The Kingston Club section of the Rideau Trail is about 156 km long and begins in Confederation Park on the Kingston waterfront and ends at Murphy’s Point, south of Perth. The Trail starts relatively flat as it wends its way out of Kingston and up along the K&P Trail to Sydenham. Beyond here the Trail becomes much tougher as it heads through Gould Lake Conservation Area and on through Frontenac Provincial Park. A short, flat stretch on the Cataraqui Trail follows before the Trail heads off through more remote countryside, passing through Bedford Mills, Foley Mountain Conservation Area, Narrows Lock and on to Murphy’s Point. Westport is a very pretty Town that the Trail passes through. Complete maps can be found on the RTA website.
The Kingston Club offers organized hikes on most weekends during the year as well as on a variety of days during the week. This includes organized hikes for anyone interested in completing the Frontenac Challenge in September and October every year. Monthly social events are also offered.
An active group of hikers, the Wednesday Walkers meet weekly, all year round for some healthy, social exercise at an easy pace. Start time is 1.30 PM from September to June; 9:30 AM in July and August. The walking locations in and around Kingston change weekly. There is usually time ‘post hike’ for coffee and a chat. For more information on Wednesday Walkers:
The Kingston Club offers full-day weekend hikes in the Kingston area and further afield. Our leaders schedule hikes of varying length and difficulty along the Rideau Trail between Kingston and Ottawa, on adjacent side trails and in provincial parks and conservation areas. They also occasionally offer seasonal outings including cycling, swimming, skiing, skating and snowshoeing.
Meeting locations and times vary for weekend hikes. This information is posted on the TeamUp Calendar and is provided to members well in advance of each outing.
If you have questions about the Kingston RTA Club, or are interested in a trial hike and need more information, please contact:
It is important to monitor the RTA response to COVID-19 and to arrive properly prepared for the outing. Please contact the leader beforehand if you have any questions. Descriptions of the levels of difficulty are available on our Discover the Trail page under “Preparation and Trail Behaviour.”
Kingston Rideau Trail Club
P.0. Box 15
Kingston, Ontario K7L 4V6
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 are welcome to come and try a hike too before joining.
Additionally, if you are currently an RTA member, you can register for our member hub and gain access to the TeamUp Calendar, where all the details of the hikes are shown.