Welcome to the Rideau Trail Association

The Rideau Trail Association (RTA) is a charitable organization that stewards over 40 trails that span over 450 km. The main trail, known as the Rideau Trail, is roughly 325 km in length, and goes between downtown Kingston and downtown Ottawa. The RTA has three subordinate clubs – Kingston, Central and Ottawa which are responsible for organizing outings and local club events.

Become a Member

Being a member of the Rideau Trail Association is a great way to support the Rideau Trail while also earning you some valuable benefits!

Discover the Trail


Since 1971, the Rideau Trail Association has established, maintained and encouraged low-impact, self-propelled use of the Rideau Trail, a network of approximately 450 km of hiking trails between the City of Kingston and the City of Ottawa located in the general area of the Rideau Canal and its tributary waters.

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Local Clubs