Ontario Trail Network Segment

Coordinate system: 4269 - "NAD83"


Revision Note: Please note that this dataset has been revised and is available from the Land Information Ontario (LIO) Warehouse.

The OTN (Ontario Trail Network) Trail Segment is a geospatial database of Ontario's trail segments. The OTN contains networks in urban, rural and wilderness settings managed by a named organization for recreation, active living or tourism purposes. Examples of trails in the OTN include; Hiking, Running and Walking trails; Cycling and Mountain Bike routes; All Terrain Vehicle, Snowmobiling and Dirt Bike trails; X-Country Skiing and Snow shoeing trails; Equestrian trails; and Canoe and Portage Routes.

OTN Trail Segment contains trail segments that define a linear corridor through the natural or urban environment. These corridors may be single segments or form a looping system. One trail segment is distinguished from another trail segment within the same trail by having different features. Linking the OTN Segment to the OTN Trailhead, trail segments are further defined by the characteristics of a trail, e.g. trail name, length etc.

The OTN project is the combined efforts of trail organizations and three levels of government (Federal, Provincial and Municipal) working to create a common and shared trail infrastructure which is composed trails and their descriptive attributes across the whole of the province.

Supplementary tables can be used and are available for download from the additional documentation section. Supplementary look-up table descriptions are available in the data description document, which is available for download from the additional documentation section. This layer is part of what was known as the OMNR Non-Fundamental Dataset.

Additional Documentation