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[1] The Kissing Bridge Trailway is a rail trail that runs between Guelph and Millbank. The trail passes through Ariss, West Montrose, Elmira, Wallenstein, Linwood and Millbank.. Most of the trail is located in the Waterloo County and is well maintained. A wonderful journey through rural areas and towns.
[2] East of West Montrose, the original railway bridge is missing, so be prepared to climb up a hill and use the road. Another original railway bridge is missing west of Wallenstein, and you have to detour via #86 and Powell Rd. 
[3] Then, the small section of trail located in Perth County is not maintained and is not suitable for cycling (2006). Plan to start or stop cycling at the Lichty Rd gates.

eastern end of trail starts at Silvercreek Pkwy N in Guelph

start at numerous places

ped bridge

new trail surface

mowing needed

rural two track trail

just east of West Montrose a hill climb up to road - a missing RR bridge over the Grand River

Kissing Bridge at West Montrose ... cross river and head west towards Elmira

West end of trail at Millbank ... not suitable for use unless you want adventure cycling

no trail maintenance starting at Millbank

battery powered electric cattle fence across trail

Perth County trail section in Millbank ... awful

Lichty Road trail gates looking west to Perth County

trail gates at Lichty Rd heading east in Waterloo County

looking west along trail at Linwood ... evidently some local folk are not trail advocates


at Linwood looking east along the trail

From here it is an easy cycle eastward, except for the missing bridge at Wallenstein ... use the road route and pick up the trail at the feed mill in Wallenstein. From here you can head east to Elmira or take the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) that heads south to Stl Jacobs from Wallenstein (about 20 km) on paved and gravel roads. See above links for more information.