Ontario Trail Network Trailhead

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) trailhead is a geospatial database of Ontario's trailheads. 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 Trailhead contains trailhead points which describe the characteristics of a trail such as trail name, length, type, permitted use, amenity, and organization.

OTN Trailhead contains points that represent the location of the start of the trail as well as secondary access points. A trailhead exists for each trail and may consist of one or more trail segments. By linking the OTN Trailhead to OTN Trail Segment, the linear corridor/linear segment of the trail can be linked to the trailhead.

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