Moderate with Difficult Sections
This popular hiking and biking trail was built by volunteers in the mid-1990 and continues to be maintained by volunteers today. Like many trails in PEI, the St. Catherine’s Trail crosses many private land parcels and exists thanks to collaboration with local land owners. The trail is 6.5 km in length and it is often hiked or biked in both directions, making it one of the longest privately-owned trails on the Island. The trail is somewhat difficult because of switchbacks and the frequent changes in elevation.
The trail traverses a mostly hardwood forest which makes it a favourite destination in the fall. Beach, birch and maple trees are found along the entire length of the trail as are many species of birds as well as fox and snowshoe hares. The eastern portion of the trail (east of the MacEachern Road) is less frequently travelled and can be difficult to locate in the winter when it is snow covered.