In the southwestern part of Guelph, there’s a series of several parks, bound together by a section of the Royal Recreation Trail. We’ve created a 10k route to use as a guide, but there are lots of options here to create your own route too.
The north end of our route starts at Centennial Park, just east of the Hanlon Pkwy. Run south on the Royal Recreation Trail, crossing College Ave., continuing through WE Hamiltion Park, Crossing Stone Rd. into University Village Park (~2 km mark, numerous fields). Continue south for 1.2 km, crossing Kortright Rd. into Preservation Park, which is more of an ecological park. Turn around at the end of the park, and retrace your steps, with an option to take a different path for 1 km through Hanlon Creek Park. Overall, this route is 10 km, but there are several additional trails, especially just west of Preservation Park.
Add-Ons; Additional trails west of Preservation Park. Can also connect to our Speed River route, just north of Centennial Park.
- 9.7 km (6 miles), with options for longer/shorter
- 41m (134 feet)
- Centennial Park or one of the other parks along the route
- Centennial Park, just east of the Hanlon Pkwy