South Point Trail at Rondeau Provincial Park

Rondeau Provincial Park . . .

Time to hit the ground running.

Literally.

It’s time for another Visual Running Tour!

South Point Trail was definitely my favourite running spot at the park.

It starts out along an old road and works its way through the Oak Savannah.

It was amazingly quiet, peaceful, and beautiful.

The best part of the trail was that it came right to the shoreline.

This beach was so breathtaking that I wished I’d brought my swimsuit and towel.

I would have spent the day on this beach.

I thought about doing just that and suggested it to Dana. But it would have been a 3 kilometer hike to this point. And after spending a day at the beach, the last thing you want to do is hike for 45 minutes to get back to the car. So we didn’t do it.

So I kept running.

This part of the trail offered very little in the way of shade.

It was a warm day and it felt even warmer for the next few kilometers.

If you are really ambitious and 8 kilometers isn’t long enough for you, this trail leads you right to the Visitor’s Centre. You could then branch off and run The Tulip Tree Trail to add another kilometer to your route.

The last section of the trail had to be run on the road, but I do appreciate that it forms a complete loop. I don’t like the routes where I have to run straight down a trail, turn around, and come straight back. A nice loop is so much better.

The car is about a kilometer down this road. I ran a short way down it and then finished with a nice cool down walk.

I had plenty of water in the car and drank about a litre of it as I drove back to the campsite.

South Point Trail is great spot for a run, a hike, or a bike ride. It is flat and other than the 100 meters that cuts across the sand of the beach, it is pretty accessible for all.

Photography by Dana Kathryn

Aerial Photography courtesy of Greg’s Blog

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4 thoughts on “South Point Trail at Rondeau Provincial Park

  1. Hi Chase .. looks a spectacular place to hike in, walk or just be … the beach and sea are just glorious – I suppose at least if you go down you'll know there'll be fewer people because of the hike down.

    Camping must be just great in the park .. is it full of people – or can you get some peace and quiet too?

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend .. cheers Hilary

  2. Hi Hilary,

    A few of the campsites weren't very appealing. The cool thing is that you can go online and get details about each site before you book one. They even had photos on their website for each lot. I was really happy with the one we chose.

    It wasn't terribly busy. We felt like we had our own space and could always find our own spot on the beach.

    It was really nice, quiet and peaceful.

    Thanks for the well-wishes for this long weekend. I hope you have a good weekend as well.

  3. Chase, again thanks for taking us for this walk with you, and thank you Dana for wonderful pictures.

    I just got back from my walk and I am going to show it too. Soon.

    And…thanks so much for your comment on my blog.

    It is really great to 'know' you.

  4. Hi Braveheart,

    I love my blogger friends. Sorry I haven't commented on your blog in a while.

    That's so cool that you are going to start a similar feature on your blog. Looking forward to seeing it.

    Have a great weekend!

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