Frontenac K&P Trail Information Hub

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A high angle view of a cyclist on the K&P Trail, extending towards a tree in the distance.  A ditch or stream runs beside it.

The K&P Trail is a 180-km multi-use recreational rail trail that connects downtown Kingston to the Town of Renfrew where it intersects with the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail. Frontenac County owns and operates the 90 km stretch referred to as the "Frontenac" K&P Trail" from KM 21 where the City of Kingston borders with the Township of South Frontenac, to KM 110 near Wilbur where the Township of North Frontenac borders Lanark County.

The Frontenac K&P Trail connects several villages and hamlets across three townships in Frontenac County with recreational infrastructure for cycling, walking, hiking, horseback riding, ATV use, snowmobiling, and other recreational activities. The trail intersects with the Tay-Havelock Trail in Central Frontenac and the Cataraqui Trail in South Frontenac, and together the three trails form the Trans Canada Trail route through Frontenac County.

This page is intended as a central reference for Frontenac County residents and K&P Trail stakeholders who are interested in governance matters related to the Frontenac K&P Trail. Check back here regularly for news, new developments, funding information, and how you can participate in shaping the future of the trail.

Here you will find up-to-date and historical information about the trail. Please also contribute your ideas, ask questions, and comment.

The K&P Trail is a 180-km multi-use recreational rail trail that connects downtown Kingston to the Town of Renfrew where it intersects with the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail. Frontenac County owns and operates the 90 km stretch referred to as the "Frontenac" K&P Trail" from KM 21 where the City of Kingston borders with the Township of South Frontenac, to KM 110 near Wilbur where the Township of North Frontenac borders Lanark County.

The Frontenac K&P Trail connects several villages and hamlets across three townships in Frontenac County with recreational infrastructure for cycling, walking, hiking, horseback riding, ATV use, snowmobiling, and other recreational activities. The trail intersects with the Tay-Havelock Trail in Central Frontenac and the Cataraqui Trail in South Frontenac, and together the three trails form the Trans Canada Trail route through Frontenac County.

This page is intended as a central reference for Frontenac County residents and K&P Trail stakeholders who are interested in governance matters related to the Frontenac K&P Trail. Check back here regularly for news, new developments, funding information, and how you can participate in shaping the future of the trail.

Here you will find up-to-date and historical information about the trail. Please also contribute your ideas, ask questions, and comment.

Ask Us About This Project

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    Hi there where can I get a map of the entire trail? Would like to prepared to do all 180 km. Where to Camp ect? Looks like not many options. I'm finding it difficult to start with a good map.

    Jess asked 10 months ago

    Hi Jess, there is not comprehensive multi-County map of the K&P Trail that has been published yet. However, Frontenac County has a map package showing the trail from Kingston to Clarendon Station.  You can also put the whole thing together at OntarioTrailMaps.ca with the Eastern Ontario (West) Map and the Getaway Country (East) Map.

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    Are side by sides allowed access of the complete K&P trail? Also, what happens when two vehicles meet face to face on a marshy stretch? I’m new at this. Want to make sure I know all the rules.

    Judy asked 9 months ago

    Hi Judy - Side by Sides can access the K&P Trail anywhere north of Bellrock Road, in the village of Verona.  Vehicles should remain on the trail, and in most cases, there is room for two vehicles to slow down and pass each other.  If there is not room, the County would encourage both vehicles to stay on the trail and to find a nearby area where passing is possible.

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    When does the trail open to atvs in 2023?

    Shuggy asked 10 months ago

    Hi Shuggy - the Trail opened for ATV use on April 1.  Please ensure your vehicle is licensed, insured and follows all guidelines and posted signage.

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    When does the trail open for atvs in 2023

    Marge asked 11 months ago

    The K&P Trail opens for ATV use on April 1 of each year in Frontenac County.  We do ask that motorized users monitor the surface to ensure it is not too soft for use after spring thaw or a heavy rain storm.

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    Are maverick x3’s 64” wide able to go on the trail. Thanks

    Miguel asked 10 months ago

    Hello Miguel, Yes they are permitted north of Bellrock Road in Verona.  Please ensure the vehicle is licensed, insured and follows all guidelines and posted signage.  Thanks for visiting the K&P!

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    My understanding is that dirt bikes are allowed on the trail from Verona northwards. Can you confirm if this is accurate ?

    BartS asked 12 months ago

    Thank you for your question.  Until late last year, these uses were treated similar to other motorized uses, such as ATV's and SxS type Off-Road Recreational Vehicles.  However, in September County Council passed By-Law 2022-0033 which now prohibits use of Dirt Bikes and Motorcycles on the Frontenac K&P Trail.

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    Is there a side by side width restriction on the K&P trail?

    Squigly asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Squig. If your SXS is wider than 60in, likely it won't fit through tail gates. 

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    Do you have estimates on the trail usage? How many people are using the trail?

    Heidi Ploeg asked over 1 year ago

    Thanks for the question.  We have a network of automated trail counters in place between Orser Road and Clarendon Station.  On average, each location counts approximately 25-40 trail users during the week, and 50-80 trail users on the weekend.

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    There are several examples of multi-use paths with diaramas of the planets in our solar system. Would K&P Trail be open to this kind of addition to the trail?

    Heidi Ploeg asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for the suggestion. Something of this extent would require a proposal and partnership agreement for the County to consider.  Ideally, the partner would take care of conceptualizing and guiding the project, and the County would provide support in terms of determining location, seeking financial support and so forth.  If this is something you would like to pursue further, please reach out to me directly.

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    Where are rest stations/bathrooms located along the trail?

    Diana2 asked 7 months ago

    There are portable rest stations located at the Verona Trailhead and where the trail crosses Fish Creek Road near Tichborne.

Page last updated: 02 Feb 2024, 03:55 AM