The Central Club section of the Rideau Trail begins at Murphys Point Provincial Park and ends at Rosedale, just north of Smiths Falls. The area is very scenic with rivers, lakes and rocky outcrops of the Canadian Shield. It encompasses the historic towns of Perth and Smiths Falls as well as portions of the Rideau Canal. Hikes are organized on most weekends throughout the year as well as on Wednesday mornings.

Group Outings

Organized outings are detailed on our RTA Activity Calendar and hikes are chosen and led by qualified hike leaders.  They commence with all participants gathering at the Trail Head or Conlon Farm in Perth.  Times displayed for each outing are departure times from the meeting place and are strictly adhered to.

Our quarterly newsletter contains details on some of the outings but all hikes and events are detailed in RTA Activity Calendar with contact information for the leaders. If you have questions or concerns, participants can call or email the leader well in advance of any hike. 

Conlon Farm

Those outings departing from Conlon Farm (127 Smith Drive @ Conlon Drive Perth, ON K7H 3N1) typically begin at 9:00 AM unless otherwise specified.

Outing Preparation

It’s important to arrive properly prepared for the outing, so please contact the leader if you have any questions. Descriptions of the levels of difficulty are available on our Trail Behaviour page.

Central Rideau Trail Club


Become a member 

If these outings interest you, you may wish to become a member of the Rideau Trail Association. As a member, you will receive a quarterly newsletter containing a list of all the hikes, social activities, news from each club and other interesting articles. You will also gain access to the RTA Activity Calendar calendar and the ability to join all hikes with all three clubs.