Since 1971, the Rideau Trail Association has established, maintained and encouraged low-impact, self-propelled use of the Rideau Trail, a 387 km network of interconnected trails between the City of Kingston and the City of Ottawa located in the general area of the Rideau Canal and its tributary waters.
This segment continues from K&P Trail (Frontenac Segment)
and Cataraqui Trail: West Segment
The Rideau Trail (RT) goes left (west) on Portland Rd for 250 m, then turns right on Switzer Lane, going up a steep driveway and continuing north on a cart track for 700 m to Alton Rd. It goes right (east) on the gravel road for 600 m, then turns left (north) onto the gravel Rosedale Rd. After 1.4 km, at the end of Rosedale Rd, it turns left (west) onto Freeman Rd and follows it for 2.1 km to the end of the maintained part of the road.
The trail goes right from Freeman Rd to a south junction with a side loop, and ahead in woods on a narrow path at the edge of an escarpment with a steep drop left. After 600 m the trail reaches a track with a north junction of the BL. The side trail provides an alternative to the narrow path, which may be slippery.
The trail goes ahead, right at a ditch, descends in woods staying left, then veers right and rises, continuing left to a view over Knowlton Lake. It winds through woods to Cottage Rd, goes right (east) on the gravel road for 800 m to a junction, and goes ahead (east) on the gravel Gould Lake Rd for 800 m to a parking area outside the entrance to Gould Lake Conservation Area.
This segment then connects with Rideau Trail: Gould Lake Segment