- KML/KMZ files can be opened in Google Earth, and many smartphone apps.
- GPX files can be opened by most GPS software apps when KMZ cannot. Note, GPX files do not contain custom colours and icons that we use on our maps; all tracks and icons will appear the same colours and styles. We recommend using KMZ instead when possible.
- GPX-Garmin are GPX files that we have optimized for older Garmin units that only display tracks that contain 500 points or less (such as Garmin eTrex units).
Visit our GPS & Navigation page for instructions of how to use your smartphone as a GPS device (even when outside of data coverage) or how to import data to your Garmin unit.
About the Journey:
This 16.2 km loop can be cycled or walked, taking in the well maintained and paved Rotary Trail, then following enjoyable dirt trails in the local Community Forest. In the Community Forest the Juniper Lane and Isadore Connector trails are used. Just over half of this loop route is already designated as part of the Trans Canada Trail.
- Walking time roughly 4 hours. Also suitable for jogging but be mindful at street crossings.
- Cycling time roughly 1 hour.
- Horses are not permitted on the paved Rotary Way but are welcome in the Community Forest.
- No stairs or accessibility issues, though some sections have rough surfaces.
- Rollerblading and skateboarding are not recommended.
Take note: At the northernmost point of the route, where the Isidore Rail Trail and the Community Forest intersect, the route is quite steep (average 10% grade), heading uphill (east) into the Community Forest. Therefore, cyclists travelling in a clockwise fashion on the loop may have to push their bikes for up to 1 km. We highly recommend using this route in a counter-clockwise direction.. unless you're craving a good hill climb!