right onto Fertilizer Road. Follow Fertilizer Road for about a half a kilometer and you will see the trail head on your left.

There are also access points every 3km from which you can begin or end your walk. Refer to the map shown above to locate various access points and find directions to them.

To access the trail head in Simcoe, head west on Davis Street and turn left onto North Crescent. The trail head is at the end of North Crescent.

Additional information: 

This trail supports a variety of activities including hiking, cycling, and cross-country skiing. This portion of the trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail, it is hoped to be extended west past Delhi to connect to the Trans Canada Trail outside of Tillsonburg.

Difficulty: 

This rail trail has access points every 3km (approximately), making it easy enough to choose how long you would like to walk for. The grade is fairly level and the trail surface is mainly crushed stone and soil making it an easy trail.

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