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The Pinnacle - Renfrew


RATING:Easy to moderate
TOUR TYPE:Loop
TOTAL DISTANCE:14 km
START / FINISH:-Renfrew
-Park at the Museum on Arthur St or leave from anywhere in Renfrew
HIGHLIGHTS:-Views
-Suspension Bridge
-McDougall Mill Museum
SURFACE:-Pavement: 9 km
-Gravel: 5 km
TIME ALLOWANCE:-Beginner: 1.5 hr
-Intermediate: 1 hr
-Advanced: 45 minutes

Information
This is a favourite ride for many Renfrew cyclists. This ride starts in town and within a few km you are climbing up the Pinnacle to meander through farm country. This tour feels miles from town. This is a great ride for the whole family, or for a late afternoon training ride. Get out and enjoy this beautiful ride.

Directions

 

  • Park at the McDougall Mill Museum; ride back up the hill and make a sharp right at the top of the hill onto Albert St.
  • Take Albert St to Bruce St. Turn left on Bruce St; ride to the lights and turn right onto Stewart St.
  • Take Stewart St to Pinnacle Rd (1 km).
  • Turn right on Pinnacle Rd; there is a 1 km climb up to the top of Pinnacle Hill.
  • Follow paved road to T-intersection. Turn right onto gravel road.
  • Ride for 1.5 km to Cobus Rd. Turn right and follow the road for 4 km to T-intersection at Bruce St.
  • At Bruce St turn right and ride down the hill to Albert St. This is a heavy traffic area so be careful.
  • Retrace your route back to the Museum and spend some time enjoying the view from one of only two swinging bridges in Ontario.