LENGTH: 8 KM (about 2 h)
Which direction to take on this hike first depends on your hunger! The beautiful Small brick cafe is located in Riverdale and is a perfect excuse to go on a winter walk. Stop by and enjoy their cozy winter terrace, fully equipped with outdoor heaters. You will either arrive at this cafe about 30 minutes, heading east through Louise McKinney Park, or an hour and a half after passing two riverside parks and the ultra-blue Dawson Bridge. Be sure to take a moment at the lookout near McNally School, which offers stunning views of the city skyline.
Note: Due to the construction of the LRT, you will need to use a detour to complete this trail. To avoid construction, exit Grierson Hill from Louise McKinney Park, then walk back down Cameron Avenue to join the Riverdale Park Trail.
Food and drink nearby: Small brick cafe.